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Switch your PSU.. I reccomend Corsair or PC Power&Cooling... However I dont know how good or bad Rosewill is so.. meh

You can get a case a little better than that XClio... the massive side fan is a joke
Yea, I realize the psu isn't ideal, but I just have this thing about buying things that I already have. Like I said I've read a few favorable reviews for that particular rosewill and while I'm sure I'll upgrade to a better one in the future, I just don't see it as a priority. Maybe someone will change my mind.

As for the case, I just really liked the look and I don't wanna spend too much over $100 for a case.
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Consider this your PSU is almost like the base for your system. If it cannot supply enough power on each rail, or general has issues keeping a constant power supply( all power supplies fluxuate) then you can potentialy damage your gear at worst, get BSOD'S when your system get under load, or just plain not have enough juice. It is always a good idea to get a very good PSU when building a high end system. Just my 2 cents.
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Also check out the learning center at NewEgg. For example, when you go to the Power Supplies area, you see this at the bottom:

Power Supply

Click Here for more information on Power Supplies in our Learning Center

The PSU (a.k.a. power supply unit) is virtually the heart of the computer. It is a vitally important part that delivers power to components that comprise the computer system. A high-quality power supply can make the difference between a perfect machine and an unreliable one. Getting to know the importance of the power supply is just the first step, and getting the right PSU for your system means looking beyond just enormous power output.

When I first read this, I got excited about PSU's. I gathered the following analogy from it: the PSU is the heart. The rest of the rig is the body.
post #14 of 18
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After reading and rereading several reviews, the posts in this thread, and others, I think I'm gonna go ahead and spring for a different psu. I told myself I was gonna keep the cost below $1500 so in order to appease my obsessive nature I opted for a different case as well. With rebates the grand total is $1486.78 .

Here's the psu and the case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

What do you guys think?
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I defiently think you made a good decision about switching the PSU I would suggest a different case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152
I know it is little more dough but I know I personally would be happier with it.
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Actually, I'm still under 1500 even with that case. I'll definitely consider it.
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I have the Cooler Master 690, and I highly recommend it. I'll be posting pics of my super clean cable routing within the next several hours here. I'm absolutely amazed at what I was able to do with this case. I didn't think I could make the inside look so clean with the way I routed those cables! It rivals sladesurfer's! I'm so in love with it!

Here's a great price on it:

http://www.chiefvalue.com/Product-_-...00002476010060

It's $84.98 after shipping. It starts off at $84.99 and then there's $5.99 shipping. And right on that product page, there's a coupon code for $6.00 off the product bringing the total to $84.98 after shipping.

That's pretty good considering NewEgg sells it for $84.99 plus $21.76 for shipping bringing it to $106.75 after shipping!

Anyway, I highly recommend the CM 690. It is a great case for this price!!
post #18 of 18
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I really regret not buying one of those for $40 when I was at microcenter about a month ago .
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