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February 23, 2011 1:46:34 AM

Hows it going every one. im looking for the best possible case for under 150$ here is what i have so far. let me know what u guys think and thanks for taking the time to read :bounce: 

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...

let me know if u have any questions =)

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February 23, 2011 1:52:19 AM

What are you looking for in a case? Different cases are good for different things. If you just want quality, that's different than wanting a silent case.

There's no one best case, otherwise there would be no market for any others.

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

This case is on sale right now, and has free shipping. It is a slightly smaller and less-featured version of the HAF-X, the flagship case.

It is a silent, high performance case. It will fit most ATX variations, including larger than average motherboards. I expect my HAF-X to last me until ATX goes the way of AT :) 
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February 23, 2011 5:45:51 AM

user 18 said:
What are you looking for in a case? Different cases are good for different things. If you just want quality, that's different than wanting a silent case.

There's no one best case, otherwise there would be no market for any others.

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

This case is on sale right now, and has free shipping. It is a slightly smaller and less-featured version of the HAF-X, the flagship case.

It is a silent, high performance case. It will fit most ATX variations, including larger than average motherboards. I expect my HAF-X to last me until ATX goes the way of AT :) 


thanks for the quick replay =) the kind of case im looking for is a mid size ATX case that isnt to loud and has good cooling, and good cable management. im not going to be using water cooling or anything. if that makes a difference. i really would like to find a case that allows u to run your cables behind the motherboard.

i really like the case in your link seems to have everything im looking for. id like to check out a few more though before i decide.
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February 23, 2011 10:35:11 AM

karl1234 said:
i really like the case in your link seems to have everything im looking for. id like to check out a few more though before i decide.


The only thing is, that case is quite big - not at all mid-sized.

L*W*H 22.70" x 9.00" x 21.50"

If you have a store with a display area nearby, like a Tigerdirect, you should go and take a look at one of these before you buy it. It's a great case, but consider that it's a full tower.

For a cheaper mid-tower case in a similar style, try this one:

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



That's actually quite a nice case
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February 24, 2011 7:24:13 AM

user 18 said:
The only thing is, that case is quite big - not at all mid-sized.

L*W*H 22.70" x 9.00" x 21.50"

If you have a store with a display area nearby, like a Tigerdirect, you should go and take a look at one of these before you buy it. It's a great case, but consider that it's a full tower.

For a cheaper mid-tower case in a similar style, try this one:

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



That's actually quite a nice case


hmm ok i think i'm going to go to a full sized case just in case i decided to do an future builds. what do u think of these 2?

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

i really like both of these cases. mostly because of their cable manegment. let me know what u think. and if u have any other suggestions.


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February 24, 2011 10:24:27 AM

^ The corsair case is not a full tower case, and as such will not support larger than standard ATX boards. Mid tower cases are, however, fine for standard ATX builds.

I don't like the NZXT cases because of the designs they have, but internally it looks like a nice option. It will be more than $150 shipped though.
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February 24, 2011 7:43:28 PM

user 18 said:
^ The corsair case is not a full tower case, and as such will not support larger than standard ATX boards. Mid tower cases are, however, fine for standard ATX builds.

I don't like the NZXT cases because of the designs they have, but internally it looks like a nice option. It will be more than $150 shipped though.


ok is the desgine the only reason why u dont the like NZXT case? and thats ok i only have a standerd atx mobo. out of these to which would u get? or is there another case u like better?
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February 24, 2011 8:22:49 PM

Long post alert:

karl1234 said:
ok is the desgine the only reason why u dont the like NZXT case? and thats ok i only have a standerd atx mobo. out of these to which would u get? or is there another case u like better?


I don't like the exterior design of the NZXT case, but that's just a personal preference. The case I mentioned owning earlier, the HAF X looks great in my eyes, but other people think it's ugly. I happen to dislike the look of the NZXT cases in general, and tend not to go with their cases, so I have never owned or looked in depth at an NZXT case.

That said, I'm sure either case would do a fantastic job. Since the NZXT is a larger case than the Corsair, it has more 3.5 and 5.25 bays. If you have a lot of hard drives, that may be a part of your decision. I am partial to the Cooler Master cases, since all of my experiences with their cases have been good.

