There are so many different types of cases and PSU's out there, so I am totaly confused. I am leaning towards a mid tower case but have no idea will that be big enough to provide sufficient cooling. Do you think 650W of PSU if I decide to overclick later. Thank you for your ideas!!!
zzfh is right, a mid tower case is a mid tower case, usually the sizes are non-negotiable. the Antec is a great case, i just suggested mine because it REALLY is a great case and it's something different other than an Antec that everyone usually recommends.
man, that's what i have, must be bad luck. i'm going to try for 4.0 this weekend, 1.5 is ok voltage for this chip, right?
Thanks zipzoomflyhigh for the advice. I will probably stick to Antec case. It is good value with plenty of scope for upgrade, olso, a good looking one. How about the OCZ PSU, do you think 550W is suficient if put under extra presure when overclocking? From the staff I read elsewhare I have an impresion that the bigger and most powerful the SPU is the better.
some PSU's are built better, this means that a 550w PSU from OCZ or Corsair will be better than a 650w PSU from a no-name brand. There are a lot of factors that play here, like amp rating on the 12v rail, 80+ certified, etc...
To answer your question, the OCZ 550w PSU will handle anything you throw at it if you are using one video card, and in most cases, it will handle a 2 video card solution.