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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.
Thanks for looking
This is a tad bit over your budget, but you can get this EVGA 8800GS 384MB for $109.99 ($79.99 after $30 MIR) @ Newegg.

I know you said you don't really do "heavy gaming", but since you're playing CoD4 and WIC, this card should be a very significant improvement in those games over your 7600GT. Just a suggestion.
    
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!
and later on you might want to upgrade that mobo/cpu.


I just got the board not too long ago. It can take the Phenoms perfectly fine.
So yea, I will be getting a new CPU in less than a year most likely. I will want a new motherboard but I am gonna use this one as long as possible.

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This is a tad bit over your budget, but you can get this EVGA 8800GS 384MB for $109.99 ($79.99 after $30 MIR) @ Newegg.

I know you said you don't really do "heavy gaming", but since you're playing CoD4 and WIC, this card should be a very significant improvement in those games over your 7600GT. Just a suggestion.
Thanks. Its a real good suggestion. But If I am upgrading video I am just gonna make myself save the little extra for the 8800GT. I would get 15%-20% better performance from the GT right?
Edited by budgetgamer - 6/23/08 at 12:39am
    
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This is a tad bit over your budget, but you can get this EVGA 8800GS 384MB for $109.99 ($79.99 after $30 MIR) @ Newegg.

I know you said you don't really do "heavy gaming", but since you're playing CoD4 and WIC, this card should be a very significant improvement in those games over your 7600GT. Just a suggestion.
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Well guys, I couldn't wait any longer. I decided to go with a new case.

I sold a few parts I had laying around and managed to have enough for the Antec Nine Hundred. I got it at Best Buy for $155 out the door. Yea, a little more expensive than Newegg or some other places online, but I got to walk out the door with it. So I'm cool with that.

I decided to hold off on graphics card until I upgrade CPU sometime in the next 6-12 months. (I never was disappointed with the performance I had anyway)
    
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Nice case! Interesting too,,,the PSU is at the Bottom,,makes the case
less top heavy and more stable,,,not a bad idea.

Let us know if you like or dislike that arrangement after trying it out for a bit!
Edited by jbsmith - 6/26/08 at 8:56pm
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Well the case is pretty much awesome. Load temps are 4º C cooler, good cable management even without modification, the 200MM top fan is just silly big and moves 100+ CFM @ only 800 RPM, every fan has a 3 speed switch (Low-Med-High)


Overall the case is visually stunning and just as impressive in the cooling department. It's also very quiet !!! It's no surprise why this case won so many awards.
    
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Well the case is pretty much awesome. Load temps are 4º C cooler, good cable management even without modification, the 200MM top fan is just silly big and moves 100+ CFM @ only 800 RPM, every fan has a 3 speed switch (Low-Med-High)


Overall the case is visually stunning and just as impressive in the cooling department. It's also very quiet !!! It's no surprise why this case won so many awards.
Nice.... it sounds like you made the right choice!
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Nice.... it sounds like you made the right choice!
Thanks man! It feels great to finally own a new case. I'm glad I went all out!
    
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