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March 16, 2014 4:25:02 PM

So I've been looking to upgrade my PC for a good 6 months now. The main issue, as always, is money. Right now I have a parts list that's running me at $189. I have exactly $195.01 to get an upgrade for my PC. I know, it's not much to work with. Here's the list:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39JN3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39JN3/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39JN3/benchmarks/

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $189.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 19:22 EDT-0400)


I'm hoping the great minds of the Tomshardware forums can help me out. I would like to keep the 750, but if it's not possible, so long as whatever you give me can play Skyrim with graphics mods, I really won't care. I only need a case, GPU and PSU. Thanks!

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March 16, 2014 4:31:35 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

The Corsair builder series is lower than average quality for the money. Spend 5$ on a PSU which is worth it. Cheers and good luck.
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March 16, 2014 4:38:53 PM

Did you check craigslist for anything nice like a cheap case.
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March 16, 2014 6:29:03 PM

I have, and there aren't any that aren't broken or too expensive. The case is what I was hoping to cut down on. Or maybe get a case with an integrated PSU for cheap, but I need help nailing down which one.
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March 16, 2014 6:50:57 PM

Or, what I could do is screw it all and just buy the 750. It's extremely low wattage, is smaller than the 9500GT I currently have, and the GeForce page has the minimum wattage 50W lower than the 9500. Good idea?
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March 16, 2014 6:59:17 PM

Microcenter usually gets you on the shipping.
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