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so i've been waiting anxiously for payday (18th) so i could buy a new power supply and an 8800GT. it came to mind that i should take a look in my case to see just how much room i had to play with, only to find that i have about 9.5 inches between the gpu faceplate and my hard drive dock.

now i realize i should probably get a new, larger case.


so i need some suggestions for a case that my motherboard (cpuz says ELITEGROUP MCP61P) will fit in, along with an 8800 card, and always, room for future expansion.

something that comes with a psu would be fantastic, psu would also have to work fine with an 8800, so 450-500watt i imagine..


pricewise, im looking for anything under $200.00 CAD, the lower the better.


- Flatliner


p.s - preferably something in Canada, ie NCIX/tigerdirect/etc.
    
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post #2 of 8
Well, first of all I would not reccomend getting a case with a PSU bundled with it. The reason for this is that basically, they're usually crap and won't provide the adequite amperage to your system half the time for it to run under load.

You're going to want to spend a little more money buying a decent case and decent PSU if you want your PC to be running under a stable environment. Any ATX case will provide adequite space for your rig, preferably a Midi-Tower or above sizing.

As for PSU, anything 500W+ with decent specs. Something like a Corsair HX 520W.
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
hows this combo? are the 2 compatible? will there be sufficient room for an 8800GT? will my mobo work with this case/psu?

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post #4 of 8
If you like having a window get the Antec 900 or go with the Antec 300 if you don't mind the window missing. I got mine on purpose because the price difference and how cheap it was to mod my case for a window the way i wanted it to look.
    
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
hows this combo? are the 2 compatible? will there be sufficient room for an 8800GT? will my mobo work with this case/psu?

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PSU
The case is fine, it'll fit the card with ease
However I have no idea how good the BFG is. I can only recommend the Corsair ones as everyone knows they're very powerful and reliable.

You'll have a PSU for a while so it's best to invest a bit of cash in it in the first instance buying a good one such as a Corsair HX 520 or 620, or higher depending on your needs.
Edited by jNSK - 7/9/08 at 5:04pm
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post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
hows this combo? are the 2 compatible? will there be sufficient room for an 8800GT? will my mobo work with this case/psu?

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PSU
Those should be fine. My friend's rig is running on an 800 watt bfg psu and its still kicking
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post #7 of 8
Get a Nine Hundred, and if you really wanna kick some crazy airflow in, Twelve Hundred, both Antecs
 
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post #8 of 8
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thanks guys, i at least now have a rough idea of what im looking for. money shall be spent wisely .
    
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Windows 10 Pro x64 Apple 24" LED Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair CX550M 
CaseMouse
Rosewill SRM-01 Corsair M45 
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Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB Seagate Barracuda 3TB HP Blu-ray Corsair H55 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 Apple 24" LED Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair CX550M 
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Rosewill SRM-01 Corsair M45 
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