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January 9, 2013 5:53:30 PM

Build so far:

Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Zotac GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card

I need a PSU and case for less than $100

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January 10, 2013 5:51:03 PM

To avoid bottle necking of your Zotac GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card i would suggest you at least a 500w PSU which will allow you to use SLI in future

The next thing is Cabinet
Cooler master is a well known brand which produces quality cases with giant space

Take a look at this links ......You might have to shed slightly more then 100$
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January 10, 2013 6:09:37 PM

There is never going to be any reason to SLI a 650 - the Corsair CX430 will be enough for what he had now, and would be enough to upgrade to a slightly better card like a 7850 or 660 as well. The CX 500 linked above at $30 is a good deal though. I like the NZXT Source 210/Source 210 Elite for cheap builds but it seems to be a little more expensive than usual right now. $50 at amazon but I've gotten the elite for a little under $30 after rebate before. I've actually got two of them, one housing a i7-3770k/Biostar TZ77A/4x8gb G-Skill/2x3TB Seagate Barracuda that I use as a Linux KVM Server and another with an A10-5800k/Gigabye F2A75M-D3H/2x4gb Samsung 1.35v/XFX 7850 1gb.
Obviously not as good as the Corsair 500R I have on another system but pretty good for the money - room for cable management, good thermals, space for a lot of 120mm fans.
January 10, 2013 6:16:21 PM

johnsonjohnson said:
Hi. Here's a PSU that more than meets your needs for as little as $20 after rebate:

Corsair CX430

The case is a matter of personal taste. I suggest looking at cases from Antec, Cooler Master, Corsair, Fractal Design, NZXT for starter.

Do this. The cx430 is plenty for this system.