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January 24, 2012 10:24:55 PM

i have been looking at some new cases for my custum built (because my old one kinda SUCKED). i can't find any that i like but then again i have a long list of requrements any suggestions on which one?

1. must be cheap (85$ or under)
2. must be mid tower able to support both a atx bord and a large graphics card
3. psu preferably top mounted.
4. at least 2 stock fans
5. good ventilation
6. want it to look good without out side windows or led fans
7 CANNOT be gigantic (has to fit withen my old computer desk)

sooooo yeah i relize its a long list but any suggestions?

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January 25, 2012 12:10:37 AM

im liking it but it's on the borderline of my desk space so (it has a seprate compartment for the computer) which means to little panel on the top may be a real pain but i'll have to check.
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January 25, 2012 12:42:42 AM

Why would you want a top-mounted PSU? That's less thermally efficient.
There are many cases like this. Just trawl Newegg, sorting by lowest price and starting around $50, and check out whatever isn't too flashy for you. "ATX mid tower" is a Newegg category.

On another note, good ventilation will be pointless if you stick the whole thing in a little wooden box in your desk. That could be a pretty serious thermal issue if you're doing a high-end build. Does the compartment have a solid back, or can the case exhaust? Can you post a picture?
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January 25, 2012 12:51:42 AM

haf 912
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January 25, 2012 2:27:25 AM

Top mount psu and shoved in a compartment = crippled thermal performance!
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January 25, 2012 5:55:43 PM

my case would be able to exhaust and i was looking for a top mounted because i don't have much experince with bottem mounted casess (more like none at all) and if something went wrong i don't want want to have to buy something(im at the end of my budget).

also my build is not high end at all (socket 939+ hd 4650 agp version).
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