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June 18, 2010 6:55:44 AM

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?LanguageISOCtxPara...
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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June 18, 2010 8:18:50 AM

This is the best case in that price range in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Look for units from Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling or Seasonic and you will have a good quality PSU.
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June 18, 2010 8:25:45 AM

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June 18, 2010 8:27:13 AM

anort3 said:
This is the best case in that price range in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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?
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June 18, 2010 8:29:12 AM

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.
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June 18, 2010 8:30:01 AM

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
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June 18, 2010 8:34:41 AM

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.
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June 18, 2010 8:36:53 AM

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!!!
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June 18, 2010 8:39:26 AM

Good luck. :hello: 
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June 18, 2010 11:40:54 AM

Are you sure? I thought the 5770 only need a 30 amp PSU.
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June 18, 2010 5:10:57 PM

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.
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June 18, 2010 5:46:05 PM

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-rad...
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