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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ishamm, Dec 17, 2011.

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  1. ishamm

    ishamm Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2009
    Here are my current specs:

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 3.8GHz
    Processor Count: 4
    CPU Cooler: Zalman cnps9900max
    RAM: 4062 Mb Corsair Dominator
    Graphics Card: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870
    Hard Drives: WD Caviar Black 1 TB, WD Caviar Green 1TB
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7H57D-V EVO

    I use the machine as a High end gaming rig mostly, then bluray player and photoshop use secondary. In terms of CPU and GPU, im waiting for ivy bridge and HD7000 series to hit before any upgrades, but am looking to get the most out of what i have for now on a relatively tight budget.

    I was looking at gskill ripjaw x 8gb kit, to replace the dominators. Would i see any real life improvements with this? also for SSD i can afford max 128gb range, but after that i get lost in the sea of various manufactures etc. i have heard intel's 520 will be good, but can you suggest any similar parts?

    many thanks for any (reasonable) suggestions :D
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11 It's My Birthday!

    May 12, 2011
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    RAM upgrade would have no effect on performance.

    SSD would improve disk access times, but no performance increase.
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