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    Well I've been lurking on these forums for quite a while and have found them very helpful, and have just now decided to register. Anyway I had a crappy generic 450watt PSU in my system and its finally dying, and needs to be replaced :cry:. I figure while I'm at it I might as well get a new case as well since my current one is busted to hell and back. Now the budget I'm looking at is around $70 for both. Any advice or recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks again :).
     
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    $70 for both? or $70 each?

    If you are looking for $70 for both. look for an Antec Sonata III, it looks fine, and comes with a QUALITY, Antec Earthwatts 500 (~$89 if you buy alone) power supply in it. If you were aiming at $70 each, i would look for PC Power & Cooling PSUs. Silencer 470 is ~$74 and the Silencer 610 is ~$119. But heck, you get what you pay for, quality. For the case, it would really be up to you, i might not like your choice, but you might not like mine.

    Please do yourself a favor and aim for a high quality power supply. High quality does not means high wattage.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703011

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005
     
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    That Antec case+ psu is pretty good price. I can vouch for that power supply, very stable rails.
     
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    Thank you both for your advice and quick replies. The TOTAL budget is $70. I'd like to spend more, but I'm pretty much broke right now. I can probably go up to $100 but no more than that.
     
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    What are the total specs you plan on obtaining?
     
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    Just whats listed in my system specs for now. Although I'm trying to save enough $$ to get a 8800gt, but this kind of threw a wrench in that :(.
     
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    for the loe of god, dont get a rosewill psu ...
     
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    Ooh ouch, hate to say this but you may have to play with your current case. This may cut it though:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129032

    Although before doing that look into different options. Like possibly pulling video card budget down some to maybe an 8800GS + different motherboard.
     
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    Being broke sucks ass :laugh:. But the money I WAS saving up for the vid card is now going in to getting a new PSU+case. I wish I didn't have to replace this case but its really mangled. The USB headers on the front don't work, the side panel wont go on right anymore, and its got no room to install a card reader like I've been wanting to put in :(.
     
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    do you live with your parents...or are you a big person :)
     
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    Nooo I'm a big boy now :laugh:. I had a decent system before this one it was socket AM2 Athlon X2 4200+ @ 2.6 with 2 gigs of OCZ memory and a 7900gt BUT it got stolen out of my friends car so I'm left with this POS system which I was using as back up :cry::cry::cry::cry:.

    @JrRacinFan
    Yes $100 is the absolute HIGHEST I can go
     
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    Sucks to hear about the previous rig cause that was a nice one! Oh BTW, don't be scared of that power supply comes from a reputable company. Oh and I know the case comes with a power supply but only use it as backup if you need to.
     
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    To bad the case is OoS, Shadow. I still would recommend the ePower over the FSP. Where's that free shipping on a case coupon code when you need it.
     
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    i think you misunderstood me dude..i meant if he lived with his parents he could have asked for a loan :) that is all :)
     
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    Ohhhhh, I thought you were dissin' him, mah bad. I still love your avatar tho! :D
     
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    man...that sucks....for both of you
     
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    NP...and loool thx dude :toast::toast:
     
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    All that matters is if you like it.

    Also I found this coupon for you for free shipping on a case so you may be able to get a better one. Take a look around!

    Coupon: EMCAEADAJ

    EDIT: BTW coupon expires on April 23rd.
     
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    @Azazel

    Linkworld = ECS is to CASE = MOTHERBOARD. Cheap reliable but dont try to mod them too much or they will break.
     
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