Suggest a good chassis.

Hello,
I was looking for a nice chassis for my following system specs :

i5 2500k (later installed with an aftermarket cooler)
8GB RAM (dual kit)
gtx 560 ti (zotac)
corsair GS600 PSU
Gigabte Z68AP-D3 (ATX)

I am looking for a chassis that has -
-bottom PSU mounting
-good cooling
-in good budget (~60$)

And I dont think I will be able to find Antec chassis in my country.
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  1. cooler master storm scout looks nice... 60$... good luck finding a good case :P

    edit: where are you from, its hard to find a good case for under 100$ in canada
  2. I am from India, and my budget is around 60-70 USD.
  3. oh ok, http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-Storm-Scout/dp/B00243HHNY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241551417&sr=8-2

    its close, but thats around the point where if you go much cheaper the quality will drop quite alot
  4. Haf 912 or antec 300, take your pick. Or the bitfenix outlaw.
  5. Actually, HAF 912 is around 110 USD in my region. Antec looks nice.
    BTW, I was looking at some NZXT cases - lexa S, guardian 921 RB, gamma (very affordable),tempest 410,etc.
    Are those good?
    Cause I am getting them at between 50$-100$, and kinda liking gamma blacck (52$).
    Any suggestions??
  6. Bit fenix outlaw.
  7. i dont think I can get bitfenix here.

    Here are my picks =

    antec 300 (for superior cooling) - 70$
    nzxt gamma black (budget and requirement) - 50$
    cooler master elite 431 (superior cooling and budget) - 60$

    the looks of coolermaster are the best, but still not comparable to a CM 690 II.
  8. Antec 300
  9. One more question -

    between Antec 300 and NZXT tempest 410, what is the difference??

    cause antec is cheaper by 20$ but both are similar in looks. They also have similar cooling designs!
  10. The nzxt has better cooling performance as far as I can see.
  11. oh, so antec 300 doesn't have bottom cooling or dual fans at the top. Hmmm.....
  12. no HAF, please, its overpriced here.

    By the way, I am seeing at cooler master elite 430. Nice chassis, with the foollowing fans specs-

    Top: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional) :-D
    Front: 120 mm blue LED fan x 1,140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
    Rear: 80/90/120 mm fan x1(optional)
    Side: 120 mm fan x 1(optional)
    Bottom:80/90/120 mm fan x1(optional) :-D

    So? what d'ya think?
  13. I'd take a look at these cases and buy what you like.
    CM 431 Elite = not bad for a budget gamer - i own a 430 Elite - only one fan + usb 3.0
    Antec 100 = cheaper then 300 and actually has cable management and includes two fans.
    NZXT Source 210 Elite - includes two fans and usb 3.0
  14. amuffin said:
    Antec 300
  15. davcon said:
    I'd take a look at these cases and buy what you like.
    CM 431 Elite = not bad for a budget gamer - i own a 430 Elite - only one fan + usb 3.0
    Antec 100 = cheaper then 300 and actually has cable management and includes two fans.
    NZXT Source 210 Elite - includes two fans and usb 3.0



    I was preferring elite 430 over 431 just cause 430 looks better to me.

    so now i have these choices -

    -nzxt gamma
    -nzxt beta evo
    -nzxt tempest 210
    -coolermaster 430 elite
    -nzxt source 220
    -antec 100 lite/antec 300


    among these??
  16. gam0reily said:
    I was preferring elite 430 over 431 just cause 430 looks better to me.

    so now i have these choices -

    -nzxt gamma
    -nzxt beta evo
    -nzxt tempest 210
    -coolermaster 430 elite
    -nzxt source 220
    -antec 100 lite/antec 300


    among these??

    If i were buying a case today i'd definitely choose one with USB 3.0.
    If that doesn't matter to you buy whatever you prefer.
    Cases that include two fans are a better value imo if the cost is the same.
    If the 431 was available when i bought my 430 i would have chosen it.
    Not much change other then the front panel inclusion of USB 3.0 and relocation of power and reset buttons.
    Window side panel doesn't have fan mount on 431,i think it's nicer looking.(reduces dust intake,improves airflow,probably quieter)
  17. elite 430 FTW
    i am buying it tommorow :D
  18. but the front panel, especially the lower part of 431 seems quite unappealing to me.

    BTW, for a USB 3.0 front port, I also need to have an extra USB 3.0 on my mobo right?
    But my mobo only has 2 USB 3.0 ports and that 2 at the back panel! ;-(
  19. well, the following support USB 3.0 -

    -coolermaster elite 431 plus
    - nzxt source 220
    - nzxt tempest 210

    all these look quite similar and have similar cooling designs (top, bottom, side, rear).
    the 431 has a side window though. Hmm....
  20. gam0reily said:
    well, the following support USB 3.0 -

    -coolermaster elite 431 plus
    - nzxt source 220
    - nzxt tempest 210

    all these look quite similar and have similar cooling designs (top, bottom, side, rear).
    the 431 has a side window though. Hmm....

    Yeah all 3 of those support fp usb3.
    Not a big deal since your mobo doesn't have an internal usb3 header.
    Get the 430 then since you prefer it.
    It's a nice case!i like mine.
    I'd bought 2 extra fans though = you need at least one more fan,2 more ideally.(one for back and a top exhaust.)
    Cooler Master Elite 430
    http://techshop.in/store/product_info.php?products_id=8313
    COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CK-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
    http://www.theitwares.com/cooler-master-r4l2r20ckgp-120mm-blue-case-p-935.html
    http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?productID=6189
    CoolerMaster - Blue LED silent fan 140mm = for front intake or just buy one 120mm R4 sickleflow
    http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?productID=15734
  21. if I were to use a front USB 3.0, what kinda mobo should I be working with? Any budget mobo u hav in mind??
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