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Trike

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I'm looking for a new case/psu that will be plenty of power, and keep it extremley cool. I don't want water or liquid nitrogen though. Any recommendations on a total package?

current system-
2800+ barton
a7n8x deluxe 2.0
2x 512MB corsair ddr400
2x seagate cheetah 73G ultra2 disks 10k rpm
geforce4 ti4600

the only thing that will change in the near future will be the disks.. i plan to replace them with 7200rpm serial ata drives

thanks :)
 

Tismedt

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If you insist on case and psu package I reccomend Antec. If you want to buy seperates I would go with chieftech case & sparkle/fortron psu. Same case pretty much and sparkle/fortron psu' give you the most for your money.
 

dustybyrd

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If you insist on case and psu package I reccomend Antec. If you want to buy seperates I would go with chieftech case & sparkle/fortron psu. Same case pretty much and sparkle/fortron psu' give you the most for your money.

i second that motion...

that's what i did...
 

Oklahoma Wolf

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I recommend my own case - Antec SLK3700AMB

Comes with a decent 350 SL Series PSU
 
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Silversinksam

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Whats your budget for a PSU like? If you want the best PSU click Here



I know your looking for a package deal, anyway For a quality case I'd go with the chieftech, Antec or a similiar clone , as my opinion is Aluminum cases are overrated.

This model is popular with Overclockers

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...g=7&manufactory=1502&DEPA=1&sortby=14&order=1
 

wannaoc

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Kingwin, both for the power supply and case. I use both and love the three windows on my case plus the matching 450w aluminum power supply fits great. It costs a bit more than a typical Antec but why have what everyone has. Just my two cents.
 

dustybyrd

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Trike

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I don't really have a budget in mind.. I just don't want to spend extra money if I don't need to :)

I can handle a case and PSU seperate and I really like what I've been reading about the chieftech cases so I will likely go with that. I mostly just didn't want to get into major mods. I like to keep it as simple as possible.

The current problem I am facing now is way too much heat. I cannot even put the case cover on or I run into 72C+. (the drives are so hot it's unbelievable) It's nuts. As I am sitting now, i have my processor running slightly overclocked at 170mhz x 12.5 and it's running at about 53C, with the cheap fan and ghetto cooling.

Thanks again for all this info, it is very helpful!
 
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Trike

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should I care the difference between a steel case and aluminum? I know they will differ weight wise, but is that it?
 

dustybyrd

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should I care the difference between a steel case and aluminum? I know they will differ weight wise, but is that it?


yeah also in price ;)

the nice thing about the 120mm fortron 350watt ps is that the fan sucks air from the case and ejects it out the back....providing a 120mm fan that removes hot air from the system...
 

penquissciguy

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Tismedt said:
If you insist on case and psu package I reccomend Antec. If you want to buy seperates I would go with chieftech case & sparkle/fortron psu. Same case pretty much and sparkle/fortron psu' give you the most for your money.

I also have to agree that the chieftec / sparkle route is a good one. My chieftec case is the easiest case to work in that I've ever owned. My 300W Sparkle has never let me down either. I have the same case that is pictured above and it has tons of room inside and cools very well.

Hope this helps.
 

El<(')>Maxi

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Trike said:
with the cheap fan and ghetto cooling.


600mm side fan? Heh, ya I've done that.

Seriously though, the aluminum case will run cooler than the steel case. I recommend a Lian LI. The PC-61 is nice in black. On the PSU I used to believe in Antec, but I just had a True380 die on me so I'm not so sure now. Less than a year old and not running anywhere near capacity.