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January 8, 2014 4:56:35 PM

I am going to be building my first ever budget gaming pc where I will be doing 1080p gaming. The part list is here (pcpartpicker) and i was wondering which is the best case I could get for under $50-$60. I need to make sure it comes with enough fans and also has enough ventillation, will fit all my parts, and will look at least sorta cool. But I need it to be at least a mid tower. I tried looking myself, but have no experience and got confused. Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:00:32 PM

That would be the Rosewill Redbone / Redbone U3.

That's by far your best bet.

Oh, and just so you know, mid tower cases are way cheaper than micro-atx cases.
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January 8, 2014 5:07:26 PM

DarkSable said:
That would be the Rosewill Redbone / Redbone U3.

That's by far your best bet.

Oh, and just so you know, mid tower cases are way cheaper than micro-atx cases.


Sorry, don't mean to be picky, but, I don't actually like the color red. Would it be possible to find a case in blue?
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January 8, 2014 5:19:17 PM



That looks like a pretty good option but there are some downsides:

1) Only comes with two fans and I don't have it in my budget to buy case fans,

2) I don't really like white computers (but i could look past that)

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3) Slightly worried it won't fit my parts.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:19:36 PM
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January 8, 2014 5:23:04 PM

My backup would be the NZXT Gamma Classic... but I warn you, in this budget range, cases tend to be built very poorly, and the RedBone is pretty much the ONLY really reliable one of the bunch. It would be worth going with it and some paint or with a more expensive case that's going to have far better build quality.

I've done a lot of build in the Gamma Classic, which is slightly better quality than most out there at that price, but the side panels tend to be a little warped, the front panel breaks within a year and hangs loose, and (this will be found in almost all budget cases), the front usb and sound will be very susceptible to failure.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:26:56 PM

ludus said:


That looks like a pretty good option but there are some downsides:

1) Only comes with two fans and I don't have it in my budget to buy case fans,

2) I don't really like white computers (but i could look past that)

and

3) Slightly worried it won't fit my parts.


Just so you know, you don't need a whole bunch of fans. For a basic build like that, with a graphics card that vents exaust out the back and a PSU pulling air from the case and venting it out the back, all you need are a front intake and a top or back exhaust. Two fans is plenty for a basic build. (Also, if you decide you really do want a bunch of fans making noise, cruddy fans like what come stock are only about $3-5 each, so come on.)

It would fit your parts just fine, dude. You've got a micro-ATX motherboard and a pretty short graphics card, so almost any micro-ATX case will serve you just fine.

That being said, one big thing about your rig, you shouldn't be using an A10. It's a HORRIBLE processor - it's only advantage is that it comes with decent graphics built in. By using discrete graphics, there's absolutely zero reason to use an APU at all. Instead you should be using an Intel i3 or an AMD FX 6300.

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January 8, 2014 5:29:41 PM

DarkSable said:
ludus said:


That looks like a pretty good option but there are some downsides:

1) Only comes with two fans and I don't have it in my budget to buy case fans,

2) I don't really like white computers (but i could look past that)

and

3) Slightly worried it won't fit my parts.


Just so you know, you don't need a whole bunch of fans. For a basic build like that, with a graphics card that vents exaust out the back and a PSU pulling air from the case and venting it out the back, all you need are a front intake and a top or back exhaust. Two fans is plenty for a basic build. (Also, if you decide you really do want a bunch of fans making noise, cruddy fans like what come stock are only about $3-5 each, so come on.)

It would fit your parts just fine, dude. You've got a micro-ATX motherboard and a pretty short graphics card, so almost any micro-ATX case will serve you just fine.

That being said, one big thing about your rig, you shouldn't be using an A10. It's a HORRIBLE processor - it's only advantage is that it comes with decent graphics built in. By using discrete graphics, there's absolutely zero reason to use an APU at all. Instead you should be using an Intel i3 or an AMD FX 6300.



Oh yea, I should probably give you the update I made. (pcpartpicker)
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January 8, 2014 5:30:41 PM

I love my Rosewill Challenger! Its a very nice case!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:32:36 PM

thought it originally said micro xtx in your build.................yeah, don't buy it.... the white thing. i get it, but if you mess around inside cases as much as I do.............. black and dark just don't cut it.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:33:13 PM

The challenger is a pretty good option - it's built on the exact same chassis as the Gamma Classic, just with a little more flare.

That looks like a much better option for a computer - consider dropping the CD drive if you don't have a lot of stuff on CD's - you can install windows from a USB stick.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 5:34:40 PM

I think the Blackhawk looks nicer and also has USB 3.0. I wouldn't keep all the fans in there, though, but it's solely up to you. I would switch em out with Gelid Solutions or something, a low RPM choice that doesn't break the bank.
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January 8, 2014 5:37:15 PM

DarkSable said:
The challenger is a pretty good option - it's built on the exact same chassis as the Gamma Classic, just with a little more flare.

That looks like a much better option for a computer - consider dropping the CD drive if you don't have a lot of stuff on CD's - you can install windows from a USB stick.


THANK YOU! Could you give me a link or explain to me how to do so? Because my mom told me i should get the Optical Drive because it would make it easier, but I didn't want too.

And by the way, which is definitely built better? Like, built to last longer, because I hope to keep this a long time. The Blackhawk or the Challenger?
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January 8, 2014 5:41:04 PM

ludus said:
DarkSable said:
The challenger is a pretty good option - it's built on the exact same chassis as the Gamma Classic, just with a little more flare.

That looks like a much better option for a computer - consider dropping the CD drive if you don't have a lot of stuff on CD's - you can install windows from a USB stick.


THANK YOU! Could you give me a link or explain to me how to do so? Because my mom told me i should get the Optical Drive because it would make it easier, but I didn't want too.

And by the way, which is definitely built better? Like, built to last longer, because I hope to keep this a long time. The Blackhawk or the Challenger?


There both built nice. Its just comes down to how much abuse are you going to give them?
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January 8, 2014 5:42:26 PM

MDXX said:
ludus said:
DarkSable said:
The challenger is a pretty good option - it's built on the exact same chassis as the Gamma Classic, just with a little more flare.

That looks like a much better option for a computer - consider dropping the CD drive if you don't have a lot of stuff on CD's - you can install windows from a USB stick.


THANK YOU! Could you give me a link or explain to me how to do so? Because my mom told me i should get the Optical Drive because it would make it easier, but I didn't want too.

And by the way, which is definitely built better? Like, built to last longer, because I hope to keep this a long time. The Blackhawk or the Challenger?


There both built nice. Its just comes down to how much abuse are you going to give them?


Well, virtually none (I hope), I'm just going to build it, plop it down, and leave it there until i upgrade/change it again.
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January 8, 2014 6:08:11 PM

Personally, I like the look of the Blackhawk better. So is it OK if I go with that? I mean like, will it be sturdy/ last me a while?
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January 8, 2014 6:11:14 PM

ludus said:
Personally, I like the look of the Blackhawk better. So is it OK if I go with that? I mean like, will it be sturdy/ last me a while?


The blackhawk is the case i want. I wish i had the funds to buy it. Yes the blackhawk will suit you well!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 8, 2014 6:13:52 PM

The Blackhawk is just at the beginning of where cases are much sturdier and better designed, so if it's within your budget, go for it!

As for the USB, here's the link to setting up the USB stick: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/a/install-window...
And there's another link on that page for you to download completely legal .isos of the install disk.
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