Need help choosing a case

Hi all!
I am in the process of constructing a gaming PC, with a view to overclock, crossfire and put a 6 core in the future.
Could you let me know if there is anything wrong with it so far:

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965
Motherboard - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600mHz DDR3
GPU - Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6850
PSU - 600W Mod X Stream-Pro

HDD is in process of being chosen
Samsung DVD RW

I was looking at cases with built in fan controllers (to save money and to control the sound of my PC when watching Movies).
Some Cases I've had my eye on are:

Zalman Z9 Plus
Apevia X-plorer (though I head these are quite cheap)
The gaming cases on

my budget is about £60 MAX

Thanks for helping! :D
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  1. Also looking at the CiT Vantage, also seems a bit too budget.
  2. Was your budget supposed to be 600 pounds?
  3. No, he means Sixty pounds for the case I believe
  4. indeed, the whole thing needs to max out at £450 so i only have £60 left to spend. BTW, Moto, respect to Serenity
  5. Ty, nice to see a fellow Browncoat :)
    Havent found many fancontroller fitted cases, there are plenty of fan controllers out there that slip into a drive bay though
    even some for floppydrive bays :)
    **Edit, I'd also drop the ram to 4Gb if your just gaming, save £40
    although I just found this?
    Hope it helps
  6. ooo, shiny :)
    ye I did some research on the NZXT and the Zalman, the Z9 plus turns out to be the prefered case amoungst the masses. The HAF 932, is way over my budget.
    I'm more concerned whether Zalmans are good quality cases or not.
    EDIT - AHH too late, can't cancel the RAM. Surely games in the future will start to use more RAM?
  7. I don't have any links to post up, but I'm a huge fan of Lian Li cases, so you might research those. There are some cheaper ones that should fit into your price range, and they are usually very user friendly. All thumb screws, removable mother board tray, and so on.

    Also, I have to throw a shout out to the Browncoats as well! Love me some Firefly!
  8. Can't hurt to have the extra ram for future as you say so if its ordered Dwai,
    the extra money would've opened up the case budget to about £100, you could've looked at a lot more cases including my favourite atm,
    Case like that, be with you till the day you die :)
    (Only cause I'm building in one hehe)
  9. am I really going to need a case that big, moto?
  10. I think you'll be fine with a mid tower tbh,
    but I couldn't resist plugging my case de jour :P
    You can chop em up good too :)
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