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Old 02-01-12, 06:55 PM   #13
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maybe i should just buy an ssd n thats it
Yes, just do that.
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Old 02-02-12, 01:46 PM   #14
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if you only want to upgrade for gaming @1080p, then just upgrading to an SSD will give you the best return.
Your current rig is hardly bad or outdated. Your CPU should be quite enough in games and the GTX480 will still give you quite a lot of power. Add an SSD, eventually boost your RAM if you really want to (8GB is quite enough too, but it's soooo cheap).

Always tempting to get the latest shiny, but there is hardly anything to do with it anyway.
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Old 02-02-12, 03:29 PM   #15
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Nate you're a kick in the pants dude.

Your system as is can play every game out there. I'd get a solid SSD for now, maybe get a 7970 as well. Call it good. Heck, if you really want to fork out even more money, pick up the PhenomII x6 1100T with a H100 and OC that beast. That is a formidable rig that'll TriviumNateHulkSmash any game out there.

Or, you could just send all that money to me.
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Old 02-02-12, 04:21 PM   #16
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Man this thread has made me realize just how old my hardware is.

My mobo and processor were new in 2008.
gtx 460 is = 285 gtx so thats 2009ish (brought in 2010)
My lcd is a gift from 2006.
Case and psu are from 2007
Soundcard was brought new in 2006
Harddrive is from 2009

I m hoping to keep this running for two more years. I figure this has one more year of playing games on high settings. Once the new consoles come out this thing is gonna be toast.

Go for the SSD nate.
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Old 02-02-12, 10:44 PM   #17
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ok ty everyone um maybe an ssd sum more ram maybe a 6core cpu but thats come last
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Old 02-06-12, 01:19 PM   #18
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6 cores won't help with gaming, mostly for highly threaded applications (video compression or 3D rendering).
RAM is cheap, but there is a diminishing return for now past 8GB, except if you run professional software (3D modeling, photoshop on BIG images or virtual machines).
SSD is still your best bet for a smooth experience.

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