Question Replace or upgrade with larger SSD 9 year old Windows system?


Feb 16, 2006
In keeping witht he guidance in the sticky:

Approximate Purchase Date: January 2013

Budget Range: Ideally less than $100 for SSD or $1500 for the replacement system (tower only, not monitor or speakers)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, mostly older titles (Fallout series, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Path of Exile), web browsing, watching videos, prefer an optical drive, doing my taxes and word processing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Primary SSD drive from 250 gig to 500 or 512 (or more)

Do you need to buy OS: If replacing would purchase wiht OS. i'm not a builder

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg, Amazon for parts. AVA Direct for new system or mainstream seller.

Location: Baltimore, MD

Parts Preferences: Crucial MX500 seems well reviewed. Would need SATA connector for old motherboard

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: I don't know what that is

Your Monitor Resolution: I don't recall but 9 years old

Additional Comments:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My primary SSD drive is very full and Path of Exile crashes but no room to install on the primary drive

My current set up is:

CORSAIR, Builder Series� CX600 V2 600W Power Supply, 80 PLUS� Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe

ASUS, P8H77-M/CSM, LGA1155, Intel� H77, DDR3-2200 (O.C) 32GB /4, PCIe x16, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /2, HDMI + DVI + VGA, USB 3.0 /4, HDA, GbLAN, mATX, Retail

INTEL, Core� i5-3570 Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 2500, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST VT-d VT-x XD, Retail

CRUCIAL, 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Elite PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL8 (8-8-8-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

SAPPHIRE, Radeon� HD 7870 GhZ OC 1050MHz, 2GB GDDR5 5000MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI + HDMI + 2x mini-DP, Retail

SAMSUNG, 250GB 840 Series SSD, TLC Samsung MDX, 530/240 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, 7mm, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail

SEAGATE, 2TB Barracuda�, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache, Retail

RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives

LITE-ON, iHDS118 Black 18x48x DVD-ROM Drive, SATA, OEM

LITE-ON, iHAS324 Black 24x DVD�RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, Retail

ROSEWILL, RCR-IM5001 Black/Silver 75-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive w/ 3 USB 2.0 and eSATA ports, 3.5" Bay, SATA, USB 2.0

I've ahd surprisingly litte trouble with it. I had the secondary HDD die and replaced it myself with Acronis free version. The OS had some weird glitches a few years abck but seemed to fix itself.



This gives you a rough idea of what you're looking at for a new build.
Fractal Design Focus G Black Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99

Exhaust fan for that case.
ARCTIC F12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $9.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card + EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply + EVGA Z12 RGB USB 2.0 Gaming Keyboard $599.97
ASRock B660M PRO RS $119.99
Intel Core i5-12400F $179.97
Thermalright Assassin Spirit 120 CPU Cooler $30.00
Thermalright LGA 1700-SS2 Mounting Kit $8.69
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 16GB (2x8GB) CL16 $56.68
TEAMGROUP MP34 1TB NVMe Gen3 x4 M.2 SSD $91.99

Total: $1152índows-English-Lifetime-License-Upgrade/dp/B09SB4R522/
Window 10 Home USB | Free Upgrade to Windоws 11 $109.00 Pro RS/

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