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  1. #1
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    Mar 2006

    Budget case and PSU

    I am building a computer for my friend with a budget of $550. He needs everything except for CD drives. He wants an Intel 805 dual core and a decent video card. I'll provide him with a gig of ram. He wants to OC the cpu as much as possible. I need a cheap case that will be solid, and a PSU that is cheap, yet able to provide enoguh juice to provide a stable overclock of the 805 of maybe 3 ghz. They could be separate or come together, but they must be cheap because he still needs to buy a hd and a video card.

    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Member R4z0r4mu5 Pr|m3's Avatar
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    Oct 2002
    New York
    whats cheap?

    i think the Antec Sonata II is a great case/psu combo for ~$100

  3. #3
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    Mar 2006
    Cheap is as litle money as possible, yet still remaining usable and durable.

    I was thinknig of the Sonata II, but I was looking for something of close to the same quality is the PSU deparment, but not neccessarily of the smae quality in teh case. I don't want a flimsy case, but I am not too worried about its overall quality.

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    Member RIG RIDER's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    Roseburg, Oregon 97470
    As for the case I don't think I've seen any lower price than this:

    And for a power supply:
    Or One 12V rail:
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  5. #5

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    May 2006
    Somerville, MA
    Here's a budget case and PSU combo. The PSU is 350 watts but should be ample enough for most applications, especially budget.
    Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4
    AMD A10-7870K @ 4.7 GHz, 4.9 GHz Turbo
    MSI R9 380 4G @ 1125 MHz
    2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2400
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo push/pull

  6. #6
    i would get the svc case posted above, along with the PSU i have in my signature

    it's from newegg, fortron 300watt, 120mm fan, ONE 12v rail
    Sugo SFF cube case
    4850 45W
    4 gigs ddr2 800
    7200.11 500gig

  7. #7
    The 350W Antec with case for $25 after rebate. Fry's has it for that price for another 45 minutes.

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