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Suggest a good case for my new build - $sub 50 CAD

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May 29, 2011 4:40:45 PM

Hi guys, I'm building a new system and looking for a sub $50 dollar solution.

My setup is as follows:

hd6850 or hd6870
8 gigs of ram
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
ocz 700 wat PSU


country : canada

a b ) Power supply
May 29, 2011 7:43:46 PM

no You could probably save some money by dropping to 4GB of RAM if this is meant to be a gaming build. Also, do you have any requirements on the case, ie. window, front USB, front eSATA etc.?
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May 29, 2011 8:51:26 PM

Coolermaster Haf 912 - $54.63
A level down from a 912 but a very good cheap case.
Coolermaster Elite 430 - $39.99 with $10 mir
Or you could wait for the next NCIX sale and see what cases are featured.
Bought an Antec 300 for $52 last sale with a $20 mir.
Just bought the 430 last week for the same price i linked but at Canada Computers. what a joke $15-25 shipping on most cases(overpriced) lol!
May 29, 2011 9:15:41 PM

Don't need any eyecandy as far as windows are concerned. Main priority is proper airflow and that my video cards fits into it. Would be better if fans come already installed. The antec 300 was on sale but missed it. dope. so looking for something as good and within budget.

I can also use if there are good deals.

Please keep the suggestions coming
a b ) Power supply
May 30, 2011 12:21:38 AM

Would recommend the HAF 912 from Cooler Master then. Good solid case.
June 5, 2011 3:17:00 AM

Thanks guys, went for the HAF 912. I might have gone for the CM 430 elite or antec 300 if I hadn't missed them on sale. But in the end very happy with CM HAF 912. In the end, probably a good thing I missed the earlier deals.

Good cable routing capability to hide behind the other side of the case and aftermarket heat sink hole cutout came in handy. These features were missing in the CM 430 elite.

Was also happy with the accessories like tie downs that came with the case.

The only thing is that the top has very big honeycomb holes and something could fall through it. Perhaps a filter type may come handy if not using the fans on the top.

Overall good case for me. Would have been nice with a glass window but at the moment was just looking for a good cheap case so that it doesnt get hot.