I recommended the HAF 932 and 922 earlier, and stand by those recommendations, but when choosing a case, a lot of it comes down to your personal tastes. Which of the cases in this thread would you rather look at on or under your desk?

Size is also a consideration. The NZXT and 932 are full tower cases, and are taller than either the Corsair or the 922. The only thing about the 932 is that it is significantly on sale right now, and the current price may not last too much longer.

Both of the cases in your latest post are good, highly reviewed cases. Any of the cases in this thread will get the job done. Now it's just personal taste.

Corsair 600T: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Cooler Master HAF 932: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 24, 2011 10:44:33 PM

user 18 said:
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I don't like the exterior design of the NZXT case, but that's just a personal preference. The case I mentioned owning earlier, the HAF X looks great in my eyes, but other people think it's ugly. I happen to dislike the look of the NZXT cases in general, and tend not to go with their cases, so I have never owned or looked in depth at an NZXT case.

That said, I'm sure either case would do a fantastic job. Since the NZXT is a larger case than the Corsair, it has more 3.5 and 5.25 bays. If you have a lot of hard drives, that may be a part of your decision. I am partial to the Cooler Master cases, since all of my experiences with their cases have been good.

I recommended the HAF 932 and 922 earlier, and stand by those recommendations, but when choosing a case, a lot of it comes down to your personal tastes. Which of the cases in this thread would you rather look at on or under your desk?

Size is also a consideration. The NZXT and 932 are full tower cases, and are taller than either the Corsair or the 922. The only thing about the 932 is that it is significantly on sale right now, and the current price may not last too much longer.

Both of the cases in your latest post are good, highly reviewed cases. Any of the cases in this thread will get the job done. Now it's just personal taste.

Corsair 600T: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Cooler Master HAF 932: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master HAF 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks for the response dude uve been extermly helpful. befor i make up my mind i think im going to go to a store and see if i can actually get my hands on these cases i bet once i do that ill know for sure which one i want. once i do that ill update this thread and let u kow what i decided on. :D  and thanks again for taking the time to help me
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February 25, 2011 12:26:08 AM

You could also have a look at the Antec 902, i have that case myself. It is relatively big and wont fit some of the massive graphics cards but the cooling and build quality are phenomenal and the cable management is pretty good although i hope you have a modular PSU :p 

P.S. There is a fan controller for every fan on the case as well which is a nice feature.
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February 25, 2011 1:26:58 AM

karl1234 said:
thanks for the response dude uve been extermly helpful. befor i make up my mind i think im going to go to a store and see if i can actually get my hands on these cases i bet once i do that ill know for sure which one i want. once i do that ill update this thread and let u kow what i decided on. :D  and thanks again for taking the time to help me


Good plan. Like I said, it comes down to the physical presence of the case, something you can't really get a feel for online.

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You could also have a look at the Antec 902, i have that case myself. It is relatively big and wont fit some of the massive graphics cards but the cooling and build quality are phenomenal and the cable management is pretty good although i hope you have a modular PSU :p 

P.S. There is a fan controller for every fan on the case as well which is a nice feature.


Totally forgot about Antec. Another good option here, I was considering the 900 once upon a time, and this seems to be an update to it. Looks good online.

Antec 902: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 25, 2011 6:18:36 PM

look at the df-35 it is an upgraded 902 :) 
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March 5, 2011 8:26:06 AM

Hows it going every one srry it took me soo long to get back to u guys.. but ive decided to go with the antec 902 seems like the best deal and i like how it looks =) now i just have to find a psu thanks every one =)
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March 5, 2011 8:26:53 AM

jmsellars1 said:
You could also have a look at the Antec 902, i have that case myself. It is relatively big and wont fit some of the massive graphics cards but the cooling and build quality are phenomenal and the cable management is pretty good although i hope you have a modular PSU :p 

P.S. There is a fan controller for every fan on the case as well which is a nice feature.


hows it going dude so i decided to go with the antec 902. i was just wondering what psu u have?
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March 5, 2011 8:28:38 AM

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March 5, 2011 2:33:15 PM

karl1234 said:
Best answer selected by karl1234.

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August 14, 2011 10:38:53 AM

karl1234 said:
hows it going dude so i decided to go with the antec 902. i was just wondering what psu u have?


XFX Core PRO750W (in my sig)
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