500$ budget, what to upgrade

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Re: 500$ budget, what to upgrade

Postposted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:08 pm

steel-the-deal wrote:Im cool for now, I just have one HDD and I'll be adding the SSD to the bottom bay when it gets here, which by the way shipped today :D I love newegg.

4 3.5" HDs fit in the bottom bay by the PSU. It's a tight fit, but it works. For an SSD I'd just Velcro it to the bottom of the 5.25" bay and call it a day.
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Re: 500$ budget, what to upgrade

Postposted on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
steel-the-deal wrote:Im cool for now, I just have one HDD and I'll be adding the SSD to the bottom bay when it gets here, which by the way shipped today :D I love newegg.

4 3.5" HDs fit in the bottom bay by the PSU. It's a tight fit, but it works. For an SSD I'd just Velcro it to the bottom of the 5.25" bay and call it a day.


Yeah that's the one I'll be adding it to. I thought I saw on the video that the case comes with a SSD conversion kit...I was originally going to do just what you said before I saw that. If I cant find that kit, its definitely going to be velcro'ed in there.
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Re: 500$ budget, what to upgrade

Postposted on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:09 am

steel-the-deal wrote:Will it fit? Well after looking around I found out that it wont fit unless I remove one of Hard Drive bays.... :(
To fit the Radeon HD6970 into my Antec P182 case where you've drawn your arrow, I didn't have to remove the drive cage, but I did remove the top drive tray from the cage.
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Re: 500$ budget, what to upgrade

Postposted on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:53 am

Card fit like a charm, I did have to remove the top tray like you can see in the pic but if I wanted to I probably could have squeezed it in. Card is a beast, plain and simple. My BF3 setting were pretty much at med-low, noAA/AF...yada yada...so I played for a bit and of course it killed it. So I switched to Ultra, and no change in performance...played flawless. Tears filled my eyes as I watched 64 player mayhem unfold on wake island in full detail.

I did have problems with the ram though, which I didn't mess with last night...on post it gave me short choppy beeps ~ 20 to 30 of them, then a 5 second pause, then repeated the beeps. I figured it was bad ram, so I took em out and my computer posted fine. I'm going to try one stick at a time when I get home. I already have 2x2gb sticks in and I'm adding 2x4gb. Anyone know what the most likely problem is here?

2x2gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820148262
2x4gb: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820148347

Edit: the 2x2gb sticks are in the white slots, and I tried the 2x4gb sticks in the blue slots. Not sure if that makes a difference but just thought I'd mention it.

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Re: 500$ budget, what to upgrade

Postposted on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:20 am

update: ram worked fine when I put the bigger sticks in the white slots.
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