Would this be a practical upgrade?


Apr 13, 2011
I'm thinking about adding another 4GB of the same RAM and getting a SATAII 120GB SSD for my PC that's almost 2 years old. Would I see significant performance increases or should I wait til I can afford a complete new build?

Current PC specs:

1 x Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
1 x BIOSTAR A770E AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
1 x HIS H485FM512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
1 x Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
1 x AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor ADX250OCGQBOX
1 x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
1 x 750GB HD

Also if it makes sense to upgrade, can anyone can recommend a fast and reliable SSD on newegg? My budget is about $250. Thanks a bunch.

Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW120G3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive

^^ This drive seems to have a lot of good feedback, would it be a good option?


Oct 5, 2009
Any computer, regardless of age, would see significant performance increases if the OS was installed on a SSD. Applications installed on the SSD would also benefit, but it won't make games' FPS better or anything.