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Cases/power supply suggestions!

Hi, I'm preparing to build a new desktop using the below parts:

CPU - AMD 64 3500+ 939 Socket
Motherboard - ASUS A8V Deluxe VIA K8T800 (ATX)

Can you give me any suggestions on a ATX case with enough air flow and space for gcard, vcard expansion, one hdrive, maybe another 1/2 PCI expansions. Also need at least two empty rom slots, no floppy needed. Something as small as possible but with enough space for those features. Please include suggestions for a powersupply if the gcard is a ATI RADEON X800 PRO Video Card 256MB or BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC. THX

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I like the Antec VAR (value added reseller) cases. These are heavy and modular units with plenty of cavity space and do not include a PS. They come with removable HD cages that allow (and have the adapter for) a fan to direct air across the drives. They use (and include) rails for the CDROM type devices so taking them in and out is a snap. The downside is I have only found two basic models. One is a mid tower and the other is their server case. The power supply needs to be your decision and there is plenty of advice here. Don't skimp on these.

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How about a neat black one

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$54 including shipping. The link


I have two of them. Also have a Thermaltake $120 with no power supply [server case], so darned heavy without a Power supply virtually can't lift it. Set it aside and bought the one here to put the components in that I had just bought.

There is also a server case with top exhaust and four fans beige. That's at newegg and can buy with or without a supply. Of course the true power evermax supplies are pretty good [not the basic one that can come with the case.] Buy the supply separately.

The cheapy comes with a 300 watt power supply use it until you add stuff and need more.

The key features are the top exhbaust fan [a huge payoff] and the side fan that blows air into the area around the CPU. Got fancy blue light ,but you don't have to plug them in.

You'll think that it is flimsy but it really isn't and who the heck uses their case as a football.

The way the CD drives mount matters not what color. They [and the floppy] mount behind the panel and the door opens through the panel. You don't see the actual color and you DN NOT take the front off of the drive as some people think.

I also add a 90 MM fan to exhaust out the rear. 80 mm is fine also.

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well.. about the psu for those graphics cards- i would say at least 400 watt psu but the product should specify anyway

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