I'm putting together a new work system for my father and could use some case recommendations.
Budget: Flexible, but around $50 - $100
-ATX mid tower - He uses too many slots to go matx, but full tower is too big
-Quiet - Doesn't need to be silent, but definitely can't be loud
-Decent cooling - I'm planning to OC, but not really overvolt. Willing to give up some performance here for quiet
-Not look like a gamer case - You know what I mean
-3 5.25" bays - Yes, he uses 3
-1+ USB 3.0 ports
I haven't picked specific parts for it yet, but to give an idea of what will probably be inside:
I5-2500K w/ 3rd party heatsink/fan
cheap video card - the machine does sometimes double as a media player
2 internal hard drives
2 more internal dives mounted in removable drive cages - eventually I'll get him to change to real external drives
The CM690II does have a switch to turn off front leds.
It's not loud but my 902 is quieter and has more fans mounted.
I have a CM690II = great case.
I replaced my Antec 300 with it = built my Dad a rig in the 300.
The 300 is actually quiet imo.
The CM690II will be shipped with USB 3.0 versions very soon.
Gets decent reviews. Just keep in mind that with the HDD cages you'll only have 230mm (9in) in clearance for gpus. While this will work for budget cards, most gaming cards today are in excess of 10".
It also only ships with a single rear exhaust fan which isn't ample for cooling today's systems effectively. This isn't a huge deal as you can pick up Yate Loons for about 4 bucks a pop and they destroy 95% of fans stuck in even high end cases.