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August 7, 2010 9:07:10 AM

-Hi guys, I'm looking for a case & psu combo deal on newegg that is around 130$(Or a case that is sub 100 dollars with shipping and I can buy my own PSU)
(140 max with shipping included and without MIR). This will be bought sunday morning so don't give me any case that has a deal which ends today. I've already looked at a few cases, and so please don't recommend me the following: Antec 900/300/illusion, nzxt hades/m95/Vulcan/Apollo, Cooler master Scout.

**I Use an M-ATX mobo whose dimensions are 9.6 x 9.6" with stock cpu cooler (will change soon) and gigabyte gtx 460 1gb**


I'm looking for a case that is within my price range, offers good cooling, too less design, and good cable management. As far as looks go... A window would be appreciated, but not a must, and a black color is fine.

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

I know its a handful and some of these cases cannot be compared, but I haven't bought a case before so bear with me.

I do a lot of gaming, and I go to the occasional semi local lan party every now and then, the thermal take armor case and the lian li are my top contenders

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August 7, 2010 9:30:22 AM

Antech 900
Cooler Master HAF 922.
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August 7, 2010 9:40:41 AM

Fetal said:
Antech 900
Cooler Master HAF 922.



Antec 900 has pretty lousy cable management which is why I say no. I'll need to read more comments before making my final decision.
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August 7, 2010 9:46:05 AM

Cooler Master CM690 II.

From the money saved get crappy psu lol :D 

HAF 922 is your bet atm. Getting a case with top mounted psu will waste your money.
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August 7, 2010 9:51:32 AM

Fetal said:
Cooler Master CM690 II.

From the money saved get crappy psu lol :D 

HAF 922 is your bet atm. Getting a case with top mounted psu will waste your money.



What... lol crappy PSU? Seriously? Anywho, what case even has a top mounted Psu? o.o did I miss something?
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August 7, 2010 11:32:50 AM

HAF 922 I realized is out of my budget :( . Also, I learned that my motherboard only has 1 3-pin so I'll need to spend an extra 10 dollars for a converter so I can hook em directly to my PSU... -_-
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August 7, 2010 12:17:33 PM

I already got some reviews on some of the cases up there and I narrowed it down to these:

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (All for 134 bucks :o OOO)

(Rest will be with this OCZ 500w PSU that's 50 bucks and modular)

Thermaltake V9
COOLER MASTER NV 690 (Have it at local store for 79$)
Antec Six Hundred



In order from what I like as far as aesthetics go
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August 7, 2010 12:41:58 PM

Modular psu's FTW!

you don't know about top/bottom mounted psu's? are you from alien planet? even though you are researching so much, still you don't know about top/bottom differences. lmfao.

Go with Lian Li Lancool.
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August 7, 2010 1:02:42 PM

Fetal said:
Modular psu's FTW!

you don't know about top/bottom mounted psu's? are you from alien planet? even though you are researching so much, still you don't know about top/bottom differences. lmfao.

Go with Lian Li Lancool.



What? I know what the difference is man, quit acting like a douche. I was saying because none of the power supplies that I saw had a top mounted PSU....
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August 7, 2010 1:04:59 PM

voltaic1008 said:
I was saying because none of the power supplies that I saw had a top mounted PSU....


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August 7, 2010 7:57:19 PM

I have a 690II Basic and i would say it's hard to beat for $70 and free shipping.
It's alot better then any Antec under the 902.
I know it replaced a 300 and i also run a 902.
Nothing wrong with a Lancool though.
I use a OZC ModXtreme 600w in the CM 690II no problems or complaints.
The Falit1ty 550W is good too if your're on a budget.
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a b ) Power supply
August 7, 2010 8:02:33 PM

Go for a rosewill destroyer. Its cheap in cost, but is well built.
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