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Best looking budget gaming case for 25$

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January 29, 2012 1:04:15 PM

the case must provide better cooling with good look may be any brand

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January 29, 2012 2:54:41 PM


There are many cases in the $50-$70 range, however the Antec 300 (new version out Antec Three Hundred Two) is actually one of the best when it comes to airflow, and that is one of the things you need for a gaming case.
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January 29, 2012 3:53:39 PM

vishalaestro said:
but antec 300 and cm 430 doesnt look like good design to me is there any other at that price range..

I picked cheap, they will take fan upgrades but did you expect something better for $25?
The CM offers tool less design the Antec comes with plenty of spaces for fans and intake filters!
Here is an Rosewill with free shipping @ $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and another one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 29, 2012 4:50:53 PM

I think $25 for a good looking gaming case is not realistic.

1) As to looks, that is a personal thing. I don't like side windows and "bling"; others want them. I like small simple classic cases, others want tall streamlined cases...
You get the idea. Looks is YOUR call to make.

2) For gaming, any case with two 120mm intake or exhaust fans, or equivalent will be perfectly fine fo gaming with a single graphics card.
If it gets a bit hot, so be it, the graphics cards and cpu's are built to take it.

3) On pricing, add in the shipping costs. Cases can be heavy, and cost $20 to ship.

4) Features count too. I don't value toolless much. Only if you are constantly swapping parts might that be good.
I do like washable intake filters. It is a pain to take your pc apart every quarter to clean out the dust and cat hair.

5) Size matters too. A strong graphics card can be 12" long. Many strong graphics cards will be 10.5" Check that first or you will have to mod the case yourself.
Will it hold your parts? Most gamers will use only one or two drives. Possibly one mught be a 2.5"SSD. For that, you can use a m-ATX motherboard which will be smaller and cheaper. Perhaps an even smaller M-ITX motherboard.

6) Quality counts. Cheap cases will bend, crack, rust, or whatever, and need replacing.

7) Customer support?? Antec will replace any parts that breaks with no hassle.

8) Here is a $40 case with free shipping that looks good and will do the job. NZXT source 210:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In the end. pick a case you lust after. Overspend your budget to do so. You will be looking at it for a long time.
Remember that the bitterness of a poor product lingers long after the sweetness of the price is forgotten.
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January 29, 2012 4:54:12 PM

This is a nice Rosewill case as well, same price/shipping too.

Rosewill GEAR X3 Gaming ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As Geofelt points out lengthy video cards can be a problem, this case has a removable hard drive cage that allows it to support cards up to 15.36"

This video shows the case and the removable cage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o7WBSYyL-4

I bought a Rosewill Smart One for the same price to use for my Dads computer I built him, and wish they had the one I listed when I bought it, its a much better case with an easily removable filter for the front vs the one in my dads that requires the entire front bezel to be removed to clean it.
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January 30, 2012 8:55:28 AM

geofelt said:
I think $25 for a good looking gaming case is not realistic.

1) As to looks, that is a personal thing. I don't like side windows and "bling"; others want them. I like small simple classic cases, others want tall streamlined cases...
You get the idea. Looks is YOUR call to make.

2) For gaming, any case with two 120mm intake or exhaust fans, or equivalent will be perfectly fine fo gaming with a single graphics card.
If it gets a bit hot, so be it, the graphics cards and cpu's are built to take it.

3) On pricing, add in the shipping costs. Cases can be heavy, and cost $20 to ship.

4) Features count too. I don't value toolless much. Only if you are constantly swapping parts might that be good.
I do like washable intake filters. It is a pain to take your pc apart every quarter to clean out the dust and cat hair.

5) Size matters too. A strong graphics card can be 12" long. Many strong graphics cards will be 10.5" Check that first or you will have to mod the case yourself.
Will it hold your parts? Most gamers will use only one or two drives. Possibly one mught be a 2.5"SSD. For that, you can use a m-ATX motherboard which will be smaller and cheaper. Perhaps an even smaller M-ITX motherboard.

6) Quality counts. Cheap cases will bend, crack, rust, or whatever, and need replacing.

7) Customer support?? Antec will replace any parts that breaks with no hassle.

8) Here is a $40 case with free shipping that looks good and will do the job. NZXT source 210:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In the end. pick a case you lust after. Overspend your budget to do so. You will be looking at it for a long time.
Remember that the bitterness of a poor product lingers long after the sweetness of the price is forgotten.

i find many local cabinets which have fan fittings for air intake and 1 fan fitting place for exhaust.is that type of cabinet enough for a single card gaming system like a i5 2400 and a gtx 560
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January 30, 2012 10:14:58 AM

vishalaestro said:
i find many local cabinets which have fan fittings for air intake and 1 fan fitting place for exhaust.is that type of cabinet enough for a single card gaming system like a i5 2400 and a gtx 560

Yes it is.
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January 30, 2012 11:39:51 AM

rolli59 said:
Yes it is.

it costs only 10$ but im feared whether it will cause rust problems because it has no warranty...can i still go for it
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January 30, 2012 5:24:52 PM

if you do not care to much about build quality then it should do fine.
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January 31, 2012 12:44:02 AM

rolli59 said:
if you do not care to much about build quality then it should do fine.

what are the aspects that has to be looked while buying a cabinet to provide best airflow..
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January 31, 2012 1:14:34 AM

Best answer selected by vishalaestro.
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January 31, 2012 12:19:19 PM

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