Case Selection

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At the moment I am using a Raidmax <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-156-118&depa=0" target="_new"> Click Here </A> to see it.

Current comp specs are as follows.

MSI Neo2-P (Platinum Edition)
2.8ghz Prescott processor 800mhz FSB 1MB l2 yadda yadda
Twinx Corsair 2x256MB PC3200 Dual Channel DDR
SATA 80gig WD
Sony DVD-RW DRU540A
ATI 9500 non pro soft modded to 9700 275/270
Sound Blaster Audigy
I have in the back a 60MM powmax in the back as a outtake cause of the <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=35-186-102&depa=0" target="_new">Artic Cooling </A> HSF I put on the Prescott, with Artic Silver 5 Thermal Grease.

Now my question is I've been debating on getting a solid case that comes with a good PSU. I notice now that my comp under certian loads, I CAN hear my fans inside the case lower in RPM's. I haven't run into stability issues really, except my ram has to be ran by its defualt speeds, if I try to time the aggressivly in anyway, the comp won't boot, an my MSI board goes into its safe guard mode an resets it back to defualt. Thats only if I try like 2-2-2-5 or something. If I attempt to at 2.5-3-3-7 it boots into windoz, but crashs after a few seconds.

Now, I am waiting on my Radeon 9800pro to arrive as well as some dual channel kingston ddr 1GB PC3200. I am sort of feeling if I pop the power hungry Radeon 9800pro into my comp as of current PSU, its gonna have some issues.

Now, I've been checking newegg.com for some cases that would be sufficent for what I am preparing for. An since I am not very keen on the whole PSU thing, I need some damn help :smile: .

So, anyone have some recommendations for great PSU / Case combos? Looking to spend around $100 bucks.

*As a side note, I had bought my tower / PSU from a local computer shop called "Computer Discounts", on navaare road in oregon ohio. I paid 89.96 for the bloody thing, an a few months later a friend had told me about newegg.com...Soon to my dismay I see the same exact damn thing for 35 bucks. I was unbelievably pissed. /sigh.

BTWL this is a edit, forgot to mention my temp / voltage reading from CoreCenter...

Ambient temp - 76F - my case fans are temp controlled btw.
CPU temp - 67'C
Sys temp - 47'C
Vcore - 1.41v
3.3v - 3.50v bounces down to 3.47 or up to 3.52
+5v - 5.08c
+12 - 12.77v lowest highest has been 13.06v

Another concern is the fact that my system just gets a little too hot for my liking. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by hellcatjr on 10/01/04 02:38 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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Just looking for suggestions on a good case / psu ~

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Well, I've decided to not buy a new tower, but instead replace the PSU with a <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-171-001&depa=0" target="_new">Cooler Master Real Power 120mm fan 450W Power Supply With Active PFC, Model "RS-450-ACLY" -RETAIL </A>
, not to bad on price. Any Ideas, recommendations, comments please do leave.

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The PSU you chose is a good choice. Also good move to buy a seperate PSU, not many cases come with PSU that are as good as ones you can buy sperately.

That PSU has good ratings, also anything from Fortron, Sparkle would be good chioces. Right behind Fortron and Sparkle, I would put the other big brand names.



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