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November 16, 2006 10:41:19 PM

It has been awhile since I have built a new system, so I decided to come here to get some help.

All this talk about these new big video cards and big PSU's is scaring me when it comes to picking out parts. Mainly the PSU and case.

Here are the specs I am looking at:

-Core 2 Duo (Undecided on which)
-8800 GTX EVGA
-EVGA 680i board
-2 gigs of Corsair XMS PC6400
-2x Raptor X 150GB (Raid 0)
-1x 320GB 7200RPM WD

I am looking to later add another 8800GTX.

Now for my questions...

1) Would a ThermalTake ToughPower 750w be sufficient for this setup, including the added 8800GTX in the future? Or should I invest in a bigger one.

2) Any suggestions for good cases? I am looking for something not to large (Scratched the Stacker off my list). Something that can handle the space, and have some good cooling. I am currently using a LianLi PC-65b. Would that happen to be sufficient?

Thanks!

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November 16, 2006 11:09:49 PM

I been looking at the Antec 900, doesn't seem to be too much bigger than the LianLi and it has some nice ports on the top I could make use of.

However, the ToughPower 750w has a huge fan on the bottom, if i get the ToughPower 750w + Antec 900 case, should I mount the PSU upside down since it is on the bottom?
November 16, 2006 11:29:52 PM

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However, the ToughPower 750w has a huge fan on the bottom, if i get the ToughPower 750w + Antec 900 case, should I mount the PSU upside down since it is on the bottom?

Fan at bottom = sucks warm air out from the cpu and pwm area.
Do NOT mount upside down. You can't even.
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November 16, 2006 11:34:46 PM

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However, the ToughPower 750w has a huge fan on the bottom, if i get the ToughPower 750w + Antec 900 case, should I mount the PSU upside down since it is on the bottom?

Fan at bottom = sucks warm air out from the cpu and pwm area.
Do NOT mount upside down. You can't even.

But the Antec case has the PSU mounted on the top, right? Wouldn't it then blow the hot air into the case?
November 17, 2006 12:28:48 AM

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However, the ToughPower 750w has a huge fan on the bottom, if i get the ToughPower 750w + Antec 900 case, should I mount the PSU upside down since it is on the bottom?

Fan at bottom = sucks warm air out from the cpu and pwm area.
Do NOT mount upside down. You can't even.

But the Antec case has the PSU mounted on the top, right? Wouldn't it then blow the hot air into the case?

it would if it was a exhaust fan, but it's an intake. Wouldn't make much sense the other way around.

BTW, I'm thinking of getting this case, either for my new system or my old one. I don't know how good it is, but I really like the style. ASUS TA-210 ATX Mid Tower
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