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Need Advice For Case...Antec 300 or CM 690??????

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June 27, 2009 7:16:05 PM

Hey quick question...i am building a system around an AMD phenom II X4 and im a little puzzled on what case to get.

should i get the Antec 300 that COMES with a power supply...and if you do suggest it, is the power supply good? thats my main concern...is the power supply good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




or should i get the Cooler master 690...seems like a really good case but doesn't come with power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



or are there any other really good cases you would suggest?
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 277 ) Power supply
June 27, 2009 7:17:22 PM

What graphics card are you planning on using with it? Also if you look at the normal Antec 300's combo deals it actually cheaper to get it combo'd with that power supply which i find ironic and you also get the choice of a variety of other antec PSU's.
June 27, 2009 9:21:09 PM

cm690 can give you way better airflow than antec 300 of your willing to put 3 more fans in the system
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June 27, 2009 10:24:52 PM

Its a Antec PSU, I'd go for the CM690 and get a Corsair PSU to go with it,.
June 28, 2009 4:55:01 AM

hunter315 said:
What graphics card are you planning on using with it? Also if you look at the normal Antec 300's combo deals it actually cheaper to get it combo'd with that power supply which i find ironic and you also get the choice of a variety of other antec PSU's.



I am planning on using the XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3...seems like a good card. Im very new to all of this so if you could give me advice on a better, but similarly priced, card that would be awesome :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Sweet, i will check out the other combo stuff
June 28, 2009 4:56:06 AM

ubernoobie said:
cm690 can give you way better airflow than antec 300 of your willing to put 3 more fans in the system



ya thats what i thought...and the 690 has a lot of good features also
June 28, 2009 4:57:54 AM

AKM880 said:
Its a Antec PSU, I'd go for the CM690 and get a Corsair PSU to go with it,.




ya that's what i originally had planned...get cm and get corsair psu. But then i found the Antec w/ psu that would save me a good chunk of money
July 17, 2009 9:15:38 PM

A 430w psu is minimal for running a radeon 4850, you'd do better with at least 550w, 600 watts would be best if you want to do any overclocking or crossfire. However, I have an antec 300 case and have squeezed in a radeon 4830 and coolermaster V8 cpu cooler quite comfortably.

Thanks to the five fans the case supports and the dust filters on all the intake fans it stays quite cool if not exactly picture perfect inside. The real probablimatic part is that the psu is mounted on the bottom of the case and whatever you have installed on the bottom of your mobo could get in the way. Because of this it is a great case for gaming or whatever, just don't expect to fill every pci slot and make sure your mobo doesn't have any serious connections at the very bottom.
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