Need a case.

I need a good case up to $100. these are the specs I am looking to get.

Motherboard: ASRock 870 EXTREME3

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb

Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)

Power supply: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1tb

Really just one preference I would like to have a side window.
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  1. Maybe an Antec 900/902? I would tweak your build a bit, though. You don't need a 750W PSU with that 870 board. A 965 also isn't the best choice atm. Is this a gaming build?
  2. yes it is a gaming build.
  3. warmaster177 said:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb

    I'm gonna have to agree with the other guy. Save yourself a chunk of money buy going with the 955 ($115). You can over clock the BE up to higher than the 965's speed and save yourself some cash.

    I've heard great things about the Corsair 600T and I'm also looking to buy a new case, but the 600Ts are just a bit high for my price range. If you can get there with the saved money from the processor, I'd go for that.
  4. Gaming builds don't really need nor benefit from having more than 4GB of RAM, so unless you do other things which justify more than 4GB I would suggest saving yourself some money and just getting 4GB.

    You won't be able to SLI with an AMD motherboard unless you do the driver hack or get a new 900 series chipset which would increase the price quite substantially. So you don't need a '750'W PSU and the Earthwatts EA750 is quite an old power supply by now, which doesn't perform as well as a lot of more modern units. It is also soon going to be replaced by a newer model - the Earthwatts Green EA-750 80Plus Bronze.

    XFX 650W XXX Edition 80Plus Bronze Modular $89 ($20 rebate, $4 shipping)
    This would leave some upgrade options open down the road.

    This would be a bit more appropriate for a build with a single graphics card:
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze $69 ($3 shipping)
    But is basically the same price as the XFX is after the rebate so you might prefer to go for that.

    Another good option for a case would be the CM 690 II Advanced $90 ($10 rebate, $6 shipping)
  5. One of my favorites is the CM Storm Scout, going for 89.99 on right now. It has plenty of room to work in, does a good job with airflow, is practically tool-less, and has nice shiny lights :D I'm also a fan of the 4 usb ports up on top of the case.
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    its got loads of cases and good price
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