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Old 02-09-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default New case and PSU...

I've just bought an NZXT Hush case, and an OCR PSU...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129993
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159

Great products. Just not for me. I want a better cooling case and a more powerful PSU.

Any suggestions?
Any case or PSU. I prefer plain style cases.
I quite like this one...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/126946.

I have no idea what PSU to get. I want something that will be future proof, for me. So, possibly SLI 8800 one day, water cooling etc. So, I'm looking at least 700W maybe...

Anyway, I'm sure you guys have some good suggestions.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: New case and PSU...

I've got an NZXT case myself, just not the hush. Cooling is plenty, with four fans working quietly.

As far as PSU goes, I'd go for at least 7-800W. Here's a nifty little site that'll guesstimate your power consumption based on your specs.

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html

The case you linked looks alright, too. I think you've got a good combo in mind with both your products. Good case and a 7-800+ PS should set you up nicely for the future.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:54 AM   #3
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Default Re: New case and PSU...

Here's one i'd recommend from your site:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131098
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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Cool, cheers. Isn't it a bit dodgy buying value PSU's?

Also, I'm looking for a PSU that can take multiple graphics cards...
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The OCZ Stealth X Stream 600W PSU is great. It has over 50A on quad 12V rails and that is the most important thing to look at when looking for a PSU. You could SLI anything with it. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127861
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Ok, cool. So 600W is enough? When would you need to actually use something like 1000W then?

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Old 02-09-2008, 11:24 AM   #7
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Nothing more than 600W is needed especially with 50A on the 12V rails if you're not going to be SLI'ing anything more than 8800GTS's.
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@ GhostGT - not at all, that system would run fine with 500W. You're just wasting money and probably sacrificing PSU quality. "Extra Value" brand PSU? That's just plain stupid to get. Look for quality brands like Silverstone or Antec.


That OCZ PSU is pretty good, especially if you want a quiet PSU. This PSU is much higher quality though, and I'd highly recommend it:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114931
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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Ok, I'm liking the fact that I don't need as much power as I thought, as it saves me money. However, I really don't understand then why anyone would need more that 600W for instance...?
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Well now they have crazy triSLI setups where you can have 3 8800Ultras in one computer, which would draw a ton of power. nVidia actually recommends over 1000W. But really, the extra wattage is sort of just a marketing gimmick. It's much better to have a high quality, lower wattage PSU than a crappy high wattage PSU.
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