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First off, I don't know what section to put this in so feel free to move it to the appropriate place.

I have $160 in my paypal account just itching to be used, what should I upgrade in my computer?

I thought about the Crucial M4 64GB for $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-441-_-Product

Or a new case (CM690II Advanced)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0II%20advanced

Or a Phenom II 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-808-_-Product

Which of these do you recommend? Or should I go upgrade something else altogether?
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I'd go for the SSD m8.. You'd see a massive change in loading the OS on that then use your 500gb for storage. Plus if you have a steam account or any games that would fit on it after installing OS i would put them on it too for performance
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ssd
Kingston SSDNow V+100 SVP100S2/96G 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $149/99ar
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and/or ram
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX $49/39ar
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The SSD by far. You have no idea how much of a performance boost you will see.
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Ssd all the way!
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