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Basically I got around $250, and I was wondering if there's anything I could upgrade, or something new to get?
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A good sound card, but I'm not sure what to recommend.

 

Either that, or a good mechanical keyboard.

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You could get a better heatsink and overclock your processor if you haven't already, or overclock further. To be honest the most important thing you need to upgrade is your case, that's a very nice system in a very cheap, quite frankly horrible case that doesn't have many features. You could also spend some money on some nice peripherals, mechanical keyboard, new mouse etc.
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You could get a better heatsink and overclock your processor if you haven't already, or overclock further. To be honest the most important thing you need to upgrade is your case, that's a very nice system in a very cheap, quite frankly horrible case that doesn't have many features. You could also spend some money on some nice peripherals, mechanical keyboard, new mouse etc.

+1 on the case.

Maybe get something like a Corsair 550D with an H100i. It's a sharp looking case and will work great with the H100i as well. thumb.gif

It might be a bit over your budget, but it might be worth considering. smile.gif
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You could get a better heatsink and overclock your processor if you haven't already, or overclock further. To be honest the most important thing you need to upgrade is your case, that's a very nice system in a very cheap, quite frankly horrible case that doesn't have many features. You could also spend some money on some nice peripherals, mechanical keyboard, new mouse etc.

I've overclocked to 4.7 Stable, and it's only on 45C or something like that, when gaming. I got my new cooling just 3 days ago. But I was thinking of buying 2 new monitors.. I currently have 2, but one is very old. So I'd like to change that out. I got a Logitech G510, which is just fine. And Razer Imperator 2013. I just want some tips of what could be better. I wouldn't want to change cooling or SSD, as it's only 3 days old.

I could go get 2 new monitors, then maybe few weeks after, get a new case, and a H100i. Only reason I didn't get the H100i because it wouldn't fit. But isn't the H220 better? Just wondering.
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I've overclocked to 4.7 Stable, and it's only on 45C or something like that, when gaming. I got my new cooling just 3 days ago. But I was thinking of buying 2 new monitors.. I currently have 2, but one is very old. So I'd like to change that out. I got a Logitech G510, which is just fine. And Razer Imperator 2013. I just want some tips of what could be better. I wouldn't want to change cooling or SSD, as it's only 3 days old.
Get a new case if you can, it's probably the hardest thing to upgrade though because you have to build your PC pretty much from scratch which is a pain. Having all that amazing hardware in a $40 case just isn't right! What are your current monitors? You can't really get 2 decent monitors for $250.
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Get a new case if you can, it's probably the hardest thing to upgrade though because you have to build your PC pretty much from scratch which is a pain. Having all that amazing hardware in a $40 case just isn't right! What are your current monitors? You can't really get 2 decent monitors for $250.

I've got a BenQ XL2420T, and a really old HP monitor, which is 21.5 Inch, it doesn't even get sold anymore. So I'm buying 2 of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-GL2450E-Widescreen-1920x1080-Brilliant/dp/B00AK5F6LI/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1364060510&sr=1-1 So I'll have the XL2420T in the middle, and those in the side.

Here's how my desk currently looks:
Not exactly like in the picture, cleaned it a bit.
Edited by Mikkelul - 3/23/13 at 10:53am
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a nicer case and some new stickers. or maybe a new chair.
    
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