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#1
I recently had to downgrade my GTX480 card to a XFX 5750 because of budget issues. Now that I actually have some money to spend on my rig, whats the best choice for me with $100? At fry's I saw a 40gb Intel SSD on sale for $90. I was really tempted but I also wanted to get another 5750 to crossfire. What do you think I should do? Get the SSD? or another 5750?
 

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Depends on how much you game. The extra card will give you a performance boost, but the SSD won't do much for you except maybe load your games a little faster. If you spend less time gaiming and more time surfing the net and using apps like Office, then the SSD would be a better choice.
 
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#3
I recently had to downgrade my GTX480 card to a XFX 5750 because of budget issues. Now that I actually have some money to spend on my rig, whats the best choice for me with $100? At fry's I saw a 40gb Intel SSD on sale for $90. I was really tempted but I also wanted to get another 5750 to crossfire. What do you think I should do? Get the SSD? or another 5750?
That must have sucked

I know going from a over-clocked GTX 480
all the way down to a 5750

must have been terrable.

get another 5750 and over-clock them a tad to get 470 performance
 

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Save it to take care of any future "budget issues".
 

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#6
Save it to take care of any future "budget issues".
lol. Yeah you never know! It'll be a pain to downgrade once again! :toast: It can't be worse from the massive downgrade you went through though.
 
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That must have sucked

I know going from a over-clocked GTX 480
all the way down to a 5750

must have been terrable.

get another 5750 and over-clock them a tad to get 470 performance
Ya, terrible indeed. The 480 would pump out 100+FPS with everything maxed.

@t_ski
I do a bit of both but now I'm kind of more into general web surfing and doing general office stuff because of school.
 

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seems like everyday we have a new thread with someone needed help with "what do i spend my money on" . Take these kinds of post to GN, and if you dont know how to manage money the best place to start is to put it in the bank
 
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GTX480 or HD6800 or a Silver arrow HSF
 

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#10
LOL this guy is getting flamed.. He is asking how to blow his money... not how he can learn to be financially responsible.

If I were you I would get the second gpu.. it will be much more fun as an impulse buy than a SSD. wink
 
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What should I do with $100
Every time someone asks a question like this, I can only think of telling them to buy a shotgun and go to Cyberdruid's house :roll:
Another 5750 I reckon
 
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Three way with two 50 dollar hookers.
 
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Ever since Don got that avatar he's been acting more and more like it!

I'd save the $100 and if you must spend it on your rig put it towards a larger future upgrade.

Or donate it to a local animal rescue or something.
 

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Save it and look for employment, you may need $100 to buy work clothes.
 
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invest it, buy gold... or oil stocks. buy some of Americas & UK's debt maybe (decent interest rate)? Or u could just roll it up and watch it burn.

on topic: i'd say ge the other 5750 crossfire. u already got a raid-0 setup, not too much of an improvement with a ssd over day-to-day use
 

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Hmm buy a gun and hold up a few banks, with the money you pull buy yourself powerful rig/ super computer or forget all that and crossfire another 5750 like what everyone says.
 

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Go for another 5750 or just save the money for the future. :D
 
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#19
buy 10x busted GPUs on ebay for $10 a piece..
put em in the oven and roast em...
sell 'refurbished' GPUs on ebay for 10x $40..
take the $400 dollars and buy a 480
step 5 profit
dont forget step 5 thats the important one
 
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o how I miss when $100 was alot of money... Maybe I need to stop playing blackjack at the 100 minimum bet tables
 

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Donate them to poor tech-hungry individuals... more specifically: me.
 

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#23
Save it for the future. 5750 is quite a good card and if your games are running good on it, then just stay with it for a while. Then keep saving money till you get allot of savings, that would be a good time to buy an upgrade. But if you want me to answer your question, go with another 5750.
 
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I'd sell that 5750 grab a 460 and 900mhz it, I'd use left over money on copper after market heatsinks XD
 
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