Yea first time building a comp, and well friends are argueing about whats best for me to get concerning power supply... and well i just can't choose a case...
I was looking a the Thermaltake Tsunami case, and it seems nice, i just need to know where the USB ports are, and if that is a door on the front that opens to reveal the CD/DVD bays... probably a stupid question but yea... ><. Any other case suggestions would be very helpful too...
As far as power supply goes, i have an ASUS SE deluxe mobo, with a AMD 3700+ clawhammer, and i'm probably gonna go with 2 gigs of corsair ram and a Geforce 6800 video card, or something of the like... I'm being told i should get 600Watts... and i know nothing. Any estimates are much appriciated...
If you think i'm doing something horribly wrong also please input... and my AIM is also Fridayunited if you want to contact me directly.
Thermaltake makes a good case but if you want quality go with Lian Li
or coolermaster oh and Gigabite makes a very good case. But all in all just make sure you get something that will " futrue" proof and fits your needs
Has far as PSU's.. OCZ, Pc power and cooling are the best in my opinion
other good PSU's are seasonic, antec, Fortron source.
Make sure that you get your PSU with a active PFC ( it cleans the nosie out of the power) which helps system stablility. would also recommend a batt back up. again get something like what I have ( UPS back-ups XS 800) to future proof it.
do some research check Newegg.com look at the reviews there ( just be for warned most are hype and some offer good opinions) too really get the down-low GOOGLE it and search for a indepth review.
It depends; what are you looking for--are you going to be more of a performance oriented person with no regard to noise, or are you a silent seeker? Because I see a few ways of going with this.
For case, despite the possible difficulty in wiring, I recommend P180 by Antec; it has super airflow and a ton of room to work in. On a more budget side, I like Antec SLK3000B that I am using. Full metal construction, also ton of workroom, and a good amount of slots for expandability. I just hope you don't have grudges against doors. And I think Thermaltake Tsunami is a cosmetically upgraded version of SLK3000 series... but I'm not too sure on it.
Lian-Li is supposed to be good, as is Silverstone; however, Silverstone is mainly oriented for HTPC market I think.
As for PSU, I honestly cannot say much about performance side. I suggest you go with Jokersgrin's advice if going for heavily performance oriented side; after all, more airflow is usually always better (but I don't think it will matter much if you are getting a P180). If going for silent front, though, go for Seasonic S12 series. Antec is also decent. I cannot say anything for Fortron Source as I have never used it before.