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post #11 of 18
7800...

You're fine for a year in my opinion, esp. since you don't play the newest.

Spend the extra cash on some games to fill that HDD
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
I'd wait until at least the second generation DX10 cards before you make a more substantial upgrade
I agree. WHat you have right now will keep you happy till DX10. I can't wait
    
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Ya, I was mostly asking cuz I have a Birthday comin up and I'm prioritizing some ideas. I think I'm going to fall back on a new HDD, Case, and PSU. Then its time to shoot for the moon with the OCing.

My current case is mediocre and loud(as most cheap cases are) and I've been somewhat afraid to OC without better cooling and airflow, and most of all a stable PSU (current one is all show, no go).
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post #14 of 18
Budget for those parts?

Sounds like a good plan. Yes, a PSU upgrade is highly recommended.
    
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I'm looking into getting (or being given?) the following

Antec Nine Hundred: $100
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB: $100
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OCZ GameXStream 700W: $125 (105 AR)
Link

I might look for a Thermaltake BT as well
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post #16 of 18
Looks good to me

The only PSU better than the GameXSTream is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W for $159.99

There is also a 250GB version of that hard drive for $79.99
    
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Thread Starter 
True about the HDD, but the 320GB is a smidge better on Doller/GB ratio ($15 more and 70 GB more), although I might consider the 250GB and maybe do a RAID1 later on.

And I'm also getting the OCZ for the blue LED for a bit of show and better price

Thanks for all the help and info guys!
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post #18 of 18
Ok

Good selection of parts !
    
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