Solved Budget Graphics Work Station Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: April 14, 2011 12:03 AM in Systems Share jimted April 6, 2011 1:22:17 AM Hi, I'm looking to build a budget workstation, so far I have: Super Micro X5DAL-TG2 Mobo WildCat 7210 Graphics Card (The card is for the AGP Pro slot, it is very very long 13.5 Inches) 2GB Kingston Ram (room for more) XEON 3.0 Ghz x 2. My questions is what case will fit this card, and what should I be looking for in a PSU, I know it needs an 8pin, and suggests a minimum of 400w. A second requirement is that it is quiet as possible. I've been looking at the Antec NSK with included PSU, but cannot find details on the PSU it comes with. Don't think I can stretch to the p193, although it does look good a bit pricey. Any tips on quieting the fan noise appreciated. More about : budget graphics work station Best solution CopaMundial a b B Homebuilt system April 6, 2011 3:20:18 AM Wow, an AGP8x card taht's 13.5 inches long... talk about a compatibility headache. P183 would fit that card, but it's about $160 so you might not want to go that high. Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Maximum video card size: 16"/406mm (Note: some video cards may require removal of the adjacent hard drive cage) $99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I know Lian Li and NZXT have cases to fit that as well, but I'm not sure which ones and I couldn't find one less than $99 at any rate. I'd recommend this power supply for the budget builder in your power range. CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply $25 (after mail in rebate) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... jimted April 7, 2011 1:20:43 AM Yes it is a challenge. Thank you for your advise. The 900 will work for me, but not a fan of the LED's and side window, though I can't afford to be choosy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimted April 14, 2011 12:03:42 AM Best answer selected by Jimted. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[Properly Laidout Help Request] Animation/ Graphics Station First Time ForumWanted: Your Advice for New "3D Work Station " ForumSolidworks Work Station Forum3d work station ForumNew Work Station Help and Suggestions Please? Forum*How To Ask For New Build Advice* ForumCure cancer w/ F@H. ForumDell XPS 8500 CAD Station Graphics Options ForumBudget render station for architectural visualization ForumLaptop docking station with external graphics -exists? ForumNew Build Review for Work Station / Office Computer ForumNew Build Advice: Avid / ProTools PC Editing station - $3000 ForumCAD station ForumUSB Graphics Tablet won't work via docking station ForumLaptop with docking station or Desktop ForumWork Station /Gaming Build ForumBasic work station 700 CND ForumDat build... Forum$700 budget gaming build help (i5) ForumAnother question on psu to graphics card More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !