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$50 to $100-ish case for my new rig!?

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June 1, 2011 4:14:02 AM

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for a $50 to $100-ish case for my new gaming rig.

Obviously, I'm looking for a functional and sturdy mid-tower case with decent cable management, cooling, airflow, etc. Looks are important, but not THAT important.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance! :D 

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June 1, 2011 10:25:18 AM

I have the CM Storm Scout. Great case, had it for ages, but the only thing is that it wont fit a 590 or 5970 or those massive cards. I love it though. :) 
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June 1, 2011 11:09:41 AM

HAF 912 or Antec 300 are my suggestions.
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June 1, 2011 2:44:05 PM

CM 690 II Advanced.

300 is nice on a budget but has no cable management, and the 912 isn't much different.

The 690 II comes with good cable management, black interior, good cooling, room for up to 10 fans, basic dust filters, bottom mounted psu, and decent hdd trays, among other things, all for under $100.

It has to be one of the best sub $100 cases easily, if not the best.
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June 1, 2011 6:04:18 PM

I forgot to mention I'm getting a massive SAPPHIRE 6950 2gb (21188-00-40r / 100312SR), wich is 10.8 (-ish) inches LONG!

Obviously I'll need a case big enough on the inside to fit such a card.

On a forum search I found it kinda barely fits on an ANTEC 300!

Having that in mind, would you still recommend the same cases?

Also, what is the difference between the HAF 912 and the HAF 922?

... and what is the difference between the 690 II Basic and the 690 II Advanced?

Thanks in advance! :D 
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June 2, 2011 2:58:53 AM

HAF 912 or the Storm Enforcer, they are both Cooler Master.
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June 2, 2011 1:40:38 PM

690 II Advanced has more fans, and included SSD bracket, a hotdock for HDDs on the top of the case and a bracket for SLI
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June 12, 2011 9:54:41 PM

Best answer selected by martinduque86.
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