Help! shipped computer, got banged up..time to upgrade!:)

So the case is broken on the inside, had to tape my HDDs in place. video card heatsink was bent and kinda crushing the card. bent it back into place.. working okay now, but i dont trust it to last. so time to upgrade:) dont think i can afford a whole new system so what would be best bang for my buck with no matter what replacing case and GPU.

Here is my system:
Win7 pro 64 bit
**overclocked to 3.6GHZ** Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
MSI N450GTS CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Seagate Barracuda x2
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB
OCZ StealthXstream II 600W
LG DVD Burner

Thanks for your advice and input in advance:)
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  1. The best bang for buck GPU is probably the HD6850/6870. As for case, I can't say. It's a matter of opinion. I like Fractal Design.
  2. Always insure things when you ship. Its 2 bucks. I work in Logistics, Fragile on a box means throw it gently..... (I wish I were joking- but when you're one person and you have thousands of boxes to sort out in 8 hours, and you get paid bonus for productivity. well. this is the society we live in)

    You know a lot of those parts are discontinued from Newegg links you gave right? Otherwise, its not a bad setup for a Budget PC.

    I'm not a big fan of only 4GB of RAM tho.
  3. was insured. they told me to go *** myself. yea i know they were all discontinued... oh well..

    so more ram, and a new case and gpu??
  4. For a few more dollars you may want to look at the Antec 300. A great case with good standard cooling.
  5. antec 300 looks kinda lame TBH:P

    so, how much more ram do you think is worth it?
  6. Great case to build in, I would check the reviews on Newegg before you dismiss it. Your graphics card looks weak and i would go to 8 gig, memory is cheap now
  7. Here is what you need:

    woops, i put those links in US.
    as for GPU, your best bet for a good GPU, is gonna be to keep using the GTS 450 until NVIDIA's kepler series comes out, then we will all know what cards are going to be the best bang for buck for AMD and NVIDIA
  8. ansamech said:
    was insured. they told me to go *** myself. yea i know they were all discontinued... oh well..

    so more ram, and a new case and gpu??

    Thats what small claims court is for!. Seriously, I wouldn't let that go. It costs 30 bucks to file in my state, probably shouldn't be much different anywhere else. You absolutely have a case against them, especially if you paid for the insurance. Even if you hadn't insured it with them, I'm not so sure they'd have a leg to stand on since legally it was in their custody, too many people just don't fight them over it.

    I'm a fan of more RAM personally. As far as GPUs, I'm using a Zotac GTX 550Ti factory overclocked, I got it off tigerdirect for $160, they're damn good cards.
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