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New Component for my PC? WHICH?

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I can get either the Thermaltake v9 case or G.Skill 4GB of RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133074
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

There are both items, which would be the best for my pc, which would get me better results?

Thanks in advance,
Nacho
post #2 of 17
ram
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post #3 of 17
Definitely get the ram, that well speed your computer up a lot.
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post #4 of 17
Well the RAM will OBVIOUSLY get you better "results" in anything other than cooling. So it really depends on if you need / want a new case or not, or if you'd rather have a slightly better performing machine.
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Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
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Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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post #5 of 17
Get the RAM, put your PC on a box.
post #6 of 17
Well the ram is pretty much a no brainer if you are looking for performance here.
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post #7 of 17
RAM-for performance
Case-Fun, looks nicer

depends if the case will increase ur OC or not.
post #8 of 17
Ram. the case can wait
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post #9 of 17
I say case, because you should buy ram at 1066 instead of 800Mhz. 5 bucks more but it's worth it. Otherwise, no contest, Ram!
post #10 of 17
I say case. He's running XP and unless he does super CAD / Video work 2gb is fine.

I'd rather have a nice box to put my parts in.
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