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    ADVICE ON THIS CASE AND PSU Ps!

    Hi I am looking to build a new pc, and as a good psu is needed i was hoping this combo might be OK! Also is this case easy to build from ..."ie plenty room to connect" as it will be my 1st build
    Any other components cases/psu's suggestions will be very much appreciated


    ULTRA XCONNECT 400W BLK UV PSU with ULTRA WIZARD CASE

    http://www.misco.co.uk/productinform...UV%20PANEL.htm

    Budget £500-£600
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    Lancool K62 Case

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    well if ur going A64 then u will need a 24 pin connector on ur psu, be atx2.2 compatable nd if ur going SLI will need those 2 pci-e connectors and that doesnt have any of it. the case doesnt look too bad, tbh ur look at 100 pound for psu and case minimum, im about to build my new pc with a tagan 2force 530w and a coolmaster centurion 530 this cost me 98 quid for those 2 and the centurion 530 is dam gd for 40-50 price range. I dont have as much experience as most of these guys in here so ill let them talk to u bout it but i wldnt order nefing till ur 100% of compatability

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    that case is SOOOO cheiftech...

    Im not a fan of ULTRA psus... were one of the worst rails Ive used since those generic ones off local shops..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    yup Ultra Xconnects don't have the best of reputations.

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    Never heard of ultra. Sounds like a very budget build.

    But thankfully you do not need 24pin for A64.

    What pins you need depend on the motherboard - mine needs 20pin for eg. and I have to use an annoying 24 to 20 pin converter.

    I would recommend the antec sonata which comes with a PSU, or getting something like a coolermaster 5 case and a low W but reputable make PSU.

    If you get a cheap board like the ASRock Dual Sata2, you will need a PSU that has a 20 pin connector.

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    The ultra psu performed badly in various tests. That psu is no good to you, it only has 16a on the +12V. Do not scrimp on the PSU

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    16A on the 12v rail is not enough imho.

    My personal thought on cases and psus are; a case will not blow your pc up costing you loads of cash and loss of data.

    If you have £60 to buy a case and psu then spend £45-50 on the psu and £10-15 on the case.

    yes the case will not be lian li quality so wear some thin gloves when installing if there are sharp edges and take a bit more time and care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iranu
    16A on the 12v rail is not enough imho.

    My personal thought on cases and psus are; a case will not blow your pc up costing you loads of cash and loss of data.

    If you have £60 to buy a case and psu then spend £45-50 on the psu and £10-15 on the case.

    yes the case will not be lian li quality so wear some thin gloves when installing if there are sharp edges and take a bit more time and care.
    Yes, 16A on the +12 rail is not even close to enough. A 400 watt PSU with only 16A on the 12v rail is rediculous. My 270watt SFF Enermax has 22A. My Shuttle has 34A. 16A is nuts.

    If you can get the OCZ Modstream 450 or 520 you should be styling.

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    Antec's Sonata II comes with a reasonable 450 watt PSU and is a nice case into the bargain...

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    Looks like a chieftech dragon rip-off. Tbh Id go for the "Real" CT Dragon.

    CoolerMaster ftw!!!

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    Oh Dear i purchased this with Misco as it was reduced from £67 to £58 and then to only £46! It has not arrived yet do you think i might be able to change case & PSU If not I will sell it on and in future listen to you guys! Too damn eager

    I have emailed and may be able to stop the order. And in future will post and this time wait until i get a reply b4 i order So back to square 1 again
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    I contact them as soon as possible - just advise them that you purchased the wrong product and want to cancel. I checked the terms and conditions arising for returns and they say:

    If the Regulations apply, Customers may cancel goods purchased from Systemax by sending a written notice of cancellation by post or hand delivery addressed to Customer Services at Misco, Darby Close, Park Farm South, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 6GS or by fax to 0870 720 8623 or by e-mail to custservice@misco.co.uk
    The notice of cancellation must be delivered within 7 working days of the day after date of delivery of the goods.
    The Customer will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods if he or she exercises this right of cancellation under the Regulations. If the Customer does not actually return the goods to Systemax, the Customer is under a duty to make the goods available for collection at the Customer's expense from the address to which they were delivered.

    Like the posts above say, best to spend more on the PSU, so you would be better off cancelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabgeek
    Oh Dear i purchased this with Misco as it was reduced from £67 to £58 and then to only £46! It has not arrived yet do you think i might be able to change case & PSU If not I will sell it on and in future listen to you guys! Too damn eager
    Check out the Distance Selling Act & your right to return.

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    Hi Guys i have emailed Misco at sales@misco & custservice@misco.co.uk as johnny posted and i tried to phone but sadly there now closed. I dont ming coping the P&P but i dont really want to pay for the Returned carraige as i may as well sell it on ebay! Cheers!
    Now to start again and in future will post and this time wait until i get a reply b4 i order So back to square 1 again!

    The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (Summary)

    Information for businesses on selling goods or services to consumers by mail order, on the internet, by telephone, fax or by digital television

    New regulations for business to consumer distance selling

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    Guys, be careful about hyping on the Amps for the 12v line - the A on a single rail line (like the SFF supplies mentioned above) will be more than if you have a dual rail. 16A on one of a dual rail lines isn't so bad (but I don't know if that supply has dual rails - it doesn't say it does).

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    So is this PSU really that bad? I mean whats the chances of it failing? Remember i do not OC!
    By the way No contact from Misco

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