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    £150 worth of upgrade

    Finally got a bit of money, what would you improve in my system for that cash.
    I was thinking a 500GB HD and a 5770?
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Yup, I agree. A 500GB Samsung F3 and a 5770 should fit nicely into £150.

    Aria seem to be doing good deals on both at the moment - £30 and £120 respectively.

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    but then how much is delivery
    Would be about £160 then so I may as well just order from scan then.
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Always the problem with them...

    Mind you, Scan seems to be about £16 more expensive, partly because they've only got one 5770 in stock

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Ebuyer seems to be good for 5770s at the moment.
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Still £134 for the 1GB though

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    is 1GB really necessary? only running at 1080p so will 512mb suffice? I'm guessing it will for cod4...
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Probably, but the difference in price is so small it seems more worthwhile going for the 1GB option

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Alternatively I get a GTX 460 and sell the 8400GS and get a new HD next month when I get more money/tomorrow if I get money for doing well in exams
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Could even keep the 8400GS for physx, if that's even possible.

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Who knows. I'm starting to incline towards SSD and a cheaper GPU this is annoying I'm incredibly indecisive
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Haha

    I'd go for the graphics myself, as much as I want an SSD it's fairly low on the priorities list! Just depends what you use your system for most of the time.

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    Well I actually get along fine with a 8400GS which says a lot about hwo badly I need new graphics. Perhaps it would be nice to run cod4 on max settings but seeing as I only play competetive it has little use (on promod the basic rule of thumb is to turn all settings down to minimum). However AA would be good.

    I think any fast 500GB HD would already be much snappier than my old maxtor 200gb drive tbh.
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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    64GB Kingston V-Series (2nd gen) SSD + HD4670? From ebuyer you should be able to fit those into £150. Might even be able to push the GPU up a bit...

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    A 9800gt might be a better option than a 4670
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205449 £77
    Or 2nd hand . . . if I get that gtx260 I'll be selling my 9800gtx which will still be a heck of a step up from a 8400gs and cheaper

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    Re: £150 worth of upgrade

    I dunno I just been away for 2 weeks and I haven't missed gaming at all... wouldn't it be a complete waste of money in that case? Might give up on gaming and focus on getting into uni...
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