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post #11 of 16
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Slightly better card for the same price and rebate offer: EVGA GeForce GT 240
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post #12 of 16
Go with that Corsair PSU it's really good for the money your spending.
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post #13 of 16
I can recommend the GT240, its pretty much the Cheapest/quality card out there, I can run bad company 2 at max settings with my system just fine 40+ fps even in dust storms.
also the PSU, please don't get anything below 650 watts if you're going to want a decent video card in the future. you have a 450w and as long as its not complete trash and burning out you probably should just run a gt240 with ur current setup then save some moeny for a GOOD PSU /Case in the future.
eat out less and you'll save 20 bucks here and there.
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That's good advice, MrRogers. I think I'll do that. I will have to get the case/PSU at the same time, since my current case has the PSU in bottom front, but I got it because other overclockers told me to get it. If you guys think it's ok to handle the GT240, that's what I'll get. Thanks again.
    
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When I decide to get them, is there an HTPC case that has good enough room and airflow for a light gaming system? I would like to stack it with my other media devices.
    
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post #16 of 16
I used that case, and it works great. I say stay with that rosewill.
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