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So now that Christmas has passed, i have some spare funds to invest into my computer and i'm wondering what, if any, i should upgrade, which would be the most worthwhile. My budget is between £100-£150. My current specs are:
Mobo: ASRock Extreme 4
CPU: Intel 3570k (Stock Clock)
GPU: AMD 7870 2GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
HDD: 2TB Seagate 7200 RPM
PSU: 650W

What do you guys think i should spend this money on?
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I'm at gym so looking at prices is kinda hard right now. But based on your specs you could add an ssd for the operating system and few programs.
 
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I'm at gym so looking at prices is kinda hard right now. But based on your specs you could add an ssd for the operating system and few programs.

That's what i was thinking, i need to do a fresh windows install anyway to fix CCC.
 
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That's what i was thinking, i need to do a fresh windows install anyway to fix CCC.

The catalyst control center? Try uninstalling and reinstalling first.
 
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The catalyst control center? Try uninstalling and reinstalling first.

Done all of it. Everything. Registry, the global cache, all of it. None of it works.
 
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What kind of issues are you having?

I get the error "AMD Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using AMD Catalyst Control Center."
 
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I get the error "AMD Catalyst Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using AMD Catalyst Control Center."

I assume it shows up in Windows Device Manager?
 
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Back to the original point, anyone have any ideas?

What's the value of buying an after-market cooling fan to OC my CPU compared to buying a SSD, or both but of less quality?
 
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Back to the original point, anyone have any ideas?

What's the value of buying an after-market cooling fan to OC my CPU compared to buying a SSD, or both but of less quality?

Aftermarket cooler would allow for better overclocks and an SSD would give your OS and the few programs on it a lot more of a 'fluid' feel.
 
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Aftermarket cooler would allow for better overclocks and an SSD would give your OS and the few programs on it a lot more of a 'fluid' feel.

I know this, but what's the ratio? What would be more important? A really good SSD/Aftermarket cooler or a mediocre of both?
 
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I know this, but what's the ratio? What would be more important? A really good SSD/Aftermarket cooler or a mediocre of both?
It depends on whether or not you want to over clock or not. You can get the cooler master hyper 212 evo for a decent price and then get a 128Gb ssd.
 
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It depends on whether or not you want to over clock or not. You can get the cooler master hyper 212 evo for a decent price and then get a 128Gb ssd.

I have no experience in overclocking, but it seems worth it. I definitely want to get an SSD, but whether it's worth buying a really expensive one or not i am not sure.
 
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