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I just brought a nvidia 9800gt 1 gig and the card is 9" long my old case was'nt enough

so i plan in upgrading my case and my psu(smps)

what case and smps would be good

My budget is - 2500 - 3000
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  1. What's your budget in US currency and are prices in your country about the same as in the USA?
  2. A video card length of 9 inches is not too bad when compared to other cards. Some of them have a length of 11 inches. A 9 inch long video card is about the same as the width of a standard atx motherboard. The card will fit in just about any case that can accomodate a standard atx motherboard. A mid-tower or full tower atx case will be okay. Here is a link to an example of a mid-tower atx case that is very popular with gamers:

    The general rule of thumb is a high quality 500 to 550 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can easily power a system with any single video card made. A high quality 700 to 750 watt power supply with sufficient current (amps) on the +12 volt rail(s) can power a system with two video cards operating in dual mode. There are a few exceptions like the new ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series cards which use less power due to their energy efficiency.

    A high quality 500 to 550 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 40 amps. A high quality 700 to 750 watt psu will have a +12 volt rail rated at 60 amps.

    In addition the power supply should be at least 80+ Bronze certified for energy efficiency. There are some models available which have achieved 80+ Silver and 80+ Gold Certifications.

    Before purchasing a new psu you will need to decide whether you will eventually have a pc with one or two video cards.

    Corsair and Seasonic are two of the brands that have a reputation for high quality power supplies that consistently earn high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable, stable, and come with a 5 year warranty. Some of the newer models come with a 7 year warranty. Lately we've been seeing a few other brands offering some high quality units. One example would be the Antec Earthwatts series which is a major improvement over Antec’s older psu’s like the Basiq models.
  3. He's definitely in the USA looking at his other posts.

    He probably meant $250-$300.

    @king game, the components you have are not that expensive so a cheap good case would be fine.

    Antec 300: $59.99+shipping is a great case. This is the illusion edition with 2 blue LED lit fans on the front

    If you want to go a little higher end for example to save you $$ on your next build:
    Dragonlord K62 by LANCOOL (Lian Li company). Has some really sweet features, and totally worth the $99.99+ Shipping, you can do some research to find better prices, I heard had good prices on them by Johnnylucky I believe..

    For power supply: A good quality 450w power supply will be more then enough. However looking at prices you can get a 500w modular for the same price as a good quality 450.
    OCZ 500w ModXstream for $64.99+$5.99 shipping. It's modular so it's great for cable management, and it's got solid performance.

    OP's Specs:
    smps - 500W
    processor - Pentium D
    RAM - 3 GB DDR2
    M board - D946Gzis
    Hard disk - 500GB Seagate
    OS - windows 7 X64 ultimate
  4. I have a Lian Li Dragon Lord mid-tower atx case for my new system.

    I just checked two days ago because I want to get another one. I had a request for a build. still has the lowest prices in the USA:

    GEE! 4 of the 7 models are sold out already.

    Here is a link to the manufacturer's web site that will give you a much better look and explanation of the Dragon Lord series:
  5. its around 80$-90$

    thx for the replies guys
    i am going for the Dragonlord K62 but is there a cheaper one about 85$ or so

    and 500W smps as JohnnyLucky told me
  6. and i live in india, Asia

    the place where i live they have almost all of the parts i need so i just go there and buy.

    this is the shop's stocks where i buy the parts.

    1$ = 47.9 Rs

    how about Atx cases are they good?
  7. It depends on the ATX case. It doesn't fit in yours, therefore you need a larger one. What ATX cases are available?
  8. almost all tower and mid tower cases i saw 5 models in total 3 tower 2 mid tower
  9. Full tower definitely is large and fitting your video card won't be an issue. However, it takes up a lot of space. Why don't you ask the store which case they sell that can meet your requirements?
  10. the people in the store dont even understand what i say!
    they told me get the model and we'll give it to you
  11. We can't help you unless you provide the list of available cases. Otherwise, get a large case and it will fit.
  12. ok thx anyway
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