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Other SSD OR MORE RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mechh69, 9 May 2012.

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What is the best option?

  1. SSD (suggestions of value vs preformance)

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    90.5%
  2. Add 12 GB kit and fill all the slots

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  3. Buy 24 GB kit (MB Max)

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Just over clock (video cards or CPU) please provide comments

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    9.5%
  1. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Currently I am running and I7 920 6GB of TRI channel ram and 2 80GB WD blue HDD in Raid 0 on a EVGA E760 3way Classified board with 3-260GTX in SLI and a 9600 for Physx. The rest of the rig is in my SIG. I notice when I'm gaming on WOW (don't start bashing on it) in 25 man Raids my FPS take a serious hit down in to the 20-30 FPS range, and the game starts lagging. My ping is fine down in the 40-50 MS range so that's not the issue. So I am trying to figure out what will benefit me more a SSD or upgrade ram from 6GB to 18GB or 24GB or buy a new video card and drop the SLI?

    P.S. Computer during gaming is using over 3GB of ram.

    Comments/Suggestions please.
     
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  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    More ram will do nothing for you in 32bit games. SSD would be most beneficial overall, but won't help your FPS either. How about a more recent GPU? One good current GPU instead would be a much better way to go.
     
  3. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    Wouldn't the CPU be a bottleneck in 25-man raids? If not then I'd say a GPU upgrade. RAM wouldn't help. SSD would be great, but wouldn't improve FPS in multi-man WoW raids.
     
  4. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    CPU usage does go up during 25mans but it's not maxed by any means.

    How do i edit the poll?
     
  5. Williz

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    SSD and more Ram, Ram kits are pretty cheap.
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Get an SSD.

    That 9600 is more than likely acting as a bottle neck as Physx goes.
     
  7. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    So should i just pull the 9600/disable it as a Physx card?
     
  8. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    I would anyways. System will run cooler and consume less power.

    Did you ever try overclock that CPU?
     
  9. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    The 9600 I have not tried to OC the other three are OCed from the factory I could probably push them a little further but not sure how much.
     
  10. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    I was talking about the cpu not the graphics card :p

    Rip out the 9600
    Get an SSD
    Overclock the CPU.

    Do you have an aftermarket heatsink or the stock one?
     
  11. Andre_B

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    Go for the SSD. You won't regret it. :)
     
  12. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    After market CPU Cooler the Scythe Mugen 2 with 2 120 in push pull.
     
  13. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Then you have no excuse to not overclock that CPU :p

    3.4ghz should be easy
     
  14. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Ill try it out and see what it does when i get home and ill let you know how it works out. Off to find the OC thread on the 920 again.
     
  15. Harlequin

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    wow only uses 2 threads at max anyway - 1 for sound unless you `hacked` to re-enabled hardware sound ; get a faster ard - i use an X6 1090T (3.6ghz) with 8 gig ram , and with the 64bit client the game is using 1 gig , and i actually have nearly 2 gig doing nothing.

    so more ram wont do squat.


    SSD? faster zoning - even with the 1st gen ssd i have i have to wait usually for the server to catch up - but it doesnt help with fps.

    what settings in game you use? - i would honestly look at a new video card , use 1 of the gtx 260`s for physx and get something like a gtx 560ti
     
  16. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Yep, overclocking the CPU will make the difference in a game like WoW, none of the upgrades you suggest will help - unless WoW doesn't support SLI (can't really remember) in which case it could benefit slightly from a newer graphic card than your 260.
     
  17. Plodder

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    I have to agree with the people saying drop your physx card and overclock your cpu based on personal experience in wow.
    On a side note im not sure why your game is lagging if you are not dropping below 20-25 fps.
     
  18. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    SSD & Overclock for more FPS
     
  19. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    I see activity on all 4 cores in wow while playing at least that's what the CPU Meter shows when I get home tonight ill pull the 9600 work on the OC and monitor the CPU/Thread usage and post the results. Thanks for the advice guys. I appreciate it.
     
  20. Bladesingerz

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    Don't get more ram, thats just trowing away monney, a ssd will help you a little, you could check how fast your hdd's are atm, my old drive had a read speed of 35mb/s that holds you back alot!

    Considering the GPU upgrades every one said, yes you could do that! Even a gtx550 will max out WoW.
    What fps are you aiming for? is a minimum of 30 good enough or do you want a constant of 60+ fps?
     

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