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November 3, 2009 1:03:12 AM

Hey. I am in real need of an upgrade for my pc. so I have decided I will get a case and a psu. Sure, the antec 900 is a good choice but I only have $100 to spend on both! I am planning on getting an Ati HD 4850. what would be the best case and psu combo I could get for $100? I would really like my case to be stylish with a side window. it needs to be standard size mid tower. please post links where i can get it.

sorry for bad punctuation & grammer. i'm doing this on my phone and dead tired. i know my question is a bit vague. but what would you do with $100 in your hand, needing a case and psu?


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November 3, 2009 8:07:13 PM

Hey. I am still needing ideas.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2009 9:47:28 PM

Does your $100.00 limit include shipping costs?
November 3, 2009 10:37:49 PM

Shipping is not included in my 100 and should be disregarded.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2009 11:24:30 PM


Are planning on installing just one ATI 4850 video card?

Are you going to do any overclocking?

Are you going to be playing games? If yes, then which games are your favorite?
a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2009 11:32:20 PM

Don't forgot whats your CPU wattage?
November 3, 2009 11:41:22 PM

Yeah. One card. Will be playing games. I like l4d, l4d2, tf2, crysis, call of duty 4 & 5, wow, bioshock, anything really. I will overclock my gfx card. That's it really.
November 3, 2009 11:45:02 PM

What do you mean my cpu wattage? Its a quad core. But it is like a special power saver so like 15watts.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 1:58:59 AM

I checked half a dozen technical references for the ATI 4850 video card. Only one 75 watt 6-pin PCI-e power cable is required. Total power consumption for a quad core based system and one 4850 isn't that bad. During gaming sessions the pc systems used a little less than 300 watts. That's consistent with a Tom's Hardware article published last January about power consumption during gaming.

I would recommend the Corsair VX450. Corsair has a reputation for high quality power supplies. They consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are stable, reliable, and come with a 5 year warranty. It is currently available at for $64.99:

Here is a link to an excellent technical review:

That leaves $35.01 for a pc case. The Raidmax Hurricane might work for you:

I know the price is $39.99 but shipping is free. Free shipping with promo code EMCMMLP24, ends 11/9. If you figure shipping at about $9.00 that makes it $5.00 under your $100.00 budget and you'll be getting a high quality psu and a mid-tower pc case with a window.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 12:11:09 PM

aznshinobi - Very nice combo. Unfortunately the special promo code does not apply. It's only for the Raidmax Hurricane pc case.
a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 7:30:07 PM

Oh, the free shipping is EMCMMLP22 for my antec combo, i said. But umm... Yeah, its your build we're just giving you ideas.
a b 4 Gaming
November 4, 2009 7:31:33 PM

Sorry for 2x post, OCZ is a horrible MIR company, I've seen reviews where they also have horrible customer service. So if you go with OCZ I wouldn't count on getting your MIR.
November 5, 2009 9:04:51 AM

How's this? $5 over, but there's a $20 rebate for the power supply if you ever get it.

OCZ StealthXStream 500W ($45, Free Shipping, Deal of the Day. Today only):

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K56 ($60)

Chiefvalue (Newegg under a different name?) has the same case for the same price but with free shipping: