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What's the best budget Case/PSU combo for OCing?

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July 25, 2004 4:44:55 AM

Hi. I'm currently working on building my first computer, and since I'm on a mean budget, I can only afford some $50 or $60 to put on a case/PSU combo. It'll be an Athlon Mobile XP system (35w 2400+) with an SLK 900a and a 92mm Tornado for starters.

What's the best case for overclocking (good airflow, PSU, etc.) for that price range? Looks don't matter at all to me. Just performance. Here are a couple I've been considering at Newegg because of their very positive customer reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

and

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?descripti...

I greatly appreciate any and all help and recommendations! Thank you.

:) 



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Emachine T1090 - 900Mhz Celeron - R9200 SE PCI - 20 Gig Hdd - 384 slow RAM - yeah, I think it's time for a hardcore upgrade.
July 25, 2004 10:55:02 PM

For a cheap case with a temp sensor you can put anywhere and a side fan, it's hard to beat this <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">one!</A> It has the same PS specs as the Rosewill. :smile:

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July 26, 2004 5:49:05 PM

Offhand, I would say the x-dreamer, only because I have a friend who bought it, and it runs decently well for him. Also, it can have 6 fans, that's some serious cooling potential. Just remember, that's a no-name psu, so it probably won't really support up to its stated capacity, not a prob for my friend as he runs 1 hd, 1 optical drive, and his mobo has integrated audio/video

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