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post #1 of 38
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Okay so I have a little extra cash to spend on my rig.

This is what I have picked out right now:

Antec Three Hundred

2 pack Cooler Master 120MM Blue LED case fans.

I want to know how you would spend this money. (Using my sig rig.)

I was thinking of waiting a little longer so I can afford an 8800GT, but I don't really do any heavy gaming. (COD4, CSS, Cabal Online, Need for Speed ProStreet, World In Conflict......)

All comments and suggestions appreiciated.
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post #2 of 38
Buy an 8800GS/9600GSO
Or 4Gb RAM
Or a new CPU cooler + Harddisk
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I'd say get 2gb of ram and a new hdd for raid
    
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11 with 32MB Cache for $79.99 @ ZipZoomfly

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the speedy responses guys. +REP

Right now Im having trouble deciding between the new 500 gig HDD and the Antec 300.

-I think 4 Gig ram is a little overkill for what I do but a good suggestion.
-I just got my AC Freezer 64 Pro about a week ago. My load temps hit 45C @ 2.9 with 1.46v. I don't think i need to get a new cooler.
-A new video card would be nice, but I would get the 8800GT if I was to upgrade that.

I have never owned a brand new case. It excites me quite a bit.
Edited by budgetgamer - 6/22/08 at 10:47pm
    
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post #6 of 38
Well be sure to let us know what you ultimately decide! I think the money would be better spent on the drive, and you could still have another $20 for fans or whatever. That case just isn't the best, IMO.
post #7 of 38
If you do lean towards a case what about a CM690? (There's a thread full of users to persuade you in the CM690 Club)
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post #8 of 38
8800GS as others have mentioned. Or hell an 8600GT. OR MAYBE...more RAM!
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post #9 of 38
A new case is cool, and may be better, but 500gb is a lot of space, especially for your 160gb. 160 may be enough for you but at least you'll never have to worry about storage for a long time.
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post #10 of 38
Please get a sound card, that onboard is holding you back I swear.
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