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  • RAM is pointless as you said
  • A new HDD for RAID is pointless too unless needs more space
  • you say you have a good CPU cooler
I say a new GPU if you feel it will help any (I won't upgrade my 7950GT because all I do is CS:S and WoW; a lot of people on here will just say get the upgrade and won't even consider if the new speed will even be used), or get a new case.

If you do get a new case, I REALLY think you should get a Cooler Master 690. I have one in my alt rig and I like it better than my sig rigs Antec 900.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/22/08 at 11:41pm
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post #22 of 38
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i highly reccomend you to save and get a 8800GT.
Sigh... I really wanted to spend some money. Maybe next Sunday I will have enough for the new graphics card..... It was my original plan anyway, its just this extra cash is saying "SPEND ME ON NEW COMPUTER STUFF RIGHT NOW"
Its not to often I have extra cash to blow on fun stuff

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  • RAM is pointless as you said
  • A new HDD for RAID is pointless too unless needs more space
  • you say you have a good CPU cooler
I say a new GPU if you feel it will help any (I won't upgrade my 7950GT because all I do is CS:S and WoW; a lot of people on here will just say get the upgrade and won't even consider if the new speed will even be used), or get a new case.

If you do get a new case, I REALLY think you should get a Cooler Master 690. I have one in my alt rig and I like it better than my sig rigs Antec 900.
Thanks.
I wonder how many times I will change my mind about this.....
Edited by budgetgamer - 6/22/08 at 11:45pm
    
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Sigh... I really wanted to spend some money. Maybe next Sunday I will have enough for the new graphics card..... It was my original plan anyway, its just this extra cash is saying "SPEND ME ON NEW COMPUTER STUFF RIGHT NOW"
Its not to often I have extra cash to blow on fun stuff
DON'T DO AN IMPULSE BUY,save and go for the 8800GT,you'll thank me when you have it.
btw get the XFX 512MB alpha dog edition or the EVGA.
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post #24 of 38
I just bought an antec three hundred recently (two weeks ago) and love it. It is well made and has excellent cooling. My cpu temps actually dropped 5 deg Celcius. You won't regret it. ::my cheesy rant:: plus it doesn't have a silly window like the antec nine hundred. Who cares if there are LED's on the inside of my computer anyways!

buy the case now, and upgrade your innards later.
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I just bought an antec three hundred recently (two weeks ago) and love it. It is well made and has excellent cooling. My cpu temps actually dropped 5 deg Celcius. You won't regret it. ::my cheesy rant:: plus it doesn't have a silly window like the antec nine hundred. Who cares if there are LED's on the inside of my computer anyways!

buy the case now, and upgrade your innards later.
How about a case is just to secure in inards... I would be saving for something like a new card Come on guys its just a case, btw the antec 900 rules, its is quiet a loud case but for performance and space you cant go wrong, + it comes with three really good fans so you wont need to factor in the price of new fans
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DON'T DO AN IMPULSE BUY,save and go for the 8800GT,you'll thank me when you have it.
btw get the XFX 512MB alpha dog edition or the EVGA.
I will be "hopefully" be getting EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Sunday 06-29.
    
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Save your cash and buy a new mobo/cpu
    
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post #29 of 38
Go for the Three Hundred.
If all you have is a generic case, then no doubt it has shoddy air flow. With the Three Hundred, and its excellent airflow, you will pro long the life of your components, namely your hard drive.
I'm going to be building a system for a coworker of mine this summer. Her hard drive has crashed numerous times over the past year and I suspect it's because of the heat.
    
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Originally Posted by budgetgamer View Post
I will be "hopefully" be getting EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Sunday 06-29.
NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
and later on you might want to upgrade that mobo/cpu.
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