HELP!!! Case and PSU DECISION!!!

I am building my first computer and I was just wondering if the case and the psu I've chosen are compatible, and if you guys have any suggestions on if I should change them.

Case
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144151

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817148008

Thanks for your help,
Ragnarok
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  1. In 2 words, Yes.

    In Other words, There is no problem

    In his words, Nice pick

    In your words, cool.
  2. Quote:
    I am building my first computer and I was just wondering if the case and the psu I've chosen are compatible, and if you guys have any suggestions on if I should change them.

    Case
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144151

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817148008

    Thanks for your help,
    Ragnarok


    I would say that the case is pretty nice, but I would not skimp on a psu if you absolutely don't have too.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103941
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194003
    These are a few that I looked at before settling on the Enermax liberty, because of the modular cables higher effiiency.
  3. You don't have to worry about matching the case and PSU usally. The problems come from trying to match the Motherboard and PSU. 20 or 24 pin ATX connector is the biggie. Make sure the PSU also has SATA and PCIe plugs, or use adaptors. I'd double check Aspire for build quality based on the top two reviews...
  4. Quote:
    You don't have to worry about matching the case and PSU usally. The problems come from trying to match the Motherboard and PSU. 20 or 24 pin ATX connector is the biggie. Make sure the PSU also has SATA and PCIe plugs, or use adaptors. I'd double check Aspire for build quality based on the top two reviews...


    I wouldnt buy Aspire period.


    Aspire is like the Kia of PSU's and PC cases.

    they are cheap but blow in 1 month.


    stick with Antec.

    Antec Sonata II. 100 dollars comes with a 450w smartpower. beats anything Aspire has.
  5. It might help to know what kind of equiptment you plan on having and what your upgrading habits are
  6. I think Pengwin and I have answered this today in a different thread already....

    The Antec Sonata II is on sale for $85 at newegg... better than the aspire by 300% even if it's lower power it's reliable.

    I understand the need to mod and get a cool looking case and lots of lights and cool colors but you can add those later. If you need a window then get a window mod kit and add some cold cathodes.

    If you want some good windowed cases then either of the bottom two are good.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133173
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077
    Both around the same price as the aspire.

    For PSU I'd suggest.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103931

    BUT that Antec Sonata II is still the best value and the one I'd recommend.
  7. Quote:
    I wouldnt buy Aspire period.

    Antec Sonata II. 100 dollars comes with a 450w smartpower. beats anything Aspire has.


    I agree wholeheartedly about avoiding Aspire. Look around on jonnyguru.com for his heirarchy of PSUs and a bunch of well-executed tests.

    Pengwin is one of many Antec supporters. I used to think they were top tier, then I got burned twice, once badly. Before you buy Antec, check out this new mushkin 550 watt unit. It looks to be a bargain.
  8. Thanks for all of the advice on cases/psus. I really like the case even though some of the feed back it has received is not very flattering. On the psu issue, I will look it antec power supplies.

    Some one asked what the other components of my pc will be and here is a list.

    MoBo
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128321

    GPU
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130017

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819103735

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231087

    HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822148140

    Combo Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827136067

    My comp will be used for the usual college agenda...games,movies,burning dvds,games,cds....a little term paper here and there, a few charts and graphs and maybe putting together slideshows now and then for my business classes.

    Please help me/comment if anything is not compatible or is just a stupid P.O.S that I shouldn't get.

    Thanks for all your help guys.

    Peace,
    Ragnarok
  9. nexttime. just list the parts. clicking links to find out the part is annoying.


    anyways

    wait til the 24th. the 3800+ X2 should drop to 169 dollars
  10. I was planning on waiting till the Amd cut, but thanks for the info :D . But does the rest of my system look good? Or does it need changes?
  11. Case:

    one of the best case for the price.

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811119077

    PSU:

    you know it's the best and reliable when the warranty is lifetime.

    BFG Tech BFGR650PSU ATX 12v 2.0 and EPS 12V 650Watts Power Supply UL, CE, FCC CLASS B $119

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817702003
  12. I really like the case I chose. It does have good reviews and seems reliable. In your guys opinion is it a crappy case? And do the reset of my parts, besides the psu, look ok? Please comment on them if you have time.

    Thanks for all the help so far, keep it coming!
  13. That Aspire case has too much plastic on it. Looks like a toy for little kids, looks cartoony. The Centurion is a good case and the BFG psu is the best. I know the PSU is about twice more expensive than that Aspire but with it's lifetime warranty you can't beat it.
  14. Okay, and how does the rest of the pc look? It's in an above post of mine.
  15. Good. You've got compatible parts, you even got the DDR2-800. (needed to make AM2 faster then 939.) I'd spring for something a little beefier then a 7600GT, but thats me...
  16. What about Corsair or OCZ RAM??? As far as the GPU goes, if you're into games, then consider a 7900GT. Or for the money, why not upgrade to the 512Mb version of the 7600GT?
  17. I'll look into the different video card, case, and psu. Thanks for all the help.


    Peace,
    Ragnarok
  18. yeah i wouldnt get ASpire.

    get the Antec NSK 6500 or a Sonata II. great cheap PSU/case combo's
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