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Old 04-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Should I upgrade these parts?

Ok my current system specs are -

Cit 700w UB PSU
A74ML-K Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9600b x4 @ 2.3ghz
4GB DDR2 @ 800mhz
AMD RADEON 6570 1GB DDR3
1TB Sata hard-drive (Steam)
80gb IDE hard-drive (Windows)

I have found a sale on an SSD that seems unbelievably cheap, but there are only 10 in stock so I wont reveal where.
It's a Corsair Force Series 3 SSD 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State Hard Drive and it's only £21.99 gbp

The same store also has an MSI Nvidia GeForce PCI-E GTX 550 Ti Graphics card (N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II) for only £18.97 gbp
Both products are brand new and not refurbs I find it hard to believe!

So question a - Is that SSD a good performer comparing to other SSD's and is it worth the price?

and question b - is the graphics card majorly better than my current one, and if so what sort of performance increse will I see from upgrading to it, also again, is it worth the price compared to performance increase from my current card?
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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I would get the ssd as it's way better than any hdd. (performance wise)
If they actually have stock and the price is not just to lure you to the site.
Are you sure it's 21.99 and that's not the price of an extended warranty?

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:55 AM   #3
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For £21.99, heck yes, it's worth the price!!
Be careful though, I'm in the UK and have come across a few scam sites that offer deals that are too good to be true and usually are. If you don't know the site it's on offer with, I'd google it and check reviews first
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Yeah I was probably going to get the SSD anyway since its cheaper than a normal HDD at the moment, and it says they have 10+ in stock and its ready to buy now, I had a look at the graphics card and it would definitly be worth the money if I was going to run it in sli, but my motherboard isnt sli compatible and im not sure the price of upgrading motherboard and graphics card would be worth the performance compared to price, and if I got a new motherboard I would always go for the best one available for price so would end up having to upgrade ram to ddr3 aswell! So the bargain graphics cards would end up more than I can afford. But would it be worth buying one now now, and sli-ing it later? or saving the money and getting a single higher spec card?
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:00 AM   #5
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I found where those drives are being sold so cheap. I won't tell but its a little cheeky on your part to not reveal it.

I cannot comment on the drive as i have not used SSD drives.

As for the GPU i would upgrade to the 550-ti, it does have a much larger power draw but it gets much better performance.

also for that price i would buy like 10 of them and resell them on e-bay for 2x times the price.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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Oh I wish I had the money for that, and I didnt reveal beacuse theyre so cheap I didnt want the stock to run out before I got to buy anything - I'll reveal after i've bought my share
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:08 AM   #7
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How about you buy one then let us all in on where they're at?
Ahhhh, okay, cool, lol, you beat me to posting, hehehe!
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #8
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Ordering the SSD later, got to put money in the bank
Someone just bought 12 of them lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #9
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they'll be gone.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:18 AM   #10
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I still find it hard to believe a legit site is selling those items so cheap! Amazon sells a 2 year warranty for such things for £21.99 and i can't find any SSD for that price, not even a 30GB! You said there were 10 in stock but someone bought 12? Hmmmmmmmmm. . . .
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:24 AM   #11
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It said 10+ in stock, meaning more than 10 but it wasn't precise.
The drives were one sale on an ebay store by this user > http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/cactussid/...id=p4340.l2559

I bought one and I think I got it just before they sold out, apparantly the user isnt selling anymore items. They were going like hotcakes and it seems really unbelievable, theres a high probability that its a scam but hey thats what paypal buyer protection is for, if its not a scam I got a super cheap SSD. Or they could of listed it with the wrong price (oops) and just took the items down because they were selling so fast, they were listed a couple of hours ago...

*Yep the listing was removed..."This listing was removed by eBay. If you've already paid for the item, we recommend that you wait 10 days from the expected delivery date to see if the item arrives. If you did not pay,you are no longer obligated to pay for this item. If you have a problem with the purchase, you can resolve the problem by opening a case in our Resolution Centre."

Also note how it was removed by eBay and not the user?

Also sorry I didnt link before it was removed - I assumed by the time I'd bought it there would still be some available, I wonder if F10 bought any?

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #12
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I suspect you have been scammed.

If not, the seller doesn't have to ship the items.

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #13
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It said 10+ in stock, meaning more than 10 but it wasn't precise.
The drives were one sale on an ebay store by this user > http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/cactussid/...id=p4340.l2559

Also sorry I didnt link before it was removed - I assumed by the time I'd bought it there would still be some available, I wonder if F10 bought any?
Ahhhhh, that explains it - I didn't think to look on an Ebay store!

No worries mate, I had a feeling it was too good to be true but paypal are very good at resolving things like that and I hope you get your money back!
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:19 AM   #14
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yeah well worth a punt.
If it comes good all is well, if not, as Doc says paypal should return your money in a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:08 AM   #15
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I could always contact the seller and ask him about it :P
Sent a message, will be suprised if I get a reply...

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