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October 20, 2008 7:52:20 AM

What are the differences between these cases? Any input is appreciated!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
bundled with a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

AND

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129032Antec NSK4480B Black 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail

Both are listed on newegg.com for 79.99 (Case and bundled PSU, and Case with PSU).

I'm building a $400-450 computer (without Keyboard, mouse, optical drive or monitor) for everyday use. No gaming, some photo editing and casual music listening. I've been researching a lot and will probably post the rest of my components in a bit for some feedback.

Thanks!!

TC

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October 20, 2008 8:14:33 AM

The Antec 300 is a little bit bigger case and has 2 fans the come with it. One fan on the back and one at the top. It will run a bit cooler than the NSK case. The bundled price for the Antec 300 and 380w PSU is $113 shipped! If your trying to keep the budget down, the NSK for $80 shipped at Newegg is a good price! I have 2 of those NSK cases and they work just fine on a budget. The PSU has 27A on the 12v rail and a single 6 pin PCI-e power connector, if you decide you need to add a mild GPU to your build.
October 20, 2008 8:26:47 AM

Thank you! I think I'll go with the NSK. I can't believe I forgot to check shipping!
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a b ) Power supply
October 20, 2008 8:45:31 AM

Yeah it's a good buy right now on Newegg. It usually has $18-20 shipping added, so snag it up if that is what your budget allows! :) 
October 20, 2008 10:40:09 AM

The 300 is a bit better, and has 120mm fan slots not 80mm, which is cooler and quieter. Also check Amazon.com I just bought an Antec 900 from them and got free shipping, although super saver shipping is 5-9 days it a good bit cheaper.
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October 20, 2008 4:35:20 PM

brendano257 said:
The 300 is a bit better, and has 120mm fan slots not 80mm, which is cooler and quieter. Also check Amazon.com I just bought an Antec 900 from them and got free shipping, although super saver shipping is 5-9 days it a good bit cheaper.

Funny thing is Amazon has the link to the Buy.com price, which is the place to get it, if your going that route. You'll still need to add the PSU to the case, so keep that in mind. For low budget the NSK at $80 is hard to beat, especially since your getting a >80% efficient PSU with 27A on the 12v rails. If you can find anything with specs like those for $80 shipped, please let me know.
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