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October 12, 2012 10:38:55 AM

Hi all!

Please suggest a case & PSU for this config;
Longevity and efficiency are important for both parts.


CPU;
Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard;
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card:
MSI GeForce GTX660 2GB GDDR5 (OC) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 low profile http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm 64Mb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD:
LG Blu-ray Disc Rewriter ( LG BH10LS38 ) http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-BH10LS38-AUAR-Internal-BD-RW...


I might add an SSD in the future.
I don't plan to overclock, but maybe I will use SLI in the future.

For the PSU I was advised to get;
FSP Raider 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
What are your thoughts about it? Will it be enough to handle the current config and any other future upgrades, like SLI or a new graphics card, or even a few additions?


For the case I was looking at the
Sharkoon T28
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-T28-ATX-Midi-Tower/dp/...
but, many users says it isn't reliable, certain parts bend easily, does not cool well and it's loud.
My current PC puts out 45 dB under slight load, so the total for the new build should not be really higher.
The case should have: USB 3.0 and audio ports on front I/O panel, place for SSD, cable management, should cool well (with factory pre-installed fans) and should be reasonably quiet. Also, it should be able to contain any future upgrades (like a longer graphics card for example).

Price range
PSU: 100$
Case: 90$
(or any combination of the two for the total)

Thanks a lot in advance!

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a b ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 11:06:43 AM

1: change to a i5 3470 if you are not overclocking. no performance difference and you save money
2:the extreme4 is useless to you if you are not going to do SLi or overclock
3:get a 7870. performs better and a is overall better buy
4:get a SSD now rather than later. it is much harder to add a SSD to a HDD system than to add HDD to a SSD system
5:get a better case like a antec 302 or a fractal core 3000
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October 12, 2012 11:31:31 AM

im no where pro at pc component,

but from what i heard the storm enforcer and the nxzt phantom 410 is a good buy,
a c 121 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 11:47:56 AM

Reviews I've read on models in FSP's new Raider line of PSUs (Anandtech and ???) were very good, in particular finding very high efficiency at low loads (where your PC will actually spend much of its time). Otherwise I agree with TheBigTroll except I'm curious as to why he linked to a UK site when you specified a budget in dollars...
I've been happy with every Rosewill case I ever bought (something like the Challenger-U3 would fit your needs), and they typically come with more fans than their nearest competition, but none I bought had noise-dampening materials. Their fans weren't loud at all, but if you really want quiet, a Fractal Design R4 will likely do it for you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . I have the Fractal Design Define Mini (a micro-ATX case; too small for your mobo) and it has a lot of good features. One anomaly though is no HDD activity LED, but I don't know if that's true of the others.
Otherwise, I think you'd like the Rosewill Challenger-U3.
October 12, 2012 8:13:28 PM

Thank you for the thoughts everyone!

I would greatly appreciate it, if you could list more case recommendations.
(I will buy the config at a local shop and I'm "restricted" to only those products which they sell.
Sorry, but there are no XFX psu's or Rosewill cases. :( 
Would it be against the forum rules to post a foreign language site through google translate so you could check the available cases?)

ceee9 - those cases are too expensive, especially the phantom
I really can't spend much more than 90$ for the case.
a c 121 ) Power supply
October 12, 2012 8:30:06 PM

No, it is not against the rules to post foreign sites.
Other case brands I like are Antec, Lian Li (may be priced too high), Fractal Design, and Corsair. I do not buy nor recommend CM anything, no matter how good, because the company has been found to be dishonest in competent technical reviews (i.e. they tell bald-faced lies about some of their products; yes, I have links).
Any PSU built by Seasonic will be good quality. Antec, Corsair, FSP, and Enermax/LEPA are also good. If you buy something that is 80+ certified, you can be confident that it was able to output its full labeled rating (although in a 23C room), so it probably isn't junk; anything NOT 80+ certified probably would not survive that test. The Antec VP-450 is a notable exception, that is not certified only because it lacks active PFC, as it is otherwise efficient enough for 80+.
October 12, 2012 10:25:33 PM

Alright, here is the site then;
http://ipon.hu/webshop/group/aerocool/700/
(I didn't put it into google translate, since it did not want to load then.)
You can find the different case brands on the left side if you scroll down, under the "HÁZ" sub-section, starting with Aerocool, Akyga, Antec, Antler, etc. ...

jtt283 - You mean Coolermaster? Ok, I won't take them into consideration then.

As for the PSU, I think I will stay with the FSP Raider 650W. :) 
a c 121 ) Power supply
October 13, 2012 12:35:21 AM

Although I'm not a big fan of the internal layout of the Antec NSK cases, I have found them all to be well-made. They seem to have a wide selection of Antec's cases, so hopefully you will find one you like. If not, they have some Fractal Design cases as well, and the one I've got is very well-made, and very quiet.
October 13, 2012 10:51:11 AM

mrdirr said:
Thank you for the thoughts everyone!


ceee9 - those cases are too expensive, especially the phantom
I really can't spend much more than 90$ for the case.

Oh okay, because i can get those 2 around the price maybe by adding 10-25$

Cheers, goodluck with ur buy
!