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Weekend Open Forum: Your next PC upgrade

By Matthew ยท 82 replies
Feb 24, 2012
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,167   +3,261

    Honestly is a non-raid SSD not fast enough for you?
    Especially seeing as you are still using HDD's.

    Or is the raid configuration for redundancy purposes?
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,223   +163

    going to replace my quadfire. I have a feeling this time is gong to be Nvidia 600 series.
  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,762   +435

    PCIe SSD (Revodrive 3 X2 or greater) and Ivy Bridge successor is my target. Something with > 2x Native SATA III anyway.
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,769   +598

    Still have a hard time justifying an upgrade on my current system. No games out right now have trouble running on it. I would like to get away from my 5870s but its a lot of money right now. Maybe I'll reconsider when Nvidia comes out with Kepler. CPU wise, I'm still happy with my 960, OC'ed at 4.25Ghz since day one. Probably going to wait for DDR4 to come out and buy in to that platform, and at that point its a new system all together.
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    I'm confused whether to buy a Radeon, RAM, or Athlon or Phenom. No money for SSD :(
  6. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I want to do a new build come summer, but it's hard to justify atm =/ . If I can't get around to it this year, I definitely plan on getting myself an SSD, new video card be it either Radeon 7850/70 or 660ti and possibly a Corsair Hydro Series Cooler.
  7. I am playing civilization 5 the system below:
    Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.80 GHz, 512K Cache, 533 MHz FSB, 2GB RAM, 80 gig segate IDE hard drive, HIS HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1GB (128bit) DDR3 AGP, 24 inch Samsung 1080P Monitor, HP gaming mouse, backlit keyboard.

    I shouild see a large increase in performance with Civ 5 if I use an AMD FX 4100 series processor, AMD 2950 , 8 gig ram, two 60 GB ssd (one system, one data)? Will I care if I us an Intel processor instead given the performance level of my current system?

    If I have a 1080p monitor, how can I tell if it will support higher resolutions? Should I care to play games above 1080P or is 1080P good enough for a 24" LCD monitor.
  8. jjbeard926

    jjbeard926 TS Rookie Posts: 69

    I'd love to get a SSD but at the current price point I will settle for a new 6Gb/s SATA HD. I am currently running on an older 3 Gb/s model which is approaching end-of-life. Following that I'll be making the jump from 4GB of RAM to maxing out my motherboard at 8GB.

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