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Old 05-10-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hi, I was looking to buy a new case with a PSU included for my computer parts. My current case is small and messed up so the air circulation is OK. The PSU in my current case sucks also(I cannot remove the PSU because its like soldered against the case so this case is worthless). I would have to cut the whole PSU off the case - Its better to just keep the case the way it is and buy another instead of ruining the whole PSU. The videocard air has nowhere to escape also so its causing overheating problems. I need a case that has room on the bottom for the hot air to escape.. I looked at many cases on newegg myself but if you guys have any suggestions, that will be even better. I was thinking of maybe getting a full tower - I don't know if my budget is good enough for a full tower though so I guess its not a big factor. Mid-tower wouldn't really be a problem to me. I am looking to spend no more than 100 bucks. Thanks again guys.


The other option I got is like buying a 50 buck case and get a 50 buck PSU or something. I heard Fortron has a very good 50 buck 450W PSU. My pc specs are Epox 9npa+ Ultra, eVGA 6800GS, Corsair 1GB valueram, Opteron 144 Socket 939 overclocked to 2.45 GHz. I just need a better case so I can keep all that cool.

One more thing. The main reason why I am doing all this is pretty much due to my videocard. It has been going up to 90 Degrees Celcius everytime I played Oblivion or some other newer game for like an hour. I posted on a whole bunch of different forums but very few people have been able to provide me with answers for the videocard that would help. I thought that if I got a better case, it might solve the problem. If you need links to those threads, let me know. I will post the links here. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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NEVER buy a case with psu included cause the psu's are usually crappy and can mess up your entire system. suggestions.....
PSU's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027
this one looks ok, good reviews, decent +12V rails,but only 2 SATA connectors

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
this one is very nice and antec is always a good choice, but this is more expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817174023
this one looks ok but is OEM (which means no cables), and an unknown company company name

of the above choices from best to worst it goes antec, aspire, and the hipro/hippo/whatever....
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cases......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129152

these 2 are both awesome and realitively cheap. personally i like the antec because of the side air vents, but both are awesome.

the cases are the best choices for your money but the psu's are just a quick scan of newegg. you can look for your own psu just find one above 450w (for OCing and video stuff) and 1 +12V rail of about 28A or up OR 2 +12V rails of 17A or above. hope this helps.


EDIT
stupid me i didn't read your post carefully enough, yes there is a very good fortron 450w psu, this one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
this and the antec case is what i would buy if i were you.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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Seriously, dont skimp out on the psu, 50 bucks for a psu will get you NOWHERE. I like Antec cases, espeically the P-180, and i like the OCZ Powerstream or the FSP AX-500A. I would really recommend not skimping out on the PSU at least spend a good amount on it. the case i could care less. Its your own taste.
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:22 PM   #4
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NEVER buy a case with psu included cause the psu's are usually crappy and can mess up your entire system. suggestions.....
PSU's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817148027
this one looks ok, good reviews, decent +12V rails,but only 2 SATA connectors

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103937
this one is very nice and antec is always a good choice, but this is more expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817174023
this one looks ok but is OEM (which means no cables), and an unknown company company name

of the above choices from best to worst it goes antec, aspire, and the hipro/hippo/whatever....
************************************************** ********************
cases......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129152

these 2 are both awesome and realitively cheap. personally i like the antec because of the side air vents, but both are awesome.

the cases are the best choices for your money but the psu's are just a quick scan of newegg. you can look for your own psu just find one above 450w (for OCing and video stuff) and 1 +12V rail of about 28A or up OR 2 +12V rails of 17A or above. hope this helps.


EDIT
stupid me i didn't read your post carefully enough, yes there is a very good fortron 450w psu, this one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
this and the antec case is what i would buy if i were you.
Just so you know the Aspire X-Navigator, which is sold for 96 bucks with a PSU, has the same PSU that you listed first.

http://aspireusa.net/product.php?pid=71 <--- Right from their website. If you look at the first PSU that you listed, they both are the same.
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144125

Edit: ownage, how come the case isn't important? Good cases usually have better cooling than really cheap cases. I could be wrong but that's what I always thought. You are right about the PSU being important though. Isn't the Aspire PSU good? People on newegg said that it is stable and stuff. I am a complete newb when it comes to PSU. Thats the only part that I know almost nothing about.
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cheap psu's are fine all you have to do is keep in mind they dont give off as many watts as the say they do like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817170017
it doesent give off 575 watts or support sli very well but for my needs i hope it will work fine when i get the money to uprgrade my system. since im getting a cpu that only uses 65 watts this psu if perfect. it probaly CAN give off that many watts just not that efficent. VERY good brand many pepole over look them good for people on a budget
my case cheap but good
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148029
got it in full black which they no longer make but nice and big. psu not very good but does work
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Yeah I baught that case for my friend, it came broken and I had an extra case so he just used that and I kept this case. It's really nice, a lot of room to work with. The only problem is the window is very flimsy, but for 30$ you can't expect it to be top materal, you can always go to home depot and make one yourself, which is what I did.
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Mine is an Athlon thx midi, 300w, in charcoal & silver, 15"D x 15"H x 7"W, quite adequate for most applications, & looks good too, I don't like transparent cases,& flashing coloured lights, if I had wanted that, I'd have gone to an amusement arcade, but whatever turns you on I say, mine is very understated.
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Ahh I hate those mini computers, cooling is crap!


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Again, don't edit my posts please, unless you have reason to. Just use the quote button. People were only complaining before hand because you double/triple posted, and you just had to use the edit button.
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Whats with all the editing posts again Maurice? Cant you just use the quote like everyone else?
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Whats with all the editing posts again Maurice? Cant you just use the quote like everyone else?
Mick, here we go again!, note & inwardly digest;-

Mods moan at me because I quote too much, & suggest that I edit.

You moan at me because I edit too much & suggest that I quote.

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