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October 9, 2012 8:05:10 PM

Hi, I'm getting parts for my first build and I'm having trouble choosing a case and PSU and could use your help.

I have two cases in mind:

Corsair carbide 400r - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-4...

NZXT Phantom 410 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-phantom-410-black-p...

What do you think of these?

And the PSU I have in mind is this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-antec-truepower...

Please give me your opinion on these.

I would like to spend £160-£180 for both so if you have any other suggestions please keep them in that price range.

Thanks in advance.

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October 9, 2012 8:09:14 PM

Case is very much down to taste (as long as its well featured) personally I dislike both above but if pressed I would take the corsair as I find the NZXT so repulsive even if it cost £2.50 and came with a free stripper I would struggle to choose it.

Your PSU is fine but what is the spec of the rig it powers? Cant really comment alot or suggest anything not knowing that
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October 9, 2012 8:33:04 PM

Either case is fine. I quite like the Corsair Carbides, although prefer the 500R. The Power Supply is fine, but a slightly "oddball" size. In terms of up to date graphics cards, it's too much for one card, and probably not enough for two. If you let us know a bit more about the rest of the system, we could advise better.
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Anonymous
October 9, 2012 9:05:15 PM

Ok here is my build so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jQHw

I chose that size PSU as the graphics card is minimum 550w so i thought I'd play it safe.
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October 9, 2012 10:59:29 PM

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Ok here is my build so far: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jQHw

I chose that size PSU as the graphics card is minimum 550w so i thought I'd play it safe.

550w would actually be plenty. having said that, there are no better modular options, on Partpicker, in the 550-600w range, so you may as well stick with your choice. One thing which may be worth changing; I would much prefer Samsung 830, or Crucial M4, for SSD. For the sake of a fiver, might be worth changing.
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