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January 24, 2010 2:26:25 PM

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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a c 110 ) Power supply
January 24, 2010 3:43:59 PM

What's your budget in US currency and are prices in your country about the same as in the USA?
a c 246 ) Power supply
January 24, 2010 4:08:14 PM

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.
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a b ) Power supply
January 24, 2010 4:10:52 PM

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
M board - D946Gzis
Hard disk - 500GB Seagate
OS - windows 7 X64 ultimate
a c 246 ) Power supply
January 24, 2010 4:25:05 PM

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:

January 25, 2010 1:22:59 PM

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
January 25, 2010 1:29:45 PM

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?
a c 110 ) Power supply
January 25, 2010 1:58:07 PM

It depends on the ATX case. It doesn't fit in yours, therefore you need a larger one. What ATX cases are available?
January 25, 2010 2:10:23 PM

almost all tower and mid tower cases i saw 5 models in total 3 tower 2 mid tower

a c 110 ) Power supply
January 25, 2010 3:52:39 PM

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?
January 26, 2010 1:53:29 AM

the people in the store dont even understand what i say!
they told me get the model and we'll give it to you
a c 110 ) Power supply
January 26, 2010 2:07:21 AM

We can't help you unless you provide the list of available cases. Otherwise, get a large case and it will fit.
January 26, 2010 2:25:08 AM

ok thx anyway