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December 3, 2011 9:10:30 PM

I'm going to build a good gaming rig using the PC TU200 case. I want to go i5-2500 and use an H60 attached to the 140mm front fan to cool it, and a good graphics card to top it up. I'll get rid of the drive cage as i just need an SSD.

i was wondering if there was a good compact modular PSU around and also if you guys thought this could be done without turning it into a hot box.


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December 3, 2011 10:04:14 PM

A really good overview of building with this case is over here He uses a corsair HX520 to fit.

If I'm not mistaken the H60 is 120mm fan so you might have to rig something up for 140mm fan mount.

I think it'll be a very hot box depending on the GPU and PSU, but it should be doable.
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December 3, 2011 10:27:48 PM

What graphics card will you be using?
Here is what EVGA recommends for their graphics cards:

GTX550ti needs 400w with 24a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX560 needs 450w with 24a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX560Ti needs 500w with 30a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX570 needs 550w with 38a on the 12v rails plus two 6-pin PCI-E power leads.

GTX580 needs 600w with 42a on the 12v rails plus one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E power lead.

GTX590 needs 700w with 50a on the 12v rails plus two 8-pin PCI-E power leads or 4 6-pin power leads.

The case can take any of those. Assuming you use a GTX580 nd budget is not a big problem, I would go with a Seasonic X Series X650 It is gold certified. I have the X750, and the fan hardly turns.

I really like the concept if a itx gaming build. Why don't you use a 2500K? The cost is marginally higher, and it is an easy oc to 4.0+

Also, I don't like having a radiator for your liquid cooler blocking the 140mm intake fan. A nonoverclocked 2500 really does not need much cooling. It is the graphics card that needs the airflow. I suggest a low profile downdraft cooler. The scythe big shirulen will fit, but there may be some other good ones: