Ok so my current setup is about 18 months old (maybe 20) and ive noticed a deffinately decrease in performace despite keeping drives defraged etc. Ive even bought another 2Gb of RAM recently to see if that made a difference which it did... slightly. Now i dont have a huge knowledge of computers and stuff hence why im asking you guys, could there be something wrong with my system as it is atm and does it need upgrading? Any suggestions would be great. Setup: Intel 6600 Quad Core 2.4GHz Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard 4Gb OCZ XTC Platinum DDR2-800 RAM nVidia Zotec 8800GT 512mb Hiper 580W Type-M PSU 500Gb Maxtor SATA HD 2x 80Gb Maxtor IDE drives Some pics of it can be found here ------- Ive also downloaded some software to check the temperatures of stuff - Screenshot is below and bear in mind this is just with the PC running idle. When gaming the case itself can get quite hot to the touch especially around the PSU and exhaust from the graphics card. I have had a couple of suggestions that a new case might help as all i have atm is a Aspire X-plorer case with 1x 80mm fan in the top blowing out and 1 at the back with a side exhaust for the CPU fan. So far ive been recommended a Antec nine hundred 900 case or a NZXT Nemesis Elite Edition but not sure which would be best, so any other suggestions are welcomed. Also as im a student, aka poor lol, my budget for a new case isnt much, around Â£80 ($110-120) As for system upgrades i can spend a little more but not too much. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please post them up as . Thanks in advance.