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Old August 29, 2009, 07:29 PM
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i'm looking for an inexpensive htpc case and i'm wondering what you guys would recommend? i was looking at this case from newegg

Newegg.ca - hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC 7K09 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - HTPC / Media Center Cases

i'm looking for somehing 70-80 or less with psu if possible. it doesn't even have to be a htpc case. since i can't post in the buy and sell yet i come here to you guys for help

thanks in advance
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Old August 29, 2009, 10:51 PM
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i'm looking for an inexpensive htpc case and i'm wondering what you guys would recommend? i was looking at this case from newegg

Newegg.ca - hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC 7K09 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - HTPC / Media Center Cases

i'm looking for somehing 70-80 or less with psu if possible. it doesn't even have to be a htpc case. since i can't post in the buy and sell yet i come here to you guys for help

thanks in advance

I actually use this case for my HTPC right now.

Apex MI-008 MINI-ITX Case Glossy Black 1X5.25 1X3.5 1X3.5INT Sfx 250W Front Audio USB - DirectCanada

It's paired with this motherboard.

Zotac GF8200-C-E MINI-ITX AM2 GeForce 8200 DDR2 1PCI-E1 4SATA2 RAID GBLAN DVI VGA Motherboard - DirectCanada


The issue is it's a Mini-Itx form factor so probably not what you are after. It has a decent PSU & is very quiet.........if you can live with ITX.
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Old August 31, 2009, 01:06 PM
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maybe i should have put with mobo i'm going to use

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AMD785G mATX AM3 PCI-E DDR3 Video Sound GLAN CrossFireX HDMI Motherboard - GA-MA785GMT-UD2H In Canada.
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Old August 31, 2009, 01:26 PM
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I'm currently enjoying this:

Buy Silverstone Technology [SG02B-F] Silverstone Sugo SG02B-F Black SFF mATX Case 2X5.25 2X3.5INT No PS

So well designed, it's half the size of my old HTPC while packing more stuff in it, no PSU though.
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I'm currently enjoying this:

Buy Silverstone Technology [SG02B-F] Silverstone Sugo SG02B-F Black SFF mATX Case 2X5.25 2X3.5INT No PS

So well designed, it's half the size of my old HTPC while packing more stuff in it, no PSU though.
Also enjoying that case! I PMed it for around $70. Here's some inexpensive Nmedia HTPC cases:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...m&promoid=1058

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...m&promoid=1058

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...m&promoid=1058
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Old September 1, 2009, 04:56 PM
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how big of a psu would i need to get? so far i have an amd 245, gigabyte 785g mobo, going to add maybe 2 x 1 TB sata drives and a dvd burner with 4 gb of pc2-800 ram
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All that stuff will probably use like ~200W so you could get like a 300-400W PSU just to be safe. I'm using an Antec Baisq 350W with a similar system to the one you listed (the one in my sig). It's got 2gb less of ram and only one 1Tb HDD but an extra 2gb of RAM and 1 HDD is not much difference in wattage. The Antec Basiq is a little loud when the system is full load due to the 80mm fan on it. Try and get a PSU with a 120mm fan for a more silet PSU.
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