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    New upgrade

    Im lookin to upgrade my current system.. its my system in my profile.

    The systems been feeling a little slugish recently and im wondering what I could upgrade.

    Im thinking a possible new Hard drive as my current ones quite old. Also may possibly be the processor

    Budget will be about £200-£400..

    Theres no great rush as im saving up for it

    much thanks

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    Re: New upgrade

    TBH a new hard drive and a fresh install of windows will probably be enough as your system seems well specced enough!

    I would look at getting a Samsung F1 1tb hard drive or the equivalent Western Digital model:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-W...rpm-32MB-Cache

    The only major upgrades I could think of would be:

    1.)A quad core processor like a Q9550 for around £170 if your motherboard supports it:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...che-85x-Retail

    2.)A new graphics card. The HD4890 will be a good upgrade when compared to your HD4850 for around £144:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-X...DTV-HDCP-Ready

    IMHO I would just get a new hard drive and save the money for a major upgrade when the Core i5 and DX11 graphics cards become mainstream in the next 6 months to 12 months.


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    Re: New upgrade

    Haha you have the same main components as me
    I agree with CAT-THE-FIFTH - a new, faster HDD should be a good upgrade to make the system less sluggish. However, have you tried reinstalling Windows as this could make a big difference to speed. I doubt upgrading the CPU would make a noticeable difference in desktop performance, especially for the amount of money you would be spending on an upgrade.

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