advise PSU around 500watts

allinthemind

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Hi Guys,
I am trying to a build my 2nd PC. Like some advice about the PSU. Like to invest a little bit but not too much in PSU. One that would be finr for a couple of upgrades. Would 500 watts PSU would be enough?
Any recomendations. I have been looking at these ones. Any other good PSUs?
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-153-015&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-910&depa=0


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-922&depa=0
Can anyone tell me if the front panel is worth the money? Does it allow me to monitor the temperatures of the CPU,HD etc
Any recommendations for a case? ThermalTake Tsunami is it good? I am looking for a good case but would like it to look cool too
thanks for your time guys
 

folken

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Go with the second power supply on your list. The Antec True550 is a very mean power supply. The "true control" feature of the third one allows you to adjust the PSU's voltage rails on the fly. That is good for hardcore overclockers.

The thermaltake Tsunami looks like a fairly decent case. If that is what you have your heart set on go for it. You have to look at it all day so the case choice should be up to you :)

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mozzartusm

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The Tsunami looks good but is poorly built compared to other cases in the same price range. I have this case so I am speaking from experience. It is a good case, but it just has a few issues that keep it from being a great case. Its also way to hot IMO. The thermaltake Shark is the way to go. I have this case also and it excels in all categories. Looks good, has plenty of room, removable MOBO tray, HD rack is built well, The case is light enough but very solid, The door is not flimsy and doesnt have plastic hinges. Its an awesome case.

Folken knows his stuff about Antec PSU's. I did notice today on Newegg that they have the Theramltake 480W for $56.00 Thats a good deal on that PSU. Ive got one myself.

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