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Casing help

By Raiden
Oct 10, 2005
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  1. hey guyz
    its my first time building my own cpu,and i got most of the parts,
    the only thing i need is the casing for my p4 motherboard
    and my budget is only from $70-$100.
    so i nid the perfect casing for me...

    tnx,
    Jack
  2. chaz d.

    chaz d. TS Rookie Posts: 50

    well, what parts do you have? do u need a power supply too?
    what are you trying to build? something awesome looking? or, just normal? Its kinda about personal preference...
    Tell us what you are looking for...

    Chaz D.

    P.S. Im selling a computer case + powersupply thats nearly brand new if you are interested....
    This is the one....
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6801311&type=product&id=1091099784169

    P.S.S. Apologies if this violates any type of TechSpot rules, if it has, please let me know....just trying to help out another member...
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hey Raiden.

    Take a look HERE You`re bound to see someting you like.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  4. Raiden

    Raiden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    i forgot that i need a casing w/ PSU about 400w up

    here's the what i got so far:
    P4 2.6 w/motherboard w/built-in sound Card
    1 gb memory
    256 ati radeon VC
    dvd writer
    dvd drive
    floppy drive
    80 gb hd
    20 gb hd
    modem/lan card

    and i want it cool looking and has a usb port in front

    TNX again :grinthumb

    ps: thnx Howard for the site! it has a lot of casing and its cheap
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Just a hint. Most PSUs that come with cases (except Antec etc.) are total crap. I would not use them unless all other powersupplies in the world were destroyed :p


    Sean
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I guess I have been lucky. I bought a modded case that came with a 600W PSU. IT's been working great for about a year now.
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Cases are such a personal thing, aren't they. I like simple and... elegant. And QUIET.

    I went for THIS case and love it.

    Not recommended if you plan to overclock (unless you are using liquid cooling) as it is designed for silence, not extreme cooling needs.

    This one also comes with a 450w power supply (Antec). Great deal at just over a hundred bucks for the set.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    With your budget, and the fact, that a decent psu is very important.

    I`d recommend you go with the case suggested by DonNagual.

    As AtK SpAdE so eloquently put it, the psu`s that come with the majority of cases are crap.

    You only have to search around these forums, to realise that a lot of computer problems are caused by cheap no name brand psu`s.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  9. chaz d.

    chaz d. TS Rookie Posts: 50

    and let me know if you like my case :)

    -chaz
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Actually, I do have one complaint about the Antec sonataII case (the one I am suggesting above). It does not have a removable motherboard tray. In case you are going to buy this one, I want to give you all the info.

    But for the price, I still think it is an excellent deal especially with that high quality power supply.
  11. Raiden

    Raiden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    your casing is pretty good w/ 500w psu, but i still have to wait for my options but its on my top list :)
     
  12. chaz d.

    chaz d. TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Sounds good buddy...it will be an unbeatable price too....not even close to the Best Buy one :)

    Contact me by private message when you decide :)


    Thanks!!
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    It`s not a good idea to display your e-mail address on a public forum.

    It would be better for you to use a PM if you want to contact someone
    privately.

    May I suggest that you edit your post, and remove your e-mail address.

    Regards Howard. :)
  14. Raiden

    Raiden TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Im also kind of a newbie in motherboards, so will THIS motherboard will go w/ those cases u guyz recommend?
  15. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    most motherboards are ATX format. A few are micro ATX. Even fewer (new ones) are BTX.

    As long as your case supports ATX you should be fine. Find out what size your motherbaord is. Otherwise get the other types - whatever applies.
  16. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 510

    Howard has a pimp case, ask him for a pic!
  17. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    pimps 'n hoes.... just what we need here. A computer with AIDS
  18. chaz d.

    chaz d. TS Rookie Posts: 50

    rofl ted...
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19


    Mmm. :p

    As requested lol

    [​IMG]


    Regards Howard :haha:
  20. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Howard, you HAVE to post a pic now. I am dying to see this pimp-mobile if the rumors are true!!

    EDIT: I see you have just posted it. And the ruling by the jury is.... pimp. 100%!! :haha:
  21. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19


    Well! what do you think?

    I think it`s great, but then again I would wouldn`t I ;) ;)

    Regards Howard :haha:
  22. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Well i am a man of properly chosen words am i not?
  23. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Oh yes indeed Sean lol.

    Err well sometimes :p

    Regards Howard :) :)
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