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    My next upgrade...

    Hey guys,

    Having a look at my system on the left... what would be *your* next upgrade:

    1. Dell 2007WFP (or maybe samsung syncmaster 20.1" widescreen)
    2. 2x1gb Memory
    3. 2x37gb raptors in RAID0.

    4. something else?


    basically, do i go for a nice monitor, or some form of upgrade to make things run a bit faster/smoother?

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    Memory without a doubt if you're choosing only one, but christmas is coming up so why not treat yourself to a nice new monitor as well?

    The Raptors would be good if you're doing tasks which require alot of disk access, but for gaming the memory is a must - and also for Vista.

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    RAM also.

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    ok, maybe ram soon, and monitor for christmas raptors @ easter or something... we'll see


    Oh, and do you guys reckon just 2x1gb sticks of, say samsung, or would you go for corsair/something expensive?

    Would you recommend i sell my 2x512mb, or keep all 4 sticks to make 3gb? (4 sticks of ram never used to be a great idea, im wondering if that has changed now?)

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    And unless you are stone deaf, grab something to quieten those raptors

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    I'm confused about 2 vs 4 sticks as well, but from what I've read it doesn't make a huge performance impact - 3% or so. However, I guess this varies from mobo to mobo.

    Why not get some A-Data stuff? memoryc.com sell it, it's cheap, and has got good reviews. Just as good as some of the pricier stuff apparently.

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    i can get 2x1gb sticks of samsun off ebay @ ~£95, anyone see a problem with doing this?

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    Id say go for the 2x1gb sticks, dont bother buying expensive stuff, budget stuff works fine and u save urself a bomb! also having just got the samsung myself i must say its awesome, and at just a tad over £200 quite the bargin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastamanblues View Post
    Id say go for the 2x1gb sticks, dont bother buying expensive stuff, budget stuff works fine and u save urself a bomb! also having just got the samsung myself i must say its awesome, and at just a tad over £200 quite the bargin!
    £200? for 2gb of samsung? think i'll do £96 for 2gb off ebay

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    Well, unless you are an overclocker I would say budget is fine. If not there are plenty of RAM's out there with good heat spreaders. Geil is on discount now at overclockers.co.uk

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