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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2012 1:10:00 AM

Okay, so my father has given me 120$ to upgrade my PC after cleaning all 300 feet of gutter we have around the house :D 

My question is, what should I get?

My options:

Another GTX460 for SLI
A soundcard + fans + individually sleeved cabling - 24pin, 8 pin, and pcie
New speaker setup (My right speaker went out :sweat:  )
Corsair H60i + new case fans + individually sleeved cabling - 24pin, 8 pin, and pcie
Another 8GB's of RAM (for a total of 16GB) + new case fans + individually sleeved cabling - 24pin, 8 pin, and pcie
A 120GB SSD


Some relevant info:

Core i5 2300 (Stock fan)
Biostar TZ77 xe3
8 GB Patriot Viper 1600mhz
GTX460 1GB 256bit
Antec NeoPower 650w
320GB 5600RPM WD Caviar Blue


My side question:

If I get another 460, with a 650w Antec PSU handle what I have?

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November 23, 2012 12:09:16 PM

Depends a bit on what you want to do. If you want better graphics performance hence better gaming, go for another GPU. If you want to listen to music a lot through speakers, get them and if you want faster performance (ie: file moving, program/OS opening) get the SSD. Soundcards are probably not the best idea especially with only one speaker as integrated it till fairly high quality. :)  Hope this helps
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November 23, 2012 12:14:08 PM

Save it - get more $$ & go for GTX670. You can then sell your GTX460. I have SLI 460s - they work ok but you need a decent psu and they generate a fair amount of heat. Get 1 good card.
-Bruce
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2012 12:16:28 PM

Assuming gaming?

I wouldn't get 8GBs of ram. 8 that you have right now is enough. I would spend it on speakers and newer hdd if you can afford both.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2012 7:20:21 PM

I am a gamer.

And hmm, that kind of makes me think. Maybe I should try and go for:

A 90$ SSD + 50$ Logitech 5.1 channel sound...
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November 26, 2012 7:48:02 PM

I'd be inclined to say SSD, but if your speakers are broken, surely that's what you need? $90 SSD and speakers seems like a smart move. I agree with above comments that sound card and excessive RAM quantity are not so beneficial.
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November 26, 2012 9:39:49 PM

Best answer selected by austing.
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