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August 14, 2011 3:57:26 AM

I need a new case. Plain and simple. The old one is small, has terrible airflow, and only supports microATX motherboards. The problem is that case reviews/comparisons are so few and far between it's hard to get a good feel for what is quality and what isn't.
I generally look for:
A. Bottom mount PSU
B. Ability to mount intake fans on the bottom of the case and outflow on top.
C. Side panel window
D. Low price

Any and every suggestion is appreciated.

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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 14, 2011 3:05:28 PM

What is your budget?
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a b ) Power supply
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August 14, 2011 3:06:26 PM

Are you capable of case modding? Do you have a dremel?

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August 14, 2011 4:58:37 PM

I can case mod and I'm thinking no more than $75.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 14, 2011 5:10:20 PM

Great case with lots of mod potential, get out the dremel and make your own side window, perspex is cheap enough.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2011 10:19:45 AM

Seems good value for money, report back and let us no how you get on with it, pics of your build and mods would be good to.
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August 26, 2011 2:32:06 AM

Ok I'll get some pics of the new build on Monday when I'm back in town. I wrote up a review on newegg so I'll put up some of the highlights and a link.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-147-...
It's the one titled "A Big Win"

The main strong points were its Functional capability with amazing airflow and its visual appeal with a look of dominance and the bright leds.
The main weak point was the build quality. The metal I/O shield had to be chiseled off and one of the 4 included fans was broken. Screws strip and snap through the plastic easily. It's not a problem for me since it didn't affect the usability of the case, but it could be a problem ofr others.

Overall I was impressed with what I could get for $54 (shell shocker deal)
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