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Magmarex

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hi guys
I am looking for a psu of 550v so far i have selected corsiar vs550 but i want to know this is good or should i go for cooler master + i need a good mid tower pc gaming case with good looks and sufficient air cooling (for atx motherboard ASrock z97 extreme4) my budget for both is "Rs4000" each.


Edited by Magmarex, 30 November 2014 - 05:48 AM.

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:welcome:    Magmarex,

 

Corsair make great PSUs whereas Cooler Master do not make the best, stick with the Corsair, Antec, EVGA or Seasonic brand and you will not go far wrong.

 

You have told us the MB specs but what about any add on video card and the amount of Ram, HDDs and optical drives etc, all this needs to be taken into account so that you make sure that the PSU has adequate power output and amps on the +12V rail for any add on video card.

 

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3


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additional details
core i3 processor lga1150
ram hyper fury 8gb
2hdd 1tb and 500gb
graphic card nvidia zotac 9400gt (will change it later)
i will also install some 120 mm led fans


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What video card do you intend upgrading to, most mid to high end cards require 500W or above.

 

A good quality case like the Antec at my link has all the cooling fans that you need + it has blue LEDs  ;) avoid cases that are mainly plastic as they hold in the heat, make that any case you purchase has large front and rear fans and removable, washable dust filters as standard


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havent selected any other video card yet ,i will buy it after 4-5 months.
i will buy nzxt lexa s. or guardian i like their design and they r in my budget


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I mention the future video card upgrade so that you make sure that any PSU you purchase now will not need upgrading again when you upgrade the video card in a few months.

 

Neither of the two NZXT cases have front USB 3.0 ports but the Lexa is better because it is mostly steel whereas the Guardian is heat retaining plastic (yuk)


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i will probably buy one under 150$ 4 or 8 gb one, so what modifications will i need to make
+ i found these 2 new cabinet circle monster and circle volcano what do u think about them.


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Sorry but it does not work like that, you need to know the exact card that you will purchase to make sure that you have adequate wattage and amps on the +12V rail, the only way around it would be to get a way over the top PSU, this would be a waste of cash, btw, you will not get an 8GB video card for $150 + you would need a 750/850W PSU, 8GB cards here

 

Never heard of those cases, do you have links so that we can take a look.


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