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Looking for a good PSU/Case setup for my new comp

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August 2, 2006 12:27:25 AM

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor - Retail - $159.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

MOBO - MSI K9N Platinum Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $108.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

RAM - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail - $161.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Video Card - eVGA 256-P2-N583-AR Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail - $269.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Hardrive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

Case - Xoxide X-Static 2 Case - Silver - $29.99
http://www.xoxide.com/x-static-2-silver.html

PSU - ??

Ok, is that case good? Does anyone have it and mind telling me how it is? Also, I dont know what PSU I should get for this setup. I really dont want the price to go over $870 ($840-$860 should be good). Right now, with everything but the PSU is $809.95. Any suggestions?
August 2, 2006 12:59:25 AM

400W only? (sure theres a good amount in the 12v rails...but) I was thinking of upgrading this computer after awhile, so I think I would need more. Heres some that I was looking at before, but I dont know if they are good for my setup:

XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail - $48.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

OR

COOLMAX CP-500T EPS12V 500W Active PFC Power Supply 100 - 240V - Retail - $49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
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August 2, 2006 1:07:01 AM

Go with the XCLIO GOODPOWER 500W. I've read a couple of reviews from hardware sites, not user reviews. They are relatively unknown, but solid and good value. One site tested their 450w PSU and forced it a higher than rated load on the PSU of about 15%. The XCLIO was able to immediately shutdown the PC without any problems.

Sorry I didn't recommend that one.
August 2, 2006 1:25:27 AM

Unfortunatly, I didnt realized those were out of stock -_- (they were stocked yesterday....wow). Is the COOLMAX a good choice though? It has PFC active.

Also, on the Case I chose, does anyone know if those are actual moving bubbles, or are they static pictures or something?
Another case I wanted to get is this: http://www.xoxide.com/x-ventilator-case-black.html

But it only had 1 3.5 external drive.... wanted to add a temp display/fan control on that and MAYBE a floppy, but since it only has 1, it removes the actual choice.
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