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    Cool What to upgrade first?

    Hello everyone, this is my rig now, and since im on a limited budget, i need to upgrade bit by bit, and i would like some advice on what to upgrade first for maximum effect.

    Q6600 g0 @ 3.0
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    8gb DDR2

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    GTS560 Ti
    i5 (quad) + mobo +ram (would need to save up a bit more)
    SSD ~ 250GB


    What would i see the most difference first

    I mostly play WOT and do InDesign/Photoshop (uni)

    thanks in advance

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    Budget??

    What model of CM PSU do you own??


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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    Its a 500 watt, CM RS500 PCAR D3

    ive seen the 560Ti on the evga b stock site for £80 and the 460 for £82 here
    ssd i was thinking Samsung 840 lots of deals floating around ~£120
    the i5 and mobo and ram would be the expensive upgrade which is why i was asking which was the best upgrade to do first, basically one a month/ save up for the set. i was looking to get an ITX mobo though (to eventualy fit in a silverstone FT03. but budget is roughly £300 ish for cpu mobo and ram.

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    SSD would be the biggest single improvement, for the most number of things. If you were a heavy gamer then it would be slightly different.

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    Like I said, I pretty much play only WoT right now and on high settings I'm getting around 35-40 fps, though it does drop to 25 once in a while for a second or so.
    I guess the ssd would be the most noticeable upgrade, visible across the board...
    I hope prices drop a bit more by payday

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    Id say get the SSD first.

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    If you are going to get the Samsung SSD, don't forget to claim on the cashback. You get a minimum 15 quid back, but remember offer ends on the 28th. I'm a new member so I cannot post links but if you Google "Samsung SSD Cashback", you should be able to find the official page.

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    Re: What to upgrade first?

    Thanks, ill keep that in mind.

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