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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Question What Case Now? :)

    Ok I've narrowed down to THREE choices of cases I've picked out for my setup. I would like to have some more educated opinions on which I should get to best suit my hardware.

    Setup Includes:
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPU
    ZEROtherm BTF92 CPU Cooler
    EVGA 8800GT 512MB Video Card
    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) Ram
    Rosewill Stallion Series 550W PSU

    Cases to choose from are:
    Thermaltake SOPRANO
    IN WIN IW-F430.RL
    COOLER MASTER Mystique

    I'm just not quite sure which out of those would be best for cooling and room for mainly my video card and heatsink I appreciate any responses and for taking your time to check it out.... and if anyone has any better ideas for cases I am more than happy to check em' out I'm just on a budget of $80 or less.... Oh if they aren't from newegg thats kewl to I just prefer newegg
    Last edited by MalawiGold6426; February 21st, 2008 at 03:46 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Among the three chassis listed,

    In terms of structural design,
    Guessing at the following order,
    Thermaltake SOPRANO, COOLER MASTER Mystique and in last place, IN WIN IW-F430.

    Appears most of the costs for all three, is for exterior appearance.

    Note: The Rosewill brand is considered generic by many.
    Highly unlikely that the Rosewill provide anywhere near stated power.

    Some of the PSU with generally good reputations are the current
    Antec, Corsair, FSP, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Sparkle...
    "I know nothing."

  3. #3
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    Feb 2008


    Shoot ok well I'll be doing more research. It sucks im on a budget
    Last edited by MalawiGold6426; February 21st, 2008 at 02:47 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    i'll be looking for a diff psu then

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    This Seasonic would be a much better choice. They're known for being very quiet and high qualilty. Note the efficiency -- rated 80 Plus. Most of the generics are about 70%. The difference isn't just wasted electricity, it's waste heat that has to be vented by higher fan speeds, and more noise. Generics also tend to have more ripple in the DC, which is likely harder on the components you're powering.
    This Antec is made by Seasonic, would be easier on your budget, and still probably has enough power for your system.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Provided that the PSU is of decent quality,
    You should be able to get away with using a PSU around 450w.
    "I know nothing."

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