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October 26, 2013 7:12:02 PM

so i saw this build http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfGE4i_A6E4 and decided to make it, however i saw that the case isnt very easy to work in and isnt very good for cable management, so i need help choosing another case thats easier to work in since this is my first build, i do not really want to change anything else so i want the case to be compatible with all the parts and to be in the same price range i can go up or down about 10 dollars, Thx!

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October 26, 2013 7:21:09 PM

Micro-atx tends to have bad cable management. Why not go with a mid-tower since it has better cable management and cheaper than the one shown in the video. This is the case I have

Thermaltake V4
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October 26, 2013 7:36:21 PM

Do not worry much about cable management. There is always some place to keep power leads mostly out of the cooling airstream.
You only build once. For the budget, that looks like a fine build to me.
At least you see how it is done with the video.
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October 26, 2013 7:40:24 PM

geofelt said:
Do not worry much about cable management. There is always some place to keep power leads mostly out of the cooling airstream.
You only build once. For the budget, that looks like a fine build to me.
At least you see how it is done with the video.
ok thx but do you know any other good cases that are just better for about the same price just so I can get the best possible and even if it makes it just a little tiny bit better

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October 26, 2013 8:40:12 PM

The 350D is a fairly notable MATX case right now.
The Fractal Design Mini is another good option, as well as the Bitfenix Prodigy/Phenom M.
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October 26, 2013 8:51:32 PM

I have the Corsair 350d. It is a bit above the price for the case in the video, but I can vouch for it as being great for cable management. It is shorter than a mid-tower, but just as wide, giving you lots of room in the back panel for hiding all the wires. I'm not claiming to be the best at cable management, but as you can see, everything is heading in the general direction of the hidden backside ;) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc9011028ww <-- link to pricing info

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October 27, 2013 9:44:50 AM

randomname1 said:
geofelt said:
Do not worry much about cable management. There is always some place to keep power leads mostly out of the cooling airstream.
You only build once. For the budget, that looks like a fine build to me.
At least you see how it is done with the video.
ok thx but do you know any other good cases that are just better for about the same price just so I can get the best possible and even if it makes it just a little tiny bit better


What defines better for you?
Is size important?
Is ease of building important?
Is airflow and cooling important?
Is quietness important?
How close to $50 do you need to be?
Are looks important? Only YOU can determine that.
You might look at the Antec gaming series 1 :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 27, 2013 11:06:13 AM

geofelt said:
randomname1 said:
geofelt said:
Do not worry much about cable management. There is always some place to keep power leads mostly out of the cooling airstream.
You only build once. For the budget, that looks like a fine build to me.
At least you see how it is done with the video.
ok thx but do you know any other good cases that are just better for about the same price just so I can get the best possible and even if it makes it just a little tiny bit better


What defines better for you?
Is size important?
Is ease of building important?
Is airflow and cooling important?
Is quietness important?
How close to $50 do you need to be?
Are looks important? Only YOU can determine that.
You might look at the Antec gaming series 1 :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

size is not really important, ease of building is somewhat important so i dont want anything like the prodigy M, i guess cooling is somewhat important as i dont want it to overheat, quitness isnt important however it wold be nice, i can maybe go up to about $60-$70 and 80 if its a REALLY nice case, i dont really care about the looks though if it had a window it would be nice but isnt necessary


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