maditude wrote:I'm going to build a new gaming/working pc soon...
AMD Phenom II X4 955, 3.2 GHz, 125 Watts, not planning to overclock, using stock cpu cooler
ASUS M4A79XTD 790X motherboard
Radeon 5750 (not entirely sure about video card just yet, but currently leaning towards this)
WD Caviar Green 640GB 7200rpm
I was planning on getting the Antec Sonata III case, which comes with a 500 Watt power supply.
Someone else in the System Builders Anonymous forum suggested a different case, and a name-brand power supply.
Unfortunately, money is a factor, and I'm bumping into the upper range of what I want to spend. What's my best bet for a case/psu for around $150, but absolutely under $200? I'd like to minimize noise as much as I can.
Thanks in advance!
Gerbil Jedidiah wrote:The Antec Sonata III is a nice case with a nice PSU. I used this case to build my wife's computer, a Q9450 CPU with 9800GTX+ videocard a year or so ago. Runs like a champ. I also like the Ante 300 case if you're on a budget. This is a smoking deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129065
The 430Watt PSU will easily handle your build.
Also, any Case/PSU combo from this list with 430W or better PSU should be good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... rder=PRICE
I now see the Sonata III has free shipping, which makes it cheaper than the Antec 300... I vote Sonata III.
eric93se wrote:Here's two combos to consider:
Antec Three Hundred with Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W $150
Antec Two Hundred with Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W $140
Since you are not going to overclock, the 500W of the Sonata should be good enough. The guy in SBA just stated his personal opinion without looking at your build. The 5750 is not a power hog.maditude wrote:Someone else in the System Builders Anonymous forum suggested a different case, and a name-brand power supply.
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