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Okay, so I just bought an AMD Phenom II x6 1055T, a GIGABYTE GA-880GM-UD2H motherboard, 4GB of RAM and a CPU cooler. Now I'm ticking off the other parts, that I need and of course, a PC case is still needed.

I'm looking for a stylish case, that's not too pricey. On quite a tight budget, maybe £30-50/$50-80. I don't know anything much about PC cases (what the good ones are etc) so I'd love suggestions.

Also, while I'm here, can anyone suggest a suitable PSU for me? I'm later buying a graphics card for gaming so I think it has to be like 600W+?, around the same budget as the PC case please.

I'd prefer UK (£) links if possible.

Thanks in advance, any help is greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 11
New Tx corsair line are quite afford able but aint out just yet. ]

Case. NZXT beta evo on Scan. Ive build one in that before and its good bang for buck.
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You could see if the HaF 912 is available for that price
    
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post #4 of 11
If you can stretch to £60 you can get the CoolerMaster CM690 II. Really good cheap case.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=7&subcat=29

Or for £50 there is the Antec 300. Another great cheap case and its on sale this week on OCUK.

Of the 2 my choice would be the Antec 300.
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post #5 of 11
CM690 II.

PSU: HX650W (enough for a GTX 580) will pretty much be enough for wdv gpu u are looking at, except for maybe 590/6990.
    
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post #6 of 11
You won't need a PSU over 600w but they don't make 600w models so the HX650 is a good shout.
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
You won't need a PSU over 600w but they don't make 600w models so the HX650 is a good shout.
So, for a GTX 560Ti or a HD 6950 (my two considerable graphics cards), I won't need anymore than a 600W PSU? I thought I'd need like 700W...
post #8 of 11
if u want a very well built case for between $50-$80 go for the bitfenix shinobi very stylish and very nice case if you want to see one go to my thread called simple case mod it shows the case
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I really like NZXT Source for a cheaper case that is really nice.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Awness View Post
So, for a GTX 560Ti or a HD 6950 (my two considerable graphics cards), I won't need anymore than a 600W PSU? I thought I'd need like 700W...
Only buy a bigger PSU if you plan on adding another card or upgrading your GPU in the near future. A 600w psu would be fine for those cards.
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2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
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Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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i7 4790K Asus Sabertooth  Gigabyte Windforce GTX970 16Gb Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Evo 120Gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB  Corsair H100i Windows 10 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell S2440L & Samsung SM-245B Razer Blackwidow TBD Corsair Air 240 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Mamba XXXL HyperX Asus Xonar D2 - Cambridge Audio Azur 640a - Mo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 M14xR2 nVidia GT 650m Alienware 
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Alienware Windows 7 64bit Alienware 14" 1600x900 Alienware M14x 
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