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Help me pick , case PSU and GPU please , ty

Last response: in Components
December 17, 2010 6:53:16 PM

Hello , i am planning on buying three things : a new case with a good airflow and fans , a new gpu {5770], and a new psu,

My specs right now:

intel core 2 quad q8200 2.3ghz
4 gb ddr2
Nvidia gt220 low profile fan
some relativly small case , link : { google images }
some shitty 250 watter
dvd drive
multi card reader
westernt digi, 1tb

And an mcp73 motherboard, relatively small motherboard with dual channed ddr2 support, and socket core 2 quad .

Now , can you guys advise me a case that will have nice airflow , is not ouragesly expensive, looks good and supports my mobo?

can you also give me some advise on a ""good 450 watt psu"" it would be greatly appriciated , thank you in advance .

More about : pick case psu gpu

a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2010 9:45:18 PM

Both of these are a good price with good airflow.

500w recommended for your card although 450 would do, best deals are these really.

All good, just whichever you like the look of best really, if it was me I'd go Antec 300 and Seasonic.

You could also go Antec 600 with side panel also -

Hope this helps.
a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2010 10:09:20 PM

I trust the guy above. Good brands, good quality parts. I have the 600W modxstream and love it. I also used to own the antec 300 with my radeon 4850 that exhausted back into the case. Very nice.
If you are into efficiency, this is a nice power supply. A good quality PSU should be able to handle your setup easily. You don't need a massive amount of wattage.

Measures on full load furmark and prime95 my overclocked Athlon IIx4 3.2GHz and slightly overclocked 4850 topped out at drawing ~ 220W from the wall. Take into account efficiency of the modxstream, which I believe is 86% at the most, the computer is only drawing 190W.
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a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2010 10:14:15 PM

Cheers Enzo.

I did think a lower powered psu would do but then looking at the prices it seemed the higher wattage was the way to go.

I also own the Mod700 and the Antec 300 and can't fault them in any way.
a b ) Power supply
December 17, 2010 10:32:26 PM

Yeah a good 500 watter is the way to go if you ever intend to upgrade that video card.