Hard disks - 1 500gb Sata 2, 1 120gb sata1, 1 160 gb pata (SEAGATE)
Suggest me a power supply unit, Cabinet & a cpu cooler (if reqd - has to be better than the stock cooler & cheap). ....I dont have a ups,so the psu has to be very very reliable.
& i wont be adding another graphics card for another 2 years...
My budget for the psu & cabinet unfortunately doesent exceed more than 100$ ....please do not suggest combo offers...
For my budget i dont think i could go for corsair products as they are very costly,,,Please suggest some cooler master products if possible as they are available in my nearest outlet...
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.
CPU Heatsink -
Based on the list you provided the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus would normally be a very good choice. However, you selected a micro-atx motherboard. If you want to install your system in a micro-atx case, then you will have to install a low profile heatsink. Here is a link to a very good web site with a lot of useful information about low profile heatsinks:
The Coolermaster 310 Elite is an inexpensive micro-atx case that would work. If you want to install the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus cpu heatsink, then you will have to get a mid-tower atx case that is at least 7.8 inches wide.
Corsair has a reputation for high quality power supplies. They have consistently earned high marks in technical reviews. They are reliable and very stable. Corsair is one of several brands that are often recommended by veterans at this forum.
To be fair, there are other brands that will provide adequate performance. However, their record for quality is not as consistent. The Coolermaster power supplies will probably be okay.
The coolermaster elite 310 is 7.5 inches wide....i didnt get it...how do we install the ""Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus cpu heatsink""....u mean on top of dt or wt???? isnt the elite a mid tower atx case..
I ve decided i would go for just one graphics card for now...frankly speaking...i cannot get a corsair 500 or 550....its way out of budget...give me a final choice for the p.s.u....would corsair 450tx do it or do i have to go for other comp' offering 500w or more???