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September 4, 2011 4:59:01 AM

Hello,

I am thinking of buying a new computer by the end of the month and had questions regarding my choice of psu and case.

Chosen PSU = CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chosen Case = Antec three hundred illusion - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My rest of the build is as follows:

Motherboard = ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155
Processor = Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
CPU Cooler = Scythe Mugen 3
Ram = G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 CAS 8
Graphic card = MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1
Hard drive = SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
Monitor = ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Black 24"
Optical Drive = Lite-On iHAS124

Usage:
Gaming - max settings at 1980x1080 for latest games and mmos.
Development - Java, Web, C++ and android.
Game Dev - Unity 3d, UDK, some Maya

So my questions are;

For PSU
1. Is my PSU enough for this entire setup? (I tried to look for the PSU listings in the sticky but the database links don't work :(  )
2. This is the new version of Corsair enthusiast TX 650 (which won the recommended buy for 2011 from toms). has anyone used the new version? Is it still that good?

For Case:
1. Is it better to get the three hundred plain and add custom fans rather than illusion?

Also if you have any other advice/suggestions/personal experiences to share regarding the products do let me know :) 

Thanks,
a c 710 ) Power supply
September 4, 2011 5:20:40 AM

1 Yes!
2 It is still considered good.

1 No unless you don't like the blue.
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a b ) Power supply
September 4, 2011 5:36:07 AM

1 & 2. As rolli said, yes, it is an exceptional unit of high quality build (seasonic iirc). It is an update to the older TX units built by CWT with higher efficiency, quality, and stability. You'll encounter no problems with it with any single or dual gpu card out in the market today.

#1. The Illusion comes with 4 x 120mm Antec Tri cool fans which goes for $10-15 a pop. If you don't like the LED then just snip the led power line for the fans.

P.S. I got my antec 300 i got for $55 and it's an excellent case for its price and the illusion will be more so.
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a c 87 ) Power supply
September 4, 2011 3:19:29 PM

Actually the original 650TX was built by Seasonic as well. The new one is, for the most part, better than the old one.
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