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October 21, 2010 12:02:13 AM

I am building my first computer ever. So far, I have decided on the CM Haf 922. Its only $90 on newegg and it looks great. Can anyone recommend a case for 110 and less that they think is Spectacular looking and also is just an overall nice case? thanks guys.. Also, is this a good case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .. I also want to connect around 5 or 6 fans to my PSU and Im only running 1 5770 or 5850. what wattage for a PSU would be good? I will be gaming, not super hardcore though.. Also, Should I get a PSU with more than 1 12v rail?

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October 21, 2010 12:17:25 AM

Looks are a matter of personal taste. Newegg has an antec 620w ps for only $49.99 with email promo code that may expire today. You have to be registered with newegg for the code to work. This ps has 48 amps on the 12v rail, enough for moderate gaming.
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October 21, 2010 12:20:53 AM

what do the amps mean on the power supply? Say I wanted to play a game for 8 hours a day, what would I need in a PSU
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October 21, 2010 1:39:47 AM

Amps determine the load capability of the ps. Everything you have in the case (hardrives, optical drives, video card, etc) require a certain number of amps to run smoothly. Add them all up and you can estimate how much ps you need. The quality brands like antec, seasonic, corsair, enermax, etc measure their ps more accurately and don't make absurd claims about the wattage ratings. The cheaper brands use cheaper and lighter components that are more likely to fail when under load, as when you're gaming and the video and cpu start heating up.
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October 21, 2010 3:16:02 AM

mywifehas36DD said:
Not the flashiest case, but the Cooler Master 690II is a great case for the money. I got the Basic version and heres some pic of how clean it is.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv227/alpaugh78/0927102049.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv227/alpaugh78/0927102050.jpg

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv227/alpaugh78/0927102052.jpg

Advanced version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Basic version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The basic has less fans an a few other minor differences. Also it doesn't come with the windowed side panel...I bought it separate

^+1 i also have the same case and i'm impressed by the clean looks,build quality,and excellent design.
The CM690II doesn't have any major/minor flaws = great case/price
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October 21, 2010 6:44:29 AM

PSU 620 will work for you Corsair or Antec - For me for extreme use I will choose Antec PSU. The case is cool - CM Haf 922 mine is a CM sniper it is an old one.
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