[SOLVED] What should I upgrade next?

Dec 15, 2019
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Hello. I am thinking of making a cheap upgrade to my PC. I would prefer the parts new and i would like to make all this upgrade less than £50. I don't want smth big like a new CPU or GPU.

Here are my specs

HP 280 G1 MT
i5 4590S
HD 4600 (intel)
8GB DDR3 1600MHZ RAM
1TB 7.4K RPM presuming its an WD blue....?
180W PSU
Stock intel cooler
A random fan


THx :D
 

Oussebon

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If there's a space to mount another HDD, you'll be able to mount the SSD, even if it requires a caddy - this sort of thing:
e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/General-Drive-HDD-Adapter-CADDY/dp/B00F3QFKNS
If you buy a caddy make sure it has screw holes in the relevant positions for your PC - they're usually standard for HDDs.

Is there a free Sata power connector on the PSU and a free Sata connector on the motherboard? (googling the PC suggests there will be on the mobo, but you'll want to check).
 

ohio_buckeye

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If you're really being cheap...a bit of double sided tape on the back of the ssd works too lol.

I have actually rolled up electrical tape and installed an SSD that way before so don't laugh. But the system worked that way a good while.
 
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