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Old 03-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #31 (permalink)
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well will that one fit a graphics card that will work for smooth gaming?
That's correct.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:54 AM   #32 (permalink)
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going to order that this week probably maybe a little later. The next item would be a power supply, correct?

Would it be a bad idea to order the case and power supply at the same time?

Any I should look to get that are good but not extremely expensive?
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It's a bad idea to buy a case that has a power supply included, because they are highly unreliable.

Some power supplies, I would recommend:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX - Buy.com
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Retail
Newegg.com - SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT ATX12V / EPS12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC - Retail
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No I meant buy them at the same time, but separately.

All those will work with the above mentioned case?
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Yes, they will.

Most of them are non-modular, except the Corsair 520HX. Didn't know whether or not, you wanted modular or non.
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just trying to combine some things so I can hopefully save a little on shipping.


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Yes, they will.

Most of them are non-modular, except the Corsair 520HX. Didn't know whether or not, you wanted modular or non.
I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is a modular and non modular power supply?
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I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is a modular and non modular power supply?
A modular power supply, gives you the option of connecting only the cables that you need. So for example, the power supply comes with 3 molex power cables, but you only need two. You can just plug in the two without the third. And the great thing about it, is that it's good for wire management.

On the other hand, a non-modular has all the cables hard wired into the power supply's casing. Non of them are removable. So if there is 3 molex power cables, and only need two, you can connect two, but the third will be hanging there. But with a little creativity you can hide them.
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OH ok, then in that case the modular one sounds like it will be better for me. I'd like to make it as neat of a bay inside the case as I can.
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If you would like to see more selections of recommended power supplies or components, check my Recommended PC Components guide, in my sig. Or Ste's power supply guide.
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