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Windows 7: Need help buying PSU & Case for computer

01 Mar 2013   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

mangoh/ We need a answer to post #3 in order for us to help properly.


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02 Mar 2013   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
One thing to watch when buying a PSU (often overlooked) is that you might not have enough SATA power connectors -- these days MOBOS often have 7 or even 8 SATA connection possibilities -- you might find the PSU has say 4 SATA and 4 of the old 4-pin IDE power connectors.

Nearly all HDD's are SATA so ensure you have enough power connectors on the PSU.

If you don't have enough it's not a disaster zone as there are cheap 4 pin IDE==>SATA power adapters around.

Pic enclosed.

Cheers
jimbo


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11 Mar 2013   #13
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
Your system specs are most important, it lets us know how much wattage you'll need to sufficiently power your rig and also the motherboard model will help us determine what size case you'll be needing as well. Once that is all posted, we can continue on to recommendations.
Hi thanks for the reply.

Please see attached and also post back if you need more info.

Unsure on what was needed from posting my rig, I don't know what information is and isn't important.



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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Your system specs, and a budget and we can go from there.
Please see image above for specs.

Budget is £150 for both PSU + case together, I just want a quiet PSU as this one is too loud + I want a better case that doesn't look too tacky.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Good quality power supplies normally won't make any noise and if they do, it is usually less than other components. As for the case, he just said it didn't look good and might want a replacement. Maybe he can get back to us with his system specs so we can have a better idea of what he needs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Good quality power supplies normally won't make any noise and if they do, it is usually less than other components. As for the case, he just said it didn't look good and might want a replacement. Maybe he can get back to us with his system specs so we can have a better idea of what he needs.
+1 KB and also a budget would be another consideration too
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
mangoh/ We need a answer to post #3 in order for us to help properly.
Apologies to all for the lack of reply. It was due to a lack of a stable internet connection and a keyboard LOL

I sold my last keyboard as I found the keys far too small so my computer has no keyboard and meanwhile I have been using the OSK but I didn't want to type all this on it as it would take far too long & be quite frustrating.

In hindsight I should have replied back stating this, I didn't think.

Sorry & thanks for waiting, I appreciate it.
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11 Mar 2013   #14
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I found this

Comments?
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11 Mar 2013   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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11 Mar 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I just scored this case:
NZXT :: Unique. Unprecendented. Inspired - Phantom 410 Product Detail

Prior to that I just built a system is the Corsair 400R:
Carbide Series® 400R Mid-Tower Case - Carbide Series - Cases
I have to say the Corsair was outstanding but I find the added features of the NZXT case most tempting.

My current rig is housed in the CoolerMaster Stryker case and it rocks but could be just outside of the price guidelines:
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/prod...torm%20Stryker


In the end it boils down to personal taste but get a case with good ventilation with two fans in front a rear fan and room for a 240mm radiator or fans in the top and you're set.
Regarding the PSU I have to say the Corsair's are very good but I prefer Seasonic's and if you want to discuss warranties then it's very hard to beat Ultra with a lifetime warranty once registered I have three and they rock for the money if you can pop for more dough then go Seasonic and don't look back.
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11 Mar 2013   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Nah still think you ought to go the XM mate and the Corsair semi modulars come with stacks of modular leads for Molex and SATA power. But I suppose it doesn't hurt to have a few of those Molex / SATA adaptors lying around they are cheap enough.

I also found a couple of adaptor cables for powering two fans from one header very handy in three pin and four pin versions.

Just a matter of interest just what is the price of the HAF XM case over there?


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12 Mar 2013   #18
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Planning on making an order for a PSU and case today.

From the UK so please suggest UK links.

What shall I order?
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12 Mar 2013   #19
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

mangoh,
I trust you can shop your favorite sites there in the UK with the manufactures and model information provided.
Go with a premium product for both, Corsair is hard to beat but I recommend NZXT and Seasonic. In the end it's like splitting hairs. Maybe see if you can find package deals with a Corsair case with the Corsair PSU with it in a bundle?
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12 Mar 2013   #20
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
mangoh,
I trust you can shop your favorite sites there in the UK with the manufactures and model information provided.
Go with a premium product for both, Corsair is hard to beat but I recommend NZXT and Seasonic. In the end it's like splitting hairs. Maybe see if you can find package deals with a Corsair case with the Corsair PSU with it in a bundle?
No one has got back to me most probably because I never replied back to them quick enough

I don't want to end up buying a PSU that can't power my Motherboard so I'm still as clueless as the beginning as to what I need.

Boss me around if you have to lol, I'll provide any further information if needed.
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