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    Budget Case

    Hi all wonder if i could ask some advise, i'm looking at building a budget rig using the following componants, MB-MSI K7N2 Delta2-LSR- nForce 2, ATX, DDDR400, 10/100 Lan, USB 2.0, 6Ch Audio, IDE, SATA Raid, cpu is a Athlon 2000xp and the cooler is an Akasa AK-827 Socket A up to XP3400+, 24.26 dB(A) Ultra Quiet. The rest of the componants are, HD-Seagate ST380011A Barracuda 80GB 7200RPM ATA/100 2MB Cache, Graphics card Gainward Fx Powerpack! Pro/660 AGPx 8 TV-DVI Fx5200 128MB, Ram- Crucial 512mb DDR 333MHz PC2700 Memory Module, and DvD Rom is a, Lite-On SOHD-16P9S 16x48x DVD-ROM Internal IDE (Black), and a floppy drive from an old system (dont know name of drive), and cd writer. The case i want to use is this one from E-Buyer http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=87439. Has anyone used one of thease Cases and if so what did you think of them ??, also do you think the power surply will be ok for the above system componants as its not a very demanding spec and the rig will be used more as a backup machine. I only envisage it being used for web browsing and the odd game such as Medal of honour and call of duty, there are only 3 reviews on the e-buyer site about the case so any advise would be most appreciated as this will only be my 3rd build and i'm on a tight budget, cheers all and thanks in advance.

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    Id avoid ebyyer extra value stuff cause its pretty poor quality as a general rule. I must admit tho the reviews on there answer most of the question i would normally ask, ie air flow, sharp edges etc so maybe they have improved now.
    The psu should be OK if it can keep up to the levels it needs if not bang

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    On ebuyer
    Antec SLK3000B Black £29
    Hiper 350W Single Fan low noise PSU £23.45

    More expensive but worth it. A nice case and a reasonable brand name PSU. Should be fairly quiet too.

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    • schmunk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit NF7-S v2.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD Athlon-M 2500+
      • Memory:
      • 1GB of Corsair BH-5 and 512MB of something else
      • Storage:
      • 160GB Seagate Barracuda
      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
      • Hiper Type-M ~400W
      • Case:
      • Antec cheapy
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    Absolutely do not use the PSU that comes with the case. It probably won't even have the connectors your new stuff needs!

    Case looks a bit small to me and with only 1x80mm fan suggests that it will run rather warm. No removable mobo base, not screwless design, can't even see the internals. Maybe it's a non-standard fit for a PSU.

    Caveat Emptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    On ebuyer
    Antec SLK3000B Black £29
    Hiper 350W Single Fan low noise PSU £23.45

    More expensive but worth it. A nice case and a reasonable brand name PSU. Should be fairly quiet too.

    A much better choice... I have this case.. very easy to work with and quiet with 120mm fans.
    'All days should be weekends...i'd never complain then'

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    Used the antec before, its a great little case. Only problem for some is the lack of a removable motherboard tray. Otherwise quite useful. The one I had came with an Antec Powersupply, good enough for general use, though if you want to overclock it's probably best to replace it.

    As with the anti-ebuyer comments I totally agree, if anything goes wrong their customer service is awful.

    Hope this Helps

    Dave

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