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What should I get ... note... My case is a old presario 1810nx case.. Its ugly and not alot of airflow.. But i leave the sidepanel off and its fine.. What should I upgrade this old comp with for 100$... Or should I save.. 100$ has to include shipping..Absoulouty nothing over
 

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Save and wait for DX11 then upgrade your GFX;)
 
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Till christmas?
OR maybe september...
it's worth the wait...
 
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No idea yet....
but you will probably have more to spend then...
 
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No idea yet....
but you will probably have more to spend then...
Doubt it.. Well if its christmas ill have plenty... But i kinda wanna get a upgrade now... But idk which case tyo go with..
 

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Dx11 will be out, but how many games will utilize it? I say go for a case now so you have a good fundamental basis to start from. I have a few rigs/cases and the Coolermaster Centurion 590 is my favorite. Better than the Antec 300. No flashy clear side panels. This thing is all business and has good airflow. Should be able to get it for $85-$90.00 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152
 
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Zerodegree is deactivated and the Raidmax.. I dont like the little strap fan thing..
 
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Dx11 will be out, but how many games will utilize it? I say go for a case now so you have a good fundamental basis to start from. I have a few rigs/cases and the Coolermaster Centurion 590 is my favorite. Better than the Antec 300. No flashy clear side panels. This thing is all business and has good airflow. Should be able to get it for $85-$90.00 shipped.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152
ya I was looking at that... But its 80.?? cents... Maybe i could go a little cheaper and still eb able to get a S1283..
 

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ya I was looking at that... But its 80.?? cents... Maybe i could go a little cheaper and still eb able to get a S1283..
What is your zip so I can figure shipping into the amount?
 
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I have heard that the antec 300 sucks.. your opinion?
 
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Phenom II X2 550. In the reviews, it goes to 3.8 on air.

EDIT: For the price, the Antec 300 doesn't suck, but its very, very ugly and a little small.
 
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I have heard that the antec 300 sucks.. your opinion?
It has a nice industrial look. Who told you it sucks? It's a solid case with good airflow at a nice price from what I've seen.
 

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Why don't you buy those cruncher parts you need?
 

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Skip the S1283....

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/akevo120fori.html

That will give you about $70 for a case on the egg.

EDIT:

And for those of you that are skeptical of this cooler, I have personal usage of it the M0 e5200 @ 3.6Ghz@1.42v never went above 55C linpack load on both cores.
 
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I have heard that the antec 300 sucks.. your opinion?
Damn good little case. Keeps my G/F's rig cool, quiet, has a front filter, spots for 2x120 front, 1x120 side, 1x120 rear, 1x140 top. It comes with one in the front, rear and top which was plenty, I added another to the front, very effective, only a couple degrees shy of my antec 900 cooling-wise for much cheaper, decent quality build, ok cable mgt, plenty of airflow, plenty of room for large vid cards in my experience. I highly recommend this case for anyone on a tighter budget that needs a solid case with good cooling. I'm very happy with the 300, more-so than I was with the 900 tbh for the price I'd rather have the 300, as it provides a good bang for the buck imo.

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I just heard that cable managment was horrid..
 

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The CD/HDD/Fan bay is offset to the left so you have some room on the RH side to stuff cables, it's not amazing, and I'm using a modular PSU in her case which helps, but even without a modular PSU you could manage the wires so you don't hinder airflow, which imo is much more important than looks any day.

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