Phrozt

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I'm looking to get a PSU and case for a new comp.. wanted to get a 480 watt for possible use of the gf 6800. What would you recommend as a good PSU/case setup?? Looking for (in this order) reliability, prettiness, quiteness.

Right now I'm looking at the Aspire 500 watt see through PSU and the Tsunami case from thermaltake
 

Crashman

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Read my review of the Thermaltake XaserV 7000A at Sysopt, and take your pick of other 1.0mm steel cases as well. Then get a Fortron Source or Sparkle Power FSP-530 power supply.

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Crashman

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<A HREF="http://www.sysopt.com/reviews/ThermaltakeXaser7000A/index.html" target="_new">http://www.sysopt.com/reviews/ThermaltakeXaser7000A/index.html</A>

While I probably wouldn't buy this particular model, the review shows typical Thermaltake build quality. Also, there are other manufacturers offering similar quality and materials.

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I really like the TT dream cases but why not get one of their silent boost PSU? I got my 480 silent boot for like 50 bucks from newegg and its damn quiet.
 

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I went with a CoolerMaster Wave Master Case. It's beautiful to look at and easy to work in. The case was "used" and came with an Aspire 500w power supply. While I think this PSU is "alright" I'm not in love with all the cable clutter. I went out and got a new Antec 480w Neopower PSU with plugable powerlines. In other words, you only plug in what you need to make the machine run, no spare junk lying around. It's PCI-E ready and comes with SATA power connectors. Schweeet...
pricey but Schweeet.

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Would have to agree the Wavemaster is a good-looker. IMHO Coolermaster make the most attravtive cases hands-down. Beats the crap outta all those gimmicky crappy plastic case :p

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