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    New cheap case and psu for p4 rebuild!

    Right guys I have aquired an msi atx mobo with a p4 processor and 512mb (PC 4200 i think) ram, dvd rw, an old nvidia agp gfx card and a couple of hard drives so not to shabby for xp or even vista with a RAM upgrade. I am going to use the componenets to build a computer for my nephue who is 8 (so not to shabby thinking back to what I had when I was 11! P1 133mhz any one?! ) So anyway all I need is a cheap case and a psu which looks half decent. I found this on scan and like the look. What do you guys think?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=174644

    Let me know! Any suggestions?

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    I have that case its ok , has lots of space but my case makes vibration sounds coming from the psu and cd drive.

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    • Dreaming's system
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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...pandora_case/4

    Just came out, about the same price but doesn't come with a PSU. But looks very nice.

    If I was buying a case today it would be the antec solo or whatever the latest version is. P180 is just too heavy. I think the solo is a bit cheaper too. But not terribly cheap unfortunately.

    What about this: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114046

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    Well my boss has got this one which is simillar to the one you posted dreaming and he sware by it buying quiet and pretty good:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=509820

    However I really like the look of the asus one. How long have you had yours mrt9888? So it is abit noisey around the psu huh?

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    I got the TA250 with that PSU, PSU died after a week of usage. POS...

    I've had the enermax pandora as well, a bit too plasticy and flimsy for me but it's an OK case.

    Get a PSU from ebuyer and use google checkout discount, or get a cheap FSP PSU from scan. Or just go with what the others have said and get one of the Antec cases that come with a half decent PSU, the build qualiy on them is pretty good, much better than the Asus or Enermax cases.
    Last edited by Sprite; 24-05-2007 at 04:30 PM.
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    I have used a few of these on cheap builds.
    Good for the price.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=274619

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    I bought mines late 2005, the psu died the second time I used it.

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    Wow OK so def should not get the asus then. I just really liked the look of the thing! That looks of for the price acctually redlight, hmmm this is a thinker!
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