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I have 2 $50 Best Buy cards (1 spare and 1 new on my birthday).
I also have a 10% off that expires that expires in 24 hours but can only be used in store What should I get to upgrade my sig rig. It is in this forum because the first choice is a favorite

Corsair GS 600

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+...&skuId=1073679

I also have hard drives as choices. Here's an SSD choice though i'm not sure if my mobo can take it. If I go SATA hard drive its this

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26...&skuId=1287585

One more choice is a SATA 1 TB hard drive

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+...&skuId=8909595
    
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crucial mx100 wd 500gb ide LG BH12LS35 BD Burner Cooler Master V8 
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Windows 8.1 pro x64 HP W2072a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0A  Rocketfish 900W PSU (Best Buy/Huntkey) 
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post #2 of 5
I'd get the SSD personally. Your motherboard only needs to support AHCI, which it most certainly does. Of course you need to set your SATA operation mode to AHCI in your BIOS. Beyond that, you have Windows 7, so you'll get TRIM support automatically.

RE: the PSU, I see you actually have two PSUs? I suggest you keep the Antec Earthwatts, get rid of the other one. The Antec can easily handle your system by itself. Skip the Corsair GS 600, it's not that great, and it's a crappy deal at $95.
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ssd all the way!
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB + WD Cav Blue 320GB+SpinPoin... Generic DVD RW CM Hyper 212+ cpu cooler Windows 7 Pro  
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post #4 of 5
Definitely the SSD
Don't get the power supply, your Antec is enough to power everything by itself, why do you have that extra PSU?
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Well I used the 2 cards and 10% off coupon today for a LG BD Burner. In the end, the SSD size at 40 GB was too small, and I didn't want to mess with what's working as far as hard drives go. I am very stubborn on some PC technology seeing as I still have an IDE hard drive, and PS2 keyboard and mice.

BD burners at the total price I paid for my DVD burner back in 2008 was just too good to pass up
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz asrock z68 extreme4 gen 3 7970 crossfire PNY XLR8 2x 8GB + PNY Optima 2x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
crucial mx100 wd 500gb ide LG BH12LS35 BD Burner Cooler Master V8 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 pro x64 HP W2072a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0A  Rocketfish 900W PSU (Best Buy/Huntkey) 
MouseAudioOther
Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0 Cmedia integrated hd audio corsair carbide 200r 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz asrock z68 extreme4 gen 3 7970 crossfire PNY XLR8 2x 8GB + PNY Optima 2x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
crucial mx100 wd 500gb ide LG BH12LS35 BD Burner Cooler Master V8 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 pro x64 HP W2072a Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0A  Rocketfish 900W PSU (Best Buy/Huntkey) 
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Microsoft Optical Mouse 2.0 Cmedia integrated hd audio corsair carbide 200r 
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