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December 7, 2010 12:00:11 PM

Will the Case PSU Hold?

my setup:

Case: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP w/500W PSU

Graphics: XFX HD 5770 (my lil bro upgraded to a 5870 so i got this off him for $50 :pt1cable:  )

CPU: Athlon X3 445 might wind up getting the 450 instead

Mobo: ASRock M3A770DE

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1600

HD: SAMSUNG SATA 3.0 320GB 7200 RPM

Optical: ASUS Black DVD-RW


NOTES: as you can see im on a budget. im going to be slight gaming i think the most intesive game will be bf2:bc or w.o.w. the only thing i can see me self upgrading is ram. im not going to overclock or anything like that either.

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December 7, 2010 12:03:07 PM

Yeah as long as it is not a cheap crap unit it should hold fine.

I've seen much heavier systems on crappier and cheaper PSU's, so no worries there.

I would recommend a heavier PSU, but this should do the job just fine.
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December 7, 2010 12:09:15 PM

that psu is NOT good...

i came into possesion of a 500w raidmax (dont remeber model) a long time ago. i opened the cover to see if it looked worth keeping, and i kept it since it was silent and had ok build quality...

but later i put it in a computer, an dthe psu worked fine for a while. then i moved, and so the pc was just sitting around in the garage. so i go to plug it in, and it smells a little funny, but the pc boots. anyway, i shut it down, and later i go to turn it on it EXPLODES. smoke, sparks out the back, a nice BANG!

so even raidmax psus that look ok inside (even to somewhat of a power supply expert), can be built like junk...

so dont trust a raidmax.

i would recommend you to get one of the following
[will put them here in a second]
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a b ) Power supply
December 7, 2010 12:19:37 PM

Ok normally I would say probably just bad luck, but now I gotta say probably worse than luck.

Yeah look at the list that shovenose proposed, and then look for another case without a PSU so that your cheaper off
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December 7, 2010 12:27:14 PM

shovenose said:
well between my experience, raidmax generally being crap, and the fact the psus in the following movie tured out to be raidmaxes...they should be avoided.
http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747

3 minutes well spent!!! :lol: 
Thanks for that!
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December 7, 2010 1:04:11 PM

:lol: 
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December 7, 2010 7:11:43 PM

shovenose said:
well between my experience, raidmax generally being crap, and the fact the psus in the following movie tured out to be raidmaxes...they should be avoided.
http://www.corsair.com/cinema/movie.aspx?id=622747


thanks for the list going with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168..., and here's a case i found http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but im open to suggestions.

btw AWSM video! can u imagine them @ 90%+ load? :lol: 
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December 8, 2010 5:44:47 AM

i have had a centurion 5. not very good cooling.
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December 8, 2010 5:01:11 PM

shovenose said:
i have had a centurion 5. not very good cooling.


what would you recommend?
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December 8, 2010 8:36:26 PM

Hey, Raidmax PSU's aren't that bad - as long as you derate them by about 30%. :)  That means treating a 500 watt Raidmax like it was a 350 watt PSU.

Inexpensive cases - Antec 300, any CoolerMaster case in your budget.
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December 9, 2010 8:20:49 AM

Best answer selected by _TRU_.
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