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December 25, 2012 12:31:56 AM

Current Build:
Case: NZXT Switch 810
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme
CPU: i5 2500K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Ram: 8GB (2x4GB) Patriot Gamer 2,
GPU: XFX Double D Radeon 7850
PSU: Corsair HX750
HDD:Toshiba 2.5" 500GB, Barracuda 3TB

I am wondering what upgrades can I make with $100 budget. I was thinking a ssd but there isn't any good ssd around $100 budget.
Please make any suggestion!

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December 25, 2012 12:40:54 AM

SSD, you can get a solid 128gb for 100 dollars now :)  If not an SSD, get RAM.
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December 25, 2012 12:47:49 AM

An SSD would be fairly good. You might be able to get your hands on a Samsung 830 128GB (if you can find one) for ~$100, I know the Crucial M4's are going at $110 right now.
Crucial M4 128GB. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, don't really see anything outright beneficial you could do with it.
- Maybe some aftermarket fans, a controller and damping foam, quieten the rig a bit.
- Some LED lighting to make it glow, though from your pic it looks like you already have.
- Squirrel the money away toward a custom water loop.
- Another 8GB of RAM and a $30 sound card. Kinda pointless though.

Or not on the rig at all. Drop the $100 on some new speakers/headphones, mouse or keyboard. Even a new chair or desk.
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December 25, 2012 12:54:34 AM

Which is better the M4 128GB or Samsung 830 128GB?
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December 25, 2012 12:57:29 AM

Samsung 830, though they have virtually disappeared from retailers now that the 840 series has released.
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January 2, 2013 2:11:41 AM

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