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Title says it, I have a $100 burning a hole in my pocket and I want to upgrade the sig rig.

Thought about a shiny new case. I dont know.

Maybe a Corsair Hydro cooler...

Dont need hard drives, or do I need a SSD?

Gah! Too many options.

What do I do with it you ask? Fold, Surf, Watch Movies, Fold some more, Game very little. Transcode a video here and there. Push the overclock just for fun.

Help me out please!
Edited by Baskt_Case - 4/3/13 at 9:56pm
    
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post #2 of 19
I would go with a SSD...
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Baskt_Case View Post

Title says it, I have a $100 burning a hole in my pocket and I want to upgrade the sig rig.

Thought about a shiny new case. I dont know.

Maybe a Corsair Hydro cooler...

Dont need hard drives, or do I need a SSD?

Gah! Too many options.

What do I do with it you ask? Fold, Surf, Watch Movies, Fold some more, Game very little. Transcode a video here and there. Push the overclock just for fun.

Help me out please!

If anything, I'd upgrade the performance (as in your CPU) rather than spend it on stuff like a case tongue.gif
post #4 of 19
You can score a Samsung 830/840 128gig for under 100 when on sale, which is quite often. Going from HDD to SSD is night and day.

+ 1 vote for SSD
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post #5 of 19
SSD would be a great choice actually since you don't have one smile.gif
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post #6 of 19
Definitely a 120GB SSD. Almost any other upgrade of that rig would just highlight the other deficiencies not addressed.

Here's a good one to consider: Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
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post #7 of 19
I say GPU. But an SSD is a nice choice also. 120GB one would be great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127709
Edited by MxPhenom 216 - 4/3/13 at 10:06pm
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post #8 of 19
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I say GPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127709

Sapphire or Asus have 7770s on Newegg for $100 AR, may as well go for those if you go the GPU route.
Not sure if the above rig is for gaming at all though, so if it isn't the SSD is still the way to go.
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post #9 of 19
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I say GPU. But an SSD is a nice choice also. 120GB one would be great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127709

I dont game very much at all. Like, seriously, my 6450 handles what gaming I actually do if that tells you anything. So, if I was gonna get a card, it would be Nvidia so I could fold more efficiently, but probably wont because I have small PSU.

Question about SSD. Would I have any issues using SSD as my boot OS drive with my motherboard?
    
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post #10 of 19
Your board probably doesn't have SATA 6gb/s right?

EDIT: looking at your board specs it only has Sata 3gb/s or SATA II so you wont get full speed of SATA III drives but itll still be an improvement over your mechanical. You should have no problems running an SSD with your board, just be sure to set SATA mode to AHCI in the bios before install windows.

This would be a good drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
Edited by MxPhenom 216 - 4/3/13 at 10:14pm
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