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Budget Case & PSU Suggestions

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June 24, 2006 9:35:12 PM

I'm looking for a good case and power supply for my future custom built system. I'd like to spend around $70 USD on the case and $50 USD on the power supply.

For the case, preferably black and good looking, but not too over the top. Needs adequate cooling abilities.

For the power supply, needs to be able to power my system with good reliability.

My system:
EPoX EP-9NPA+Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
eVGA 256-P2-N562-AX Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
1 7200rpm hard drive
1 floppy drive
1 cd/dvd reader/burner

Thanks for the help.
June 24, 2006 11:52:39 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

The COOLER MASTER Centurion series does appeal to me. From reviews I've read they both do a nice job with cooling and noise control, especially for the price.

I'm split between these two:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

I do like how they both look but I don't really like the columns on the second one. Performance wise, are they both about the same or is the second one better? I could live with the columns if it cools better.
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June 25, 2006 2:57:51 AM

I have the coolermaster case you posted (the top link) it is amazing. It is very sturdy, is sleek looking and has excellent cooling ability (especially if replace the stock 120mm on the back). Spend the extra 20 bucks you save on the case and put towards the PSU then put another $20 on the PSU. It is one part that you definitely don't want to skimp on.
June 25, 2006 4:33:03 AM

yah i liked it but didnt get it, i went witht the NZXT lexa
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