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    Default what case I should take then

    If I consider the seasonic 500W, what case will be nice for it as the PC I will build

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    Default Re: what case I should take then

    This is the first time I've ever heard of somebody wanting to buy a case to match their power supply.

    Your question is more than a little broad. When it comes to enclosures, you need to consider your budget, airflow, what kind of physical appearance appeals to you, the space it has inside... the list can go on for some time. Some folks like a plain case with no external frills while others are looking for something that is designed to accommodate their water cooling setup. More information is needed for us to answer a question like this.
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    Default Re: what case I should take then

    What I would like to have is a silent case, not too expensive. Do not need a fancy looking. Just could be cool and silent for my PC( I plan to have X2 3800+ or 4200+ MSI K8N Neo4, 250G HD 6600GT or 6800GS) I don't do OC
    I was thinking SONATA II, But some people told me it might not be enough.
    So I thnik I should go for a Seasonic 500W ( heard it is much better than True power) or I should choose True Power ?

    Someone suggest me Antec SLK3000B, but I find it only has one rear fan. an article saying that front fan is not good.
    http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/...c_cooling.html
    But I think P180 is too big and too expensive also it needs some extension I heard.
    So I got confused a little bit

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    Sounds like you need to take a ride to a computer store and physically look at cases. I would never buy a name brand case as they are way too much money. My case is a generic case that is roomy, has 120MM intake and exhaust fans and is even a toolless design. I paid $50 Canadian for it. It had a crap power supply that I never used as well. This thing flows better than most $200 cases IMO. Running SLI my motherboard temps stay under 34C, the CPU stays under 38C and my video cards stay under 55C and that is all at full load gaming. When I am not gaming, the motheboard is at 30C, the CPU 30C and the video cards 42C. Skip the brand names and look for airflow.
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    Default Re: what case I should take then

    Yeah. that's a good point. Well, I am in Canada too. hope to find sth like that.

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    Default Re: what case I should take then

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    Sounds like you need to take a ride to a computer store and physically look at cases. I would never buy a name brand case as they are way too much money.
    Never? I mean, my personal philosophy is no more than $50 USD shipped (barring SFF cases, which can be worth the premium), but I don't restrict myself to no-name cases. I usually go for a $30ish (+ shipping) Raidmax or a $20ish from some budget brand, but a brand is a brand. They aren't all expensive. Granted, I guess I can see why some people might spend more on a case for cooling purposes, since I prefer to just mod my case rather than spend three times as much on something I'd never want to mod.


    I certainly see what you mean in that going for a specific brand is silly. I choose based on airflow and material (how flimsy it is and how heavy it is) and (to a much lesser extent) looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeJX
    Yeah. that's a good point. Well, I am in Canada too. hope to find sth like that.
    If you are in Ontario, go to Canada Computers. They have a case called "The Duke". That is the case I use. I paid $55 including GST and PST. It really flows very well and is actually quite strong.

    And I see your point Yawgmoth. I should have been more specific and just stated the max I will also spend is $50. I too love to mod them to improve any aspects that need improving. I got lucky with my current case as it has excellent airflow out of the box. Technically, it was "Designed for Pentium PCs" so I figured it needed to get rid of alot of heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter
    If you are in Ontario, go to Canada Computers. They have a case called "The Duke". That is the case I use. I paid $55 including GST and PST. It really flows very well and is actually quite strong.

    And I see your point Yawgmoth. I should have been more specific and just stated the max I will also spend is $50. I too love to mod them to improve any aspects that need improving. I got lucky with my current case as it has excellent airflow out of the box. Technically, it was "Designed for Pentium PCs" so I figured it needed to get rid of alot of heat.
    Casecutter, I am in Vancouver and I am not a good case cutter as you are. actually, I have not done so before although I use computer over 15 years.
    The good thing is , we have some local store here providing free assembly service if you buy all parts from them ( parts are even cheaper) than Canada computers.

    So , I guess I would pick ok nice quality case and get the PC working. Then I might mod it later when I am sure I can do it.

    So do you think I should pick a case with side or bottom fan? Lots of case only have Rear and front fan while some review saying that intake front fan is not so good.

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    Front intake is only good if there are actually holes in the front bezel itself. Lots of cases have mounting for front fans, but the fans basically draw air from no where. Side intake is preferable to those cases. However, a case with good front take is better than side intake, for the most part. Exhaust should be back and/or top. I like to have at least a single 80mm back fan for exhaust, but I prefer two 80mms or a single 120mm as well as an 80mm top exhaust. When I mod a case I usually just put a CPU duct, which greatly reduces the need for intake fans. If you can find a case that uses a CPU duct that will work with your motherboard, that may be the best cooling option available to you.

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    Default Re: what case I should take then

    Could you also provide a method that could evaluate the wattage each component will take? I could then know the what PSU I should choose

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