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Old 01-07-2006, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am looking to build a fairly cheap gaming pc and want
2 know is it better to get a case combo or psu and case seperately
(which would cost around £40 ($70) more)
does it make that much of a difference?

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Old 01-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It all depends on the brand name and quality of parts. For example my Antec Sonata II came with a special SmartPower2.0S Powersupply by Antec. Antec makes solid powersupplies so I saved myself a bit of money not having to buy another PSU.

If you're going to get a cheap case, then invest in a good power supply from a maker like Antec, OCZ, or Fortron FSP.

But if you're getting a cheap case that comes with a no-name or cheap powersupply. Then ditch it, its not good for you and will kill your components.
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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right.
i am looking to build a fairly cheap gaming pc and want
2 know is it better to get a case combo or psu and case seperately
(which would cost around £40 ($70) more)
does it make that much of a difference?

cheers
It all depends on what components you plan on using and how much power you need vs. how much power the psu can give you. If you get a combo that comes w/a 500 watt psu and you only need 250 watts, even if the psu is only 50% efficient, it will do the job for your setup. But if you need 300 watts and you have that same psu, you would obviously need to upgrade it.
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get an antec or thrmaltake case with a 450w or greater PSU, good case & PSU in one
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