CM Elite factory vs shop bought PSU

zwaig

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Hey guise
I am building a new computer to use as a retail shop counter PC and have narrowed my decision down to the following cases..

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=CHACLM13255
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=CHACLM0334

I also have considered getting http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=CHACLM0341 but unsure if I would need to replace the power supply or not.

Will probably contain m2n68-am + athlon II x2 +4gb ram +onboard gfx +~500gb hdd, would the factory 350W PSU be enough?
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=PSUCLM0400 <-- to replace 350W PSU if needed.

Also, if anyone can suggest something that dominates all the above, would be great to see, and I have a non-strict budget of ~$500 for case+inside parts.

Cheers and thanks for any future comments :D
Sam
 
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The Coolermaster Elite 341 which you mentioned is probably the best choice of the three micro-atx cases. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling are superior to the other two cases. According to your vendor's description the case fans are optional. You'll have to purchase three case fans. The Coolermaster 120mm, 1,200 rpm, 19dBA fans will do quite nicely for mainstream use:

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=FANCLM13144

Because the system is for a mainstream business application and you will be using onboard graphics you should be okay with the power supply that comes with the case. In addition you should be okay with the stock cpu heatsink and fan that comes with the cpu. It would be different if you were a hardcore gamer into serious...
The Coolermaster Elite 341 which you mentioned is probably the best choice of the three micro-atx cases. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling are superior to the other two cases. According to your vendor's description the case fans are optional. You'll have to purchase three case fans. The Coolermaster 120mm, 1,200 rpm, 19dBA fans will do quite nicely for mainstream use:

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=FANCLM13144

Because the system is for a mainstream business application and you will be using onboard graphics you should be okay with the power supply that comes with the case. In addition you should be okay with the stock cpu heatsink and fan that comes with the cpu. It would be different if you were a hardcore gamer into serious overclocking.
 
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