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I have $225, if I were to upgrade, what should I upgrade?

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So I have $225, and I might end up spending it on my computer.
I will be getting a new 1080p monitor for Christmas.

I was thinking a new case, with better cable management because mine's ugly.
Or if I could get a 2500k with a mobo that would be amazing. But sadly I don't live near a Microcenter.
I also need a new HDD, this one is really slow...but I think my aunt is sending me a bunch of stuff like HDD's, Cisco servers, and random stuff.
So I don't really know what to do, but if I can get a 2500k and mobo for $225....

And, my preference for a case would be something simplistic, like the Fractal Design R3. I would love to get as small of a case as I could get too. If I were to get one...

So what should I do?
Edited by himynamesnoah - 10/30/11 at 2:27pm
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1. SSD and HDD
2. monitor

PS! HDD's are rediculusly overpriced atm. due to the flod in Thailand. If you are going to buy a HDD you should wait for the prices to drop back down.
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SSD and/or HDD
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60GB SDD, and a 2TB HDD
    
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