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Hi,

I'am currently building a PC with the following specs

i5 2500k
Z68X-UD4
Vertex 2 60GB SSD
2x Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 HDD
80 in 1 Internal Card Reader
LG BLURAY/CD/DVD Writer
G.Skill 4GB Kit DDR3-1600
GA GTX560
Antec TP-750W
Microsoft Windows 7 64bit
TP-Link 300m Wireless N PCI adapter
BenQ GL2440HM 24" LED
Cooler Master RC692 Advanced II.

My supplier did not have the GTX 570 in stock and only would have it in a couple of weeks........yeah i know

which leaves me with an extra AUS$100 to spend on this build..

where do I spend this AUS$100... extra RAM, cooling, useless lights?

Any thoughts would be appreciated..

PS. Dont want to change any of the major specs as this will delay the build.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
Do you have a aftermarket CPU fan/heatsink on there? If not that would probably be the #1 place to put the money.
    
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Maybe cutting back on your PSU to a 650 and putting the extra $30-$40 plus the 100 would get you another Vertex 2? What about getting 8GB of RAM or some faster sticks?

EDIT: Or as the ninja said, AM cpu cooler?
 
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post #4 of 5
CPU cooler...unless you forgot to put it in nothing really. You don't need to spend every last penny on a computer.
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I would def say cpu cooler if you already have that go for 4 more gigs of ram maybe? Not sure what this stuff goes for in AUS
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