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June 15, 2010 6:41:01 AM

can yu tell me BEST 50$ case ?

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a c 274 ) Power supply
June 15, 2010 12:40:59 PM

For $5 more you can routinely find an Antec 300 at many e-tailers.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
June 15, 2010 7:12:34 PM

micorcenter has the three hundred on sale for $50
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June 15, 2010 7:21:04 PM

^It's a very good price for a quality case.
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a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2010 7:33:01 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Definately the best budget gaming case.

Lets see how many fans it holds (note some spots may support 140mm as well as 120mm):
-2 on the top
-1 in the front
-1 on the window side
-1 on the other side
-1 80mm fan behind the CPU on the side
-1 on the rear
-1 on the bottom

All that and it looks really nice. Though do keep in mind that you need to take out the "tool-less" clips on the PCI brackets and use good ol' fashioned screws (the clips are useless, but hey what do you expect for $50).

Sorry, that beats the destroyer and the 300 pretty easily.
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a b ) Power supply
June 15, 2010 8:03:09 PM

AMW1011 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Definately the best budget gaming case.

Lets see how many fans it holds (note some spots may support 140mm as well as 120mm):
-2 on the top
-1 in the front
-1 on the window side
-1 on the other side
-1 80mm fan behind the CPU on the side
-1 on the rear
-1 on the bottom

All that and it looks really nice. Though do keep in mind that you need to take out the "tool-less" clips on the PCI brackets and use good ol' fashioned screws (the clips are useless, but hey what do you expect for $50).

Sorry, that beats the destroyer and the 300 pretty easily.


I still prefer the Antec 300.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_nXwX_EzU
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a c 164 ) Power supply
June 15, 2010 8:38:44 PM

AMW1011 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Definately the best budget gaming case.

Lets see how many fans it holds (note some spots may support 140mm as well as 120mm):
-2 on the top
-1 in the front
-1 on the window side
-1 on the other side
-1 80mm fan behind the CPU on the side
-1 on the rear
-1 on the bottom

All that and it looks really nice. Though do keep in mind that you need to take out the "tool-less" clips on the PCI brackets and use good ol' fashioned screws (the clips are useless, but hey what do you expect for $50).

Sorry, that beats the destroyer and the 300 pretty easily.


let me guess, you own it since you are pretty much the only person of that opinion...

i'll take the antec build quality and fans over the xigmatek's
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June 16, 2010 3:19:24 AM

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Antec 300 sucks




i have the antec 300 case its great the only thing i can say why its not the best for the money... is because the cable management could be better ....but it has 5 fans and comes with 2,,,and a air filter its a great case!!! GET IT
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a b ) Power supply
June 16, 2010 3:21:43 AM

Henry Chinaski said:
I still prefer the Antec 300.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX_nXwX_EzU


I can do this too!
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/Midgard/6.h...
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So it is safe to say, that the Xigmatek Midgard packs more features into a case, for the price point given, than any other manufacturer to date.


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3105/xigmatek_midgard_...
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Even so, for $100 there aren’t too many chassis’ that offer the extent of features and the ease of use and installation as does Xigmatek with the Midgard.

^ A recommend at twice the price.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=874&page=6
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With an aggressive price and a feature list as long as my component wish list, the Midgard is well priced and decked out.


Read through all of those, yes the metal is a slightly thin and the tool-less design is useless to the point where you need screws, like the Antec 300, but it comes with more features than any case in the price range. For $80 it would be a good case, at $50 it is a great case.

ct1615 said:
let me guess, you own it since you are pretty much the only person of that opinion...

i'll take the antec build quality and fans over the xigmatek's


No, but I did see one once, my friend used it and I was impressed by its value. Antec makes good cases, but their "quality" is only a little bit above average. I see that you have nothing to say about why the 300 is better, despite it being smaller, and has less fan options, and less features.
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June 16, 2010 3:41:52 AM

NZXT m59? Its $59 before rebate 45 after and it has free shpping.
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a c 164 ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 1:05:19 AM

AMW1011 said:


.... I see that you have nothing to say about why the 300 is better, despite it being smaller, and has less fan options, and less features.


i find the steel sturdier, the fans better, less noise, and better looks. five fans should be more then enough for any rig that needs to go into a $50 case.

plus hardware secrets gave it a gold review, as well as many other review sites
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/586

both the June $2000 and $1000 system builders use it over the Xigmatek
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2...

at similar price points, cases are mostly about personal preference but to say one case destroys another is silly....


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June 17, 2010 1:18:15 AM

goalguy876 said:
NZXT M59? Its $59 before rebate 45 after and it has free shpping.

Yes that's a great case!
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a b ) Power supply
June 17, 2010 1:38:12 AM

ct1615 said:
i find the steel sturdier, the fans better, less noise, and better looks. five fans should be more then enough for any rig that needs to go into a $50 case.

plus hardware secrets gave it a gold review, as well as many other review sites
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/586

both the June $2000 and $1000 system builders use it over the Xigmatek
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-gpu,2...

at similar price points, cases are mostly about personal preference but to say one case destroys another is silly....


Oh I agree totally, its all personal preference and while I definitely think the Midgard is the best, they are all great cases, except for the M59 that thing is hideous. I never said one case destroys another, I've never said that one case is necessarily better, just that one has more features and such.

Yeah, the Antec gets great scores too, I know, but the less noise and better looks thing is kind of disingenuous. We don't know how they compare audibly, its likely that they are basically the same in that department because they are both very open, and looks are extremely subjective. As for the steel, it is okay, but it isn't high quality by any means. Antec materials are above average, but not much more than that. It is their design and value that wins people's hearts.
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