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August 20, 2010 7:13:25 AM

I know there's a lot of really good cases out there that would fit my budget, but from where I live, choices are really limited.

Thermaltake V4 55 USD

LanCool K56 65 USD

Cooler Master Centurion 5 II 70 USD

I personally like CM the most but my friend said it's not a good case cause he said his cousin has a CM 690 II Advanced, he said it's not a good case.. I know 690 II =/= Centurion 5 II, but if 690 II, a more superior casing isnt a good case, then Centurion 5 II is probably worse. He prefer Thermaltake V4. I also like LanCool K56 because of it's tool-less design and cable management stuff, my PSU isn't modular so there's so much excess cords, but i read somewhere it doesnt have good airflow and the inside of the case get kinda hot.

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August 20, 2010 7:24:58 AM

Grumpvofr said:
I know there's a lot of really good cases out there that would fit my budget, but from where I live, choices are really limited.




Your in the US right?

Just use newegg and have the case shipped to you.

OR if you have a local microcenter you can pick it up from there.
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August 20, 2010 7:25:13 AM

I would go for the Thermaltake V4 straight up
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August 20, 2010 7:29:26 AM

Even the V3 black edition case is great also with 450 psu on a budget
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August 20, 2010 7:48:55 AM

Randomacts said:
Your in the US right?

Just use newegg and have the case shipped to you.

OR if you have a local microcenter you can pick it up from there.


Nope, i'm from Philippines. :D 
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August 20, 2010 7:56:24 AM

Grumpvofr said:
Nope, i'm from Philippines. :D 



Well technically.. you could pay like $50-100 for a case to be shipped there.. but I don't know if its worth it haha.
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August 20, 2010 7:59:02 AM

LanCool is slightly bigger.
Cooling on the Thermaltake is better.

You can also try the CM 690 II Advanced or the HAF922. Awesome mid towers.

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August 20, 2010 8:20:04 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
LanCool is slightly bigger.
Cooling on the Thermaltake is better.

You can also try the CM 690 II Advanced or the HAF922. Awesome mid towers.


way over my budget. :|
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August 20, 2010 8:47:37 AM

Grumpvofr said:
way over my budget. :|



If you get a cheap computer case you will regret it soon.

If you get a good computer case it will last you 5+ years and even more if it is a amazing case. *often past the computers life*
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August 20, 2010 9:55:22 AM

Grumpvofr said:
I know there's a lot of really good cases out there that would fit my budget, but from where I live, choices are really limited.

Thermaltake V4 55 USD

LanCool K56 65 USD

Cooler Master Centurion 5 II 70 USD

I personally like CM the most but my friend said it's not a good case cause he said his cousin has a CM 690 II Advanced, he said it's not a good case.. I know 690 II =/= Centurion 5 II, but if 690 II, a more superior casing isnt a good case, then Centurion 5 II is probably worse. He prefer Thermaltake V4. I also like LanCool K56 because of it's tool-less design and cable management stuff, my PSU isn't modular so there's so much excess cords, but i read somewhere it doesnt have good airflow and the inside of the case get kinda hot.

Of those three i would buy the Lancool.
I have a CM690II and it's a great case and i often recommend it in either version.Your friends cousin hasn't a clue what good is then.I'm basing this on cases i've owned and the 690II replaced an Antec 300 and is much better imo.I also have a 902.
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August 20, 2010 10:50:09 AM

Randomacts said:
If you get a cheap computer case you will regret it soon.

If you get a good computer case it will last you 5+ years and even more if it is a amazing case. *often past the computers life*


You have a good point and i could stretch my budget a bit but i feel like those cases are overkill for my system, my specs are low-end, MSI G31, Intel E2200, 9500GT, 2GB ram, and 4x hdd 2TB total.

davcon said:
Of those three i would buy the Lancool.
I have a CM690II and it's a great case and i often recommend it in either version.Your friends cousin hasn't a clue what good is then.I'm basing this on cases i've owned and the 690II replaced an Antec 300 and is much better imo.I also have a 902.


thanks for your reply :D 
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August 20, 2010 11:15:59 AM

Every Coolermaster case I ever bought had minor quality issues. None were serious or couldn't be easily fixed (like untapped screw holes), but I just got tired of it and have no plans to buy CM cases in the future.
I like some things about my RC-690, but will be replacing it this weekend because it "roars" when on, even though the fans are all low speed. I may remove most of the fans and re-use it some day, but my PC is in the living room and I want minimal noise.
I have only owned one Lian Li case, the PC-Q08R, but the quality is evident. I would not hesitate to buy another Lian Li.
Another company who makes very solid cases is Antec. SilentPCReview rates some of theirs very highly. The Sonata Elite is on my short list.
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August 20, 2010 11:30:29 AM

It seems like you've eliminated the Lan Cool and Cool Master from your initial post which leaves you the V4.
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August 20, 2010 2:25:44 PM

I have the Lancool Dragonlord K60. It is a high quality case. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling are excellent. The K60 has a few extra features that the K56 version does not. The most important difference is the K60 has extra exhaust fans on the top panel of the case. If you could afford to pay a little more, then consider the K60.

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August 20, 2010 4:32:53 PM

I have the v3 and v5 cases the v3 sides are abit thin but didnt concern me, so i guess the v4 is gotta be like the lanparty v5 as this is more solid.
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August 21, 2010 3:11:41 AM

i'm leaning towards lancool...
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August 21, 2010 10:45:10 AM

Best answer selected by Grumpvofr.
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