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    £50 ish upgrade

    Ok, guys I've got around £50 (can stretch up to £70 if REALLY needed but want to keep it as low as possible) to spend on my computer. See my profile for my current system.
    Some suggestions for what I might wanna get:
    - New CPU cooler and paste so I can overclock (i'm currently using the cooler which came with the retail edition of the q6600)
    - Speaker system
    - Gaming headphones with mic
    - Extra 4GB RAM
    - Game?

    None of the above I really need but would all be nice additions. What would you do? suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ed

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    around £30 for the cooler, scythe or thermalright are on top (and some others).
    Speakers, 5.1? or 2?
    gaming headphones you can get some decent ones around £20 its just down to preference, stay to known brands like logitech/creative etc
    dont bother on the ram as you would be wasting money unless you are actually using the ram completely, your rig looks more like the gaming side so dont bother.
    game? crysis? call of duty 4? loads of games, the witcher is a great rpg.

    Id get a new cooler and perhaps a headset if you dont have one.
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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddd View Post
    Ok, guys I've got around £50 (can stretch up to £70 if REALLY needed but want to keep it as low as possible) to spend on my computer. See my profile for my current system.
    Some suggestions for what I might wanna get:
    - New CPU cooler and paste so I can overclock (i'm currently using the cooler which came with the retail edition of the q6600)
    - Speaker system
    - Gaming headphones with mic
    - Extra 4GB RAM
    - Game?

    None of the above I really need but would all be nice additions. What would you do? suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Ed
    Nothing

    Well, nothing to the PC but things like gaming heeadphones or speakers system are things only you know if they are needed or will be put to good use, but there's nothing i'd do to the PC at the mo.

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    The TRUE is the most renown right now. I have it and I have a 43% overclock with temps always below 50C. I do have a fan installed> Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK The fan is very quite and performs admirably

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    The three 120mm case fans in your Antec Nine Hundred case are pretty noisey. Why not replace them with Sharkoon Golf-Ball fans. You'll be amazed how much quieter they are.

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by nick1 View Post
    The three 120mm case fans in your Antec Nine Hundred case are pretty noisey. Why not replace them with Sharkoon Golf-Ball fans. You'll be amazed how much quieter they are.

    They certainly arent noisy unless you have them on the high setting.

    Even when its hot outside, i have never had them on anything other than the LOW setting and the case temps never exceed 29 degrees.

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    id buy more HDD space

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    Re: £50 ish upgrade

    yep my votes for HD space or another 250 and raid
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