DSMok1 wrote:Since the original post, I changed to this case--I'd like a relatively small one:DSMok1 wrote:$90 - Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply
Looks like a good case, not too big, good PSU.
Is that a good case/PSU for my objective?
Yea, I've built systems in that exact case for business clients before. Mind you they were not I5/I7 systems, they were AMD x3's but they do alright. Just know that the case is very cramped and sort of a pain to work in, but once its all together it does look decent and is ultra quiet. I know its says that its an ATX case, but the MicroATX boards I put in there were a serious pain, so I'd hate to think about putting a full ATX board in there. Also be warned that the area on top of that case where you put the optical drive is ultra cramped. Its where your excess cables are going to hang out in, making it difficult to plug in your optical drive. The whole feel of that case is cramped. At least the power supply in there is Antec and not some third world country brand, but its still only a 380, just a bit below my comfort zone but its a strong little supply.
If you can live with just a few more inches taller, Id seriously recommend you upgrade to the NZXT Elite 210, give it a look and that power supply.