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Sorry if this is not the right place to put this, I didn't find anywhere suited for this question. I have an Intel build smile.gif

I've got 60$ to spend on some components, but I don't know which I should buy.

I'm looking at these items, which do you think is best worth 60$?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444
For benchmarking and Overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
To match what I already have for 4x4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
5 of these to replace the junk fans that come with my case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992004
Fan controller on my Phantom went out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121475
Dedicated PhysX Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
For watching the several Blu-Ray movies I own

What do you think would best be worth my 60$? I'm open to any suggestions. Sound card would be nice, but not necessary. A small hard drive may be of use. Maybe a 32GB SSD if it's fast enough. All these things. Just nice little upgrades for my PC.
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post #2 of 9
The Bluray drive looks the best
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post #3 of 9
I would so get the blu-ray player first and then contact NZXT about the fan controller they have some of the best customer support out there and will probably replace it for free.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pseudonymous View Post

contact NZXT about the fan controller they have some of the best customer support out there and will probably replace it for free.

This. NZXT sent me a new front panel without any questions asked after telling them my e-sata port was defective and that the front audio had a bunch of static.

All I asked were for replacement PCB's.

Out of the many computer companies ive dealt with over the years, NZXT definitely has my loyalty to them.

Ive also won three times from their contests on FB. tongue.gif
     
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post

This. NZXT sent me a new front panel without any questions asked after telling them my e-sata port was defective and that the front audio had a bunch of static.
All I asked were for replacement PCB's.
Out of the many computer companies ive dealt with over the years, NZXT definitely has my loyalty to them.
Ive also won three times from their contests on FB. tongue.gif

That's good, because my front audio also is extremely fuzzy. I even have a case to put my components in. Maybe I'll see about contacting them....
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post #6 of 9
Dedicated PhysX cards only work with 10.6 or before drivers :/ wouldn't recommend it. I would sell you 5970 on ebay and pick up a HD 7970 biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 9
Some bubble wrap and pop them when you're bored.


Spend all $60 on it, lol biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post

Dedicated PhysX cards only work with 10.6 or before drivers :/ wouldn't recommend it. I would sell you 5970 on ebay and pick up a HD 7970 biggrin.gif

HD 5970 for 60$, hell yes. lol smile.gif
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post #9 of 9
If I had 60 dollars I would buy 120 Jack in the Box tacos. Mmmmm.

Or I'd buy the Blueray drive.
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