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    need a case & psu?

    i want to get a case and psu before i get a new system (mobo,cpu...)

    bugdet: £135
    i was think
    *Antec PlusView 1000AMG (£60)
    *Enermax EG465AX-VE (£66)
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    *Coolermaster ATC 201B
    *crappy psu

    what would you buy?

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    Not the option with the crappy PSU. I've seen SO many problems with computers that result due to crappy PSU's. Mine is crappy and fall's over with too many compnents inside, and I haven't even got a decent CPU or GPU to power!

    How about the Antec Sonata? Looks stunning, comes with a very good PSU, is very quiet and is only about £80, leaving you plenty for something else.

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    I agree (as is increasingly the case ) with BigAl.....

    Id rather have a crappy case and a beast of a PSU
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    • serlex's system
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    well i said crappy, because the case is too expensive. and i want to get it.

    need more...

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    • serlex's system
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      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake 480W
      • Case:
      • Plastic
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Flatron LG
      • Internet:
      • 8MB..but BT so 512kps
    i might be getting this antec plusview with 450W psu

    is there a better case for £65

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    Lian Li PC-60 £79.31


    Enermax EG465AX-VE £68.74

    Total : £148.05

    Bit over budget but that would be my choice.

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    another vote for the Sonata, absolutely amazing case. Built 2 systems around it now, just stunning. Though be sure to get a second 120 mm case fan

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      • PSU:
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      • Case:
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      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Flatron LG
      • Internet:
      • 8MB..but BT so 512kps
    sorry, i changed my mind, antec is too popular and lian-Li looks boring

    any more recommendations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Al
    Not the option with the crappy PSU. I've seen SO many problems with computers that result due to crappy PSU's. Mine is crappy and fall's over with too many compnents inside, and I haven't even got a decent CPU or GPU to power!

    How about the Antec Sonata? Looks stunning, comes with a very good PSU, is very quiet and is only about £80, leaving you plenty for something else.
    Sonata is very high quality and excellent airflow, providing you add an additional 120mm fan - so you are still looking at sub £100 for PSU (430W-quiet), case and additional fan.

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    Get the coolermaster and the crappy PSU. In my limited and humble experience, problems with power supplies are few and far between and the CM is a great case. You could alway upgrade the power supply in a few months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    Get the coolermaster and the crappy PSU. In my limited and humble experience, problems with power supplies are few and far between and the CM is a great case. You could alway upgrade the power supply in a few months...
    skimping on PSU's almost always leads to:

    > poor overclocking
    > unstable PC
    > lost data
    > possible damage to other components

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    • serlex's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • 3.2 Pentium Dual Core
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 5300 1GB
      • Storage:
      • 80 IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Crapy 7900GT
      • PSU:
      • Thermaltake 480W
      • Case:
      • Plastic
      • Monitor(s):
      • 17" Flatron LG
      • Internet:
      • 8MB..but BT so 512kps
    i want/need a silver, its in black
    what about coolermaster centurion (silver) £50?

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    Serlex,

    check your PM's

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSheep
    skimping on PSU's almost always leads to:

    > poor overclocking
    > unstable PC
    > lost data
    > possible damage to other components

    So they say, but has it happened to you? Me either.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it can and does happen, but not so much as to pass up the opportunity of a CM

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    So they say, but has it happened to you? Me either.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it can and does happen, but not so much as to pass up the opportunity of a CM
    Yes, it's happened to me. I currently have a crappy PSU (I can't afford shiny new flashy stuff like everyone else on here) and my PC is crappy too, but even with the lack of processing power and GPU power it still randomly crashes... I've narrowed it down to the PSU being at fault too, which I will confirm once I replace it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    So they say, but has it happened to you? Me either.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it can and does happen, but not so much as to pass up the opportunity of a CM
    yes ... that's why I'm saying it - I wouldn't just be guessing

    2 x b0rk3d HDD's
    system instability - reboots when overclocking
    system instability - system locking up for no good reason
    overclocking performance - didn't like upping vcore much
    system instability - big fluctuations on the 12v rail, especially when playing games = more crashes

    None of these have ever happened since I started using decent PSU's (enermax and antec).

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