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Cases, Cases, Cases...

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#1 TheEmuRider


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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:03 PM

Hello again!

Alright, so I have decided on all the components I am going to include in my first build, except for the case!

I am having a hard time choosing one. I would like to have one with a PSU included simply because of convenience, but I'm a bit wary about the stock PSU's dying.

So, my question is this:

What is a good Case with included PSU, or a Case and PSU seperately, that is $100 or less?

I'd like to have at least 20a over the 12v.

Any help would be great :thumbsup:

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#2 Klinkaroo


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Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:21 PM

If you want you can just get yourself an ATX case with an ATX powersupply...

but here are a few suggestions
This one has a 450W PSU and is from Antec

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:07 PM

One thing - if you are planning to do any modding (eg eventually put on an aftermarket CPU cooler etc) try and get a case with a removeable motherboard tray - it will make things a lot easier...
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

#4 legoman786


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Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:57 AM

A good case depends on the cooling functionality of it. If the thing looks cool, but does not perform well in the cooling aspect, well, you just got ripped off from $100.

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