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Hey Guys. I found 50 dollars last night @ Miami Beach and I feel like spending it on a upgrade or something . I was thinking about a case upgrade, maybe a Thermaltake V3 or HAF 912, or maybe get a joystick for my Flight Sims, I really don't know. Maybe more RAM. What should I get guys ?
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post #2 of 26
I would say case for better airflow and lower temps. I see no point to upgrade your RAM unless you do editing of some sort. And out of the two cases you listed, I would personally get the 912.
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post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Heres mine : http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=1901962

Heres the HAF 912 : http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...504&CatId=1509

I know the HAF 912 would do drastically better, but I wanna get down and dirty on the technical side on how it would perform better. I know they are both made from Steel, except the HAF 912 has a exhaust on top and back and intake in front of the case with mesh almost all over the case where it would impact the computer temperature. And how would the HAF 912 be on Cable Management ?
Edited by SayTR - 4/1/11 at 2:25pm
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post #4 of 26
Save up and buy a new monitor. That 19" is rough.
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post #5 of 26
save more money and make a meaningful upgrade
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Buy 5 Thermal Compound
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post #7 of 26
Hey look, him and I almost have the same PC!
Except I OC'd 200mhz higher with a non-BE chip >;]

OT: see if you can find some VRM heatsinks for your motherboard. You might be able to bump that OC higher.
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post #8 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Save up and buy a new monitor. That 19" is rough.
This monitor has all I need

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post
Hey look, him and I almost have the same PC!
Except I OC'd 200mhz higher with a non-BE chip >;]

OT: see if you can find some VRM heatsinks for your motherboard. You might be able to bump that OC higher.
heeeeeeeeeeeeey we almost do! I would go higher, but the OC isn't stable beyond 2.9ghz and my CPU is already hot enough (idles around 40c ; max load is 70c [Although this one time it hit 83c at max load O_O ). I think I should get a HAF 912 then maybe if i get more money, I could add a Corsair H50 on my 9850 :3
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post #9 of 26
I say the biggest difference you can make for you system with that $50 is put it towards an SSD. There are many deals flying around for a 80gb SSD for under $100. IMHO that would make a dramatic noticeable difference for your setup. Windows 7 20gb, so that leaves you with 60 for you apps and games...plenty. It will make it seem like you got a CPU, GPU, RAM upgrade lol.
Edited by AllLeafs - 4/1/11 at 6:48pm
    
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post #10 of 26
I'd say case personally. Your system in terms of hardware spec looks very well balanced and that 5770 is perfect for your 19" monitor. Go for a newer case... find something nice to house the hardware.
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