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GeneralRe: ununseptium PinprotectorOriginalGriff5-May-14 1:55 
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GeneralDesktop Update PinmemberKyudos4-May-14 21:34 
My XP desktop is in need of an update (no really! Poke tongue | ;-P ), as it is about 5yrs old. I definitely want to go to Win7 or 8, from 2GB memory to 6 or 8GB, I want to put an SSD in and increase my HDD capacity.
 
I'm debating a new motherboard / GPU.
 
I'd like to move to a 64bit system. But what about i5 vs i7? Are i7s worth the extra money? If I go there though, that's effectively a new machine - the price of which probably won't fly with the wife!
 
Typically I've been updating my machine to make it 'game-capable' for specific games - it was HL2 last time, this time Titanfall and (eventually) Elite:Dangerous.
 
What do recent updaters think? Will an updated OS, more memory and an SSD compensate for an old (dual core) CPU and GPU for a while longer? Or would money on those updates be 'wasted' being held back by the old components?
GeneralRe: Desktop Update PinprotectorDaveAuld4-May-14 21:44 
GeneralRe: Desktop Update PinmemberJimmyRopes4-May-14 23:13 
GeneralRe: Desktop Update PinprotectorMarco Bertschi4-May-14 23:34 
GeneralRe: Desktop Update PinprotectorOriginalGriff4-May-14 23:57 
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