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With $180 and my pc, what would you buy?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
OK, simple question. With my PC, what would you buy with $180? I am thinking a nice keyboard/mouse personally.

I will list my pc specs since i cant get my rig to show up under my posts for some reason

CPU- Q9550
MB- XFX 780i
CPU Cooler - OCZ Vengence
HD - 500GB seagate hybrid
Case - Modded storm scout
GPU - MSI TFII 560TI
LCD - Asus 27"
Mouse - Logitech M525
Keyboard - Compaq generic ps2
PSU 450W antec
speakers Logitech 5.1

so with $180 what would you buy? Me, im looking at a g500/deathadder and razer blackwidow/logitech g110....
post #2 of 17
Intel SSD!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167049
post #3 of 17
The Logitech G500 is a really nice mouse. I would go with that and the Razer keyboard. Obviously the one you're looking at is a little higher-end than my own Arctosa, but if you want to save some money, I would recommend it as well.
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post #4 of 17
i like the deathadder a lot (have one myself!), the black widow not so much. its just not a quality keyboard compared to others out there. i'd either go for a corsair k90 or a das keyboard

ultimately, i would go with frick's suggestion. an SSD is the biggest upgrade you can do now. its one of those things where once you get one, you'll wonder why you didnt get one sooner
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post #5 of 17
+1 for the SSD, Fast Windows boots are always nice.
post #6 of 17
Was on the same boat as you, I was able to sell my 790i motherboard for $190 on ebay and my q9550 for $180. With that cash I was able to buy a 2500k for $180 from microcenter and a asus p8p67 pro for about $150 off newegg.
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
not looking to jump to a new cpu/mb combo just yet. im waiting till summer time(hoping there are killer deals on the intel retail edge summer sale) to buy a faster computer. What i am looking for now is something i can get to tide me over AND be able to use in the new setup. I have had an ssd, and to be honest the $ spent was not worth it. I dont play MMO's so i dont need the killer load times and with the hybrid, windows loads fast enough for me right now. Besides, if i went ssd i would want something around 256gb otherwise it would be one of those, used it for a few months and bought a new one with new system.
post #8 of 17
i'd go for the ssd myself. but to be honest,i'd save the money till you see something you reallly want
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AM3 platform could be squeezed in
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post #10 of 17
KB / mouse then maybe new PSU
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