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Alright, looking at my system specs (BTW I have a 2.1 Speaker System [awesome bass]) which would be the best upgrade for me this christmas.

Also, I'm only looking to spend $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836116153

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
   
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post #2 of 9
thats the HD iv got....an i love it. the 16mb cache helps a lot.
those speakers are quite good to....its the 7.1 version of the ones i have.
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post #3 of 9
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yea, I was looking to get another harddrive, in preperation for vista, one HD with the OSes and the other HD for storage, plus this way I don't think I have to reformat everything completely, which is good.
   
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post #4 of 9
and if you feel like it in the future, you could set up a RAID
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post #5 of 9
How much space do you have left on your current HD? If you have more than 50% free, I would go with the additional memory. Vista recommends at least 1GB and most games will then require 1.5GB.
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Yeah, go with the extra 1GB RAM, you'd probably benefit the most from that.
    
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post #7 of 9
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yea, i have 20gb left on my current HD, but I could use the xtra memory.
   
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IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX ... Logitech G700 
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post #8 of 9
More ram/better grapchics card/dual core.

Dont get another hard drive IMO
    
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post #9 of 9
look into better graphics/ or ram
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