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Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:28 pm

I am building a Richland based system using a mATX board and looking for a cheap case and PSU. Suggestions would be welcome. Right now it will be a pretty basic system (just CPU, mobo, RAM, HDD and DVD). Requirement is that it should be able to accomodate a decent video card (say Radeon 7770 or 7850) later on if required. The budget needs to be as small as possible, upto say CAD 90-100 for Case + PSU. Is this possible? Looking at buying from NCIX Canada.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Mother of God- NCIX's site is awful. They'd have to actually try to make it worse. Have they seen Newegg's site in the last five years?!?

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I did attempt to look through, but I found exactly zero solutions that were mATX and had a decent (400W+) power supply from a reputable vendor. This Coolermaster with a 420W PSU for CA$59.34 pre-shipping looks decent, but it is ATX. It just happened to fall into NCIX's mATX listing due to claiming to support mATX in it's title.

Might have a closer look at ATX cases instead?
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:00 pm

I would say go cheap on the case (There is a Zalman Matx case for $30ar), so you can spend a little more on the PSU. Corsair 430w PSU has $20 rebate to make it $30 but I don't know if that will have enough juice for future video card.

Edit: I agree, that is one messed up website :evil:
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:01 pm

Coran Fixx wrote:I would say go cheap on the case (There is a Zalman Matx case for $30ar), so you can spend a little more on the PSU. Corsair 430w PSU has $20 rebate to make it $30 but I don't know if that will have enough juice for future video card.


If it says Corsair on the side and it has a pair of 6-pin PCIe connectors (or one 8-pin), it has enough juice.
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:30 pm

At Newegg:
CA$66 Rosewill RK363-M-BK w/ cheap PSU

At NCIX:
CA$25 nasty cheap MSI 6812, no PSU
CA$30 Antec VSK-3000, no PSU
CA$40 Fractal Design Core 1000, no PSU
CA$40 Silverstone PS08, white, no PSU
CA$45 -5MIR Silverstone PS08, black, no PSU
CA$50 CoolerMaster Elite 343, no PSU
CA$52¼ -10MIR CoolerMaster N200, no PSU

CA$50 -20MIR Corsair CX430M
CA$50 SeaSonic SS-400ET
CA$60 -20MIR Corsair CX500M
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:01 pm

Get a good 80 Plus PSU and a trash case. An quality PSU like one of those Corsairs will last many builds and save on electric bills, and can even help protect the system from power fluctuations. A case, on the other hand, is just a chunk of metal and plastic that holds your stuff. I'm still using one from the late 90s.
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks everyone! That CX500 PSU looks good and I will pick up one of the cheap cases recommended along with it.
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:14 am

NovusBogus wrote:Get a good 80 Plus PSU and a trash case. An quality PSU like one of those Corsairs will last many builds and save on electric bills, and can even help protect the system from power fluctuations. A case, on the other hand, is just a chunk of metal and plastic that holds your stuff. I'm still using one from the late 90s.


+1 I will add that too cheap of a case will not help with airflow, increasing fan noise and overheating componants. But a cheap PSU is more likey to damage componants under anything other-than-ideal power delivery or usage. PSU's are also one of the most common failures in a computer.
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Re: Suggest a budget case and PSU

Postposted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:54 am

codedivine wrote:Thanks everyone! That CX500 PSU looks good and I will pick up one of the cheap cases recommended along with it.


Grab something from Corsair or Fractal Design, if you can. Both make excellent inexpensive cases that work out of the box for moderate setups and are generally sharp looking and easy to work around.
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