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Need opinion on CP Case deal


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Mike11418

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Like the subject says what do you think about this CP + PSU deal:

http://www.tigerdire.....ku=ULT33183 K
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Titan8990

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Ultra PSUs are not very high quality therefore I have to advise against this deal. I also advise against purchasing any PSU that comes bundled with a case. If you need any help picking out a power supply we would be more than happy to help.
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Mike11418

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Well Titan this is my build (I know its cheap but MOBO is AM2 and i could always upgrade later on)

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151153

So my problem is whats the best Case/PSU combo for a tight budget? (I would say 200 max but please guys try to get something as cost efficient as possible). As far as Tower size, that I'm not too sure on either. Do you guys think a full tower is the best bet? (I'm planning to add a CPU fan and Case fan and eventually upgrade to a 8800GTX and maybe add another Hard Drive in the future)
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Cases are usually preference. I am recommending two cases. One is for more of a budget build and the other is more high end. Either way they are both quality cases. Also I assumed that you wanted a clear side panel.

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130062 - $50

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021 - $130

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371002 - $90 ($60 after rebate)

Edit: Full tower is not necessary. You could fit a nice size cooler in either of the cases I have recommended.

Edited by Titan8990, 18 October 2007 - 06:37 PM.

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Mike11418

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thanks Titan hate to be a pain but the link you provided for the budget case led me to a video card not a cp case can you please see if you can repost the link it'll be much appreciated. Also I don't really care about the side panel I am more concern about the quality ventilation in a case

Edited by Mike11418, 18 October 2007 - 06:41 PM.

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It was a link to your video card :). If you are not concerned with the side panel I recommend this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119106

The CPU duct will need to be removed when you install new cooler. Both cases have excellent ventilation

Edited by Titan8990, 18 October 2007 - 06:47 PM.

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Mike11418

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haha Titan(or anyone else), you think the 7600GT is better than the 1950PRO?
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The 1950Pro blows the 7600GT out of the water :)
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haha ok thanks james
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The 1950pro is about the equivalent of the 7900GS. Like James said it is blowing it out of the water.
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