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September 23, 2012 4:12:46 PM

Hello. I am stuck between this set (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...) or this set ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... / http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) first set is more expensive, but I'm not sure if it worth it to buy over second set. I am going to put in a HD 5750 and Blaster X-fi titanium sound card. Thank you.

Specs (for now):

Model: Dell Inc. Studio 540
Operating System: Windows Vista
Processor: Intel(R) core(TM)2 quad CPU Q6600 @2.40GHz (4CPUs)
RAM: 8190MB
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 3600 series
Hard Drive: 623GB
Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0M017G ( http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/dell-0m017g-specs/ )
PSU: 350 Watt DC Power Supply

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September 23, 2012 4:38:37 PM

Definitely the second set.

Your entire rig won't even consume anywhere CLOSE to 750w, so in this case, the lower the wattage, the better. Plus, the Seasonic PSU listed there is VERY VERY high quality, built BY Seasonic! Not to mention it's 80+ GOLD efficiency.

One last thing -coughs- I absolutely hate how the HAF series looks like, so that's a turn off right then and there :lol: 

But in all honesty, you don't even need a 650w PSU, something like a 450w or 550w would suffice unless you're planning to add a beefier GPU in the future.

Antec Three Hundred Two Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430V2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They cost far less than both of those combo's you have selected and will be able to provide enough power to your rig even after your add-ons :) 

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September 23, 2012 5:02:32 PM

Thanks for the quick reply mocchan. Just got the seasonic for $99.99 ($50 off + $30 off promo today). Thanks a bunch.
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September 23, 2012 5:04:43 PM

Oh wow that's a wicked deal, very nice! :) 
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September 23, 2012 5:21:18 PM

Do you think getting the Antec Three Hundred case with the 2 usb 3.0 is worth the extra $20?
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September 23, 2012 5:35:12 PM

Since I personally use a lot of USB 3.0 flash drives, yes, it is worth it. It's nice not having to reach to the back of my case to plug in my USB 3.0 devices.

Just make sure your motherboard has a USB 3.0 header so you don't have to use a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 converter...(ultimately making that 3.0 port useless)
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September 23, 2012 5:47:22 PM

Thank you very much mocchan; helped me out a bunch.
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September 23, 2012 5:47:42 PM

Best answer selected by sandslasher4.
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September 23, 2012 5:48:38 PM

You're very welcome! :) 
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