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Should I buy this case?

Hello. I own an acer aspire x3812 with Low Profile case.
It's specs are:
Operating system- Window 7
processor-Intel® Core™2 Quad processor (up to 95 W)
PSU- 220W
Main Board- Acer WG43M
Ram - DDR2 4G (two of 2G sticks)
and more can be found at
http://us.acer.com/acer/datasheet.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&sp=page17e&ctx2.c2att1=0&CountryISOCtxParam=US&ctx1g.c2att92=163&kcond65e.c2att101=64924&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=1902709852
I want to get a better graphic card on and due to low psu and low profile case, I found out that changing the case would be cheaper and easier. So here goes my question; will this mid tower case work with my pc? If not, is there any suggestions?

case: NZXT M59 Gaming Mid-tower case (US$49.99)

Also, Can you give me a suggestion with a PSU that is around 400-500W with reasonable price and efficiency?
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    This is the best case in that price range in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Any idea what graphics card you will upgrade to? Anything less than a HD5770 and this should work ( and is on sale for an amazing price! ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    Look for units from Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling or Seasonic and you will have a good quality PSU.
  2. Best answer selected by lkh0227.
  3. anort3 said:
    This is the best case in that price range in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Any idea what graphics card you will upgrade to? Anything less than a HD5770 and this should work ( and is on sale for an amazing price! ) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

    Look for units from Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling or Seasonic and you will have a good quality PSU.


    Thank you very much!... So I should buy the case and psu you suggested?
  4. Glad to help. :)

    If you know what graphics card you want please tell us and we can be sure that you get enough power for it.
  5. anort3 said:
    Glad to help. :)

    If you know what graphics card you want please tell us and we can be sure that you get enough power for it.


    Hmm thank you so much..:D.. For graphic card, I was thinking of Radeon HD 5xxx Series.. I am not sure though.. maybe HD 4xxx series would be nice too
  6. Ok the 5770 will need a little more than the 400w Corsair I linked you to. A 450w unit should be fine for a 5770. Anything less than that and 400w should be fine. A 5850 will need 550w. Stick to the brands I posted above and you will be fine.

    That case is great and comes with all the fans preinstalled. All are 3 speed and it is nearly silent on low yet still moves quite a bit of air. Just read the reviews.
  7. anort3 said:
    Ok the 5770 will need a little more than the 400w Corsair I linked you to. A 450w unit should be fine for a 5770. Anything less than that and 400w should be fine. A 5850 will need 550w. Stick to the brands I posted above and you will be fine.

    That case is great and comes with all the fans preinstalled. All are 3 speed and it is nearly silent on low yet still moves quite a bit of air. Just read the reviews.


    Wow.. THank you soooooooo much for the advice.. I think i'll get something lower than 5770.. Really.. I appreciate your help!!!
  8. Good luck. :hello:
  9. Are you sure? I thought the 5770 only need a 30 amp PSU.
  10. 4745454b said:
    Are you sure? I thought the 5770 only need a 30 amp PSU.

    Dicey. In planning my current mini-ITX build, it looks like you could actually use a 300W PSU with a HD5770, but only with a low-wattage CPU. With a 73W Core-i5 and a reasonable number of drives and fans, the PSU calculator shows 296 watts, which is cutting it pretty close; if he's using a 95W CPU and DDR2 I'd say no, but a 65W CPU and using the lower voltage (and thus lower wattage) DDR3, probably.
    Just make sure it's a high quality PSU like Antec, Corsair, or Seasonic.
  11. 4745454b said:
    Are you sure? I thought the 5770 only need a 30 amp PSU.



    It may. I did not pay attention to the amps specifically but the Ati page recommends 450 watts. So while that Corsair 400w model probably would work I see no reason to possibly underpower a system.

    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5770/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5770-system-requirements.aspx
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