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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)
The 590 and 690 both look like really nice cases. But the Antec 300 has free shipping right now.

Decisions, decisions....

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2gb ram you would notice the most, and maybe something else small with the rest? If you really want a case then you should go for that, I used to buy cases but then it got old for me since i swap parts out near weekly.
    
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post #13 of 38
Hmmm,

I'd wait and upgrade that video card. $125-150 should give you considerable improvements. Best price-performance.



Do you need better cooling fans or more? Are you running hot or just need blue lights? I'd recommend saving case for last.
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Do you need better cooling fans or more? Are you running hot or just need blue lights? I'd recommend saving case for last.

Temps are wonderful, I am just looking forward to getting something new. I have always had used cases and been itching to get something of decent quality and decent looks.

The video card is definatly the best choice if I was to be looking to get some more performance for my money, but how much would I actually gain playing the games that I play? (listed in first post)
    
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I vote for a new video card,8800GS or save a little and go for the 8800GT.
You'll see a VERY BIG increase in perfomance plus you'll be able to play DX10 games and fold with your GPU.
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post #16 of 38
i would definitely wait until you have enough money for an 8800gt. considering the prices are steadily dropping, it shouldnt be long til its in your price range.
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If you're running those games at 1024x768, I don't think you need a new card at the moment. Why not get a new HD and take the left over cash to mod a case yourself? That will give you something to do for a while at least.
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why not save it and get something big
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If you're running those games at 1024x768, I don't think you need a new card at the moment. Why not get a new HD and take the left over cash to mod a case yourself? That will give you something to do for a while at least.
Not a bad idea but to mod a case you need tools and tools = $$$

And yes I am gaming @ 1024x768.... So I ask, how much increase would I see at this resolution playing the games I listed at first post
    
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Not a bad idea but to mod a case you need tools and tools = $$$

And yes I am gaming @ 1024x768.... So I ask, how much increase would I see at this resolution playing the games I listed at first post
100%+ increase,i went from a 8600(a little faster than yours) to a 8800GT and perfomance practically tripled,i can max out every game with 4xAA except for crysis @ 1360x768.
i highly reccomend you to save and get a 8800GT.
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