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Best mid atx gaming case for under 120? First build

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February 9, 2014 12:34:58 PM

Here's my specs:
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($217.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: LEPA N 500W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $710.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 15:31 EST-0500)

I am moving my parts from my old Inspiron 570 case into a new case. I have never built a pc before only minor upgrades to my prebuilt like psu, cpu, gpu. I don't need that much room, I just want to be able to fit a dvd drive, 3 or more slots for my ssd and hdd and more room for the future. My gpu is big and I am getting a cpu cooler so it would be great for all that to fit in there. I love side windows so I can see the inside of the pc and flashyness is always a plus. I was looking at the Rosewill Challenger and Antec 900. Please tell me your reccomendations and why you like them. Thanks!!
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February 9, 2014 2:32:56 PM

I like the Rosewill Challenger although it's design can make for some tricky cable management. Over the years, I've modded my Challenger, it now sports a side panel window and a triple radiator. IMO the Rosewill Patriot is a bit nicer (better cable management) and has a side panel window already installed http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rosewill-PATRIOT-Black-Gaming-A... (seems NE no longer has them). It is currently one of my favorite mid-towers, the price is good, functionality is excellent (IMO). The only down side I think to the Patriot is that all bays are riveted in, no modularity, it isn't a bad thing but something to be aware of (and you do pay for that feature).
I think the thing that has turned me away from the Antec 900 most in the past is that the interior isn't painted
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