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 Post subject: PC Looking for a Budget Boost.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:42 pm 
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To be fair, my HDD has felt tired for a while, so I'm looking to change to an SD, which will get me better performance.

I'm thinking of upgrading my RAM as well. I have 8gb, would it be worth upgrading to 16? (I notice my memory gets hammered on some games).


Any affordable on the above that people know of?

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 Post subject: PC Looking for a Budget Boost.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Samsung Evo 850 SSD's (£90) are the go to drive these days and I hear they come with software to let you move Windows and data onto them so you can boot off the SSD. Just go with a size you can afford, I've only got a 256GB one and it's fine but if you want lots of games to run off the SSD then you might have to keep rotating games so you're not running out of space.

Personally I'd always prefer to do a clean install of windows onto a new hard drive, but software that'll do it all in a couple of clicks without having to reinstall everything can make things a lot less painful.

And as for memory 16GB is a good number, no need to go beyond that unless you're doing a lot of video editing and shit. Just check how many free slots you have, if you have 2 free just buy a set of 2x4GB. Around £60-65, I'd go Corsair (pretty sure it's DDR3 you're on)

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Cheers Ben.

I had better get some photos of my innards up to see if i have slots.

Is this easy to do, or take it to a local shop?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:12 pm 
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I'm in the market for a new gaming PC, having lost my first one to the scurvy youngster. Only got a 1080p screen, but want to allow for 4K in due course.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:39 pm 
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MakingUpTheNumbers wrote:
I'm in the market for a new gaming PC, having lost my first one to the scurvy youngster. Only got a 1080p screen, but want to allow for 4K in due course.

If you're fine building yourself I'd head over to https://uk.pcpartpicker.com
Plenty of builds posted by other people and it'll give you a shopping list with the cheapest prices from online retailers.

Most people say the Geforce GTX 1070 is the best sweet spot for graphics performance per £. And I'd personally have a look at the new AMD Ryzen 1700 processor, superb performance compared to Intel offerings and cheap (it overclocks well to give performance very closer to their top of the line 1800X chip)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Cheers Ben.

I had better get some photos of my innards up to see if i have slots.

Is this easy to do, or take it to a local shop?

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Memory upgrade is easy, just plug and play. The hard drive re-jig could be a bit painful considering how your graphics card upgrade went. If you're not sure, ask a local shop to price up the job for you, at a guess it'd be about £60 on top of the cost of the parts

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:00 am 
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Something like this might help
http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/systemscanner

It'll scan your system and give you a note pf compatible memory

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:25 am 
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mannymann wrote:
Something like this might help
http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/systemscanner

It'll scan your system and give you a note pf compatible memory



Cheers Manny. Anything else like that? That one doesn't seem to work for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm 
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OK. I got it to work!


What does this tell us geekies?

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/0BD1E74331D926C3


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:32 pm 
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UglyGeezer wrote:
OK. I got it to work!


What does this tell us geekies?

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/scanview/0BD1E74331D926C3

So basically, your PC has 4 memory slots and you've got 2 free. They generally work better in pairs, so you should get a kit or 2x4GB. The type of memory you need is DDR3 and the main thing that affects price is the speed (from about 1333MHz - 3000MHz)

Something like this is probably a good shout - Link - Decent brand, good speeds and can't find much cheaper than £55 for any DDR3 8GB kits.

Just avoid any that say SO-DIMMS as these are for laptops and won't work on desktops

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