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August 6, 2011 7:42:26 PM

I need to find a budget case, which has good airflow (for heavy OC), front usb3.0 ports, and as small as possible(least important).
Budget around US$50-65

These are the components:
CPU: Core i5-2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X (2x4Gb)
boot drive: Crucial m4 128GB 2.5"
storage: WD Caviar Green sata2 500GB 3.5"
Optical drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST
cpu heatsink: Thermalright Silver Arrow

(I would like to have the space to add up to two gpus in the future.)

Thanks.

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August 6, 2011 9:11:34 PM

A nice case, but no front USB 3.0 ports.

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August 6, 2011 9:40:40 PM

There are very few cases with usb 3 and on top of that, there are not many cases at 50-$65 that are good quality and good airflow. There are only 2 cases that I found within that price, the nzxt source 210 elite and the thermaltake a60. Now I don't know anything about these cases and I've spoon fed you enough, so you look for reviews. Not trying to be mean.

Also if I were to spend that much money on a rig, I wouldn't cheap out on anything.

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August 6, 2011 10:14:31 PM

You get what you pay for buddy, and basically your asking to much for to little. And think about it, why buy a Monet and then put it in your garden shed?
August 6, 2011 10:20:00 PM

Well, part of the problem is at the high end, they start adding things like lights and side panels that may not appeal to everybody.

Why pay a premium price for gimmicks?
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August 6, 2011 11:35:30 PM

Silver stone FT02, no lights no gimmicks just a very good air cooled high end all aluminium case for a high end system, for your budget the best you can hope for is an antec 100.

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August 7, 2011 12:20:11 AM
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Uther39 said:
Silver stone FT02, no lights no gimmicks just a very good air cooled high end all aluminium case for a high end system, for your budget the best you can hope for is an antec 100.


Actually its the antec 300 which fits all his requests except for usb 3.0
August 7, 2011 12:36:20 AM

My question is: Why do you need USB 3.0 in the front?
August 7, 2011 1:24:53 AM

Okay, I guess I will just settle for an antec 300
August 7, 2011 1:25:40 AM

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August 7, 2011 1:27:08 AM

There are cases in that price range with just as good air flow, but smaller. However, that is a wonderful case. You should be happy with it. :) 
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August 7, 2011 10:20:46 AM

Amen!
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