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Is this a good case and PSU combo?

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November 27, 2008 5:35:04 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I will be powering a 9800 GTX and an E7300. Is it a good combo? I know the case is good, but how about the PSU?

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November 27, 2008 5:57:09 PM

i personnaly have this RC-690 and i LOVE it.

my psu is a ThermalTake toughpower 600w for an OCed e6850 and a 9800gtx+, 2hdd and 2 fan controller.

The case is fully loaded whit fan (9 fan total installed in the entire system)and my power meter show 200w idle 310w gaming.

as far as i know, for a good lifespan you better to use Half the power of your PSU, so .... YOUR GOOD TO GO !

edit1: the price is really good !!!!
November 27, 2008 6:03:20 PM

nice man, thanks alot. im definetly going to get it
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November 27, 2008 6:26:14 PM

+1 AEVM. i love the RC690 that i have, but i dont know this PSU. if it had bad reviews ... maybe its better to buy case and cpu separatly.
November 27, 2008 7:12:52 PM

ok thanks aevm, i guess i will get the 650TX and the 690. but is the PC Power & Cooling 610W also good?
also, is it better to have more or less 12V rails?

*edit: which case would you guys also recommend that is not over $75?
a b ) Power supply
November 27, 2008 7:44:07 PM

Between the 650TX and the PC Power & Cooling 610W, if they were the same price, I'd pick the 650TX because it has (6+2Pin) PCI-E connectors while the Silencer 610W has fixed 6-pin connectors. That doesn't matter for a 9800GTX (which wants 6-pin connectors and can work with either of those PSUs without extra adapters), but it matters to HD 4870 X2 or others and it may matter to your next video card.

In theory the 650TX also has 3A more (52A instead of 49A) but that's very hard to compare fairly because both Corsair and PC Power & Cooling leave large reserves i.e. make very conservative claims in the specs. BTW, that's a sign of a trustworthy company :) 

IMO it is better to have a single 12V rail. It simplifies your calculations a lot, among other things. AFAIK they invented the multiple rail system to protect people who stick their fingers inside the PSU and get electric shocks - the idea is that with a smaller rail they won't die, they'll just become smarter and maybe lose the offending fingers.

With a $75 case budget I'd say Antec 900 ($60) or RC-690 ($75), depending on whether you like a case with lots of lights or not. I just can't think of anything better than those under $75. Some people like the Antec 300 ($70) but that has only 2 fans and it's less suitable for a gaming box IMO.

Edit: still, the PC Power & Cooling 610W is top quality, and if it's $15 less why not. It is enough for your current card, and I'm sure you can buy a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter for less than $15 a couple of years from now if you need it for a future card. Internally, the 650TX and Silencer 610W are very similar. Both are designed by a third company called Seasonic,
November 27, 2008 9:22:30 PM

thanks for the help, sounds like i will get the PC P&C since it is cheaper. and one of those cases.
how about the PSU boulard83 suggested?
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November 27, 2008 11:32:46 PM

aevm did well on the psu, but I differ on the Antec 300. He said:

With a $75 case budget I'd say Antec 900 ($60) or RC-690 ($75), depending on whether you like a case with lots of lights or not. I just can't think of anything better than those under $75. Some people like the Antec 300 ($70) but that has only 2 fans and it's less suitable for a gaming box IMO.

The Antec 300 comes with a 120 and 140mm fan installed, but it has openings for two additional 120mm fans in front, as well as a side fan. Airflow can be very good. No "bling" like the 900 though.

Also, I think the newegg info needs updating. The current silencer610 comes with a 6 pin and a 6/8 pin pci-e connector. Here is the connector diagram:
http://www.pcpower.com/downloads/S61_diagram2_3825.JPG
November 27, 2008 11:40:01 PM

yeah i decided on the 300 with the PCP&C PSU
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