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April 12, 2012 2:31:51 PM

hello there,Since my cousin got my old computer , she play's it intensively. I am worried about the life of the computer, since it's just a FrankenCase with lot's of fans but has a very small space in between the hardware's. I am looking for a good computer casing, with great airflow for gaming that is below 80$(php4,000.00) please give the top 5 best cases among them if possible, I will really appreciate it
this is the site we're we can choose from,

http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis.html?limit=30

thank you very much :love: 

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a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 3:58:22 PM

before prescribing a case, we'll need to know what you're going to transplant inot the new case.

micro atx case
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/fractal-core-1000...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/fractal-arc-mini....

atx case
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/corsair-carbide-4...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/silverstone-preci...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/aerocool-x-one-ad...

choices are really limited - but i'll go with the corsair carbide and the fractal(if you're going mATX mobo)
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a c 124 ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 4:25:42 PM

My long standing fav is the Antec Illusion for budget builds.... only beef is they have as yet not added a USB 3 front case port.
April 12, 2012 5:50:54 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
My long standing fav is the Antec Illusion for budget builds.... only beef is they have as yet not added a USB 3 front case port.

If you add 2 blue LED fans in the front you have a Antec 300 Illusion with USB 3.0 in the front ;) 
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5462/antec-three-hundred-...
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 7:02:37 PM

Keep in mind that Fractal Design Arc Mini only supports Mini and Micro ATX motherboards... Standard ATX won't fit.

Best choice of those by far would be the Corsair Carbide 400R, but it's slightly out of budget range.

Antec Three Hundred is another good choice and well within budget range.

I'd really consider getting the 400R, even if it's a bit more expansive than planned. :) 
April 12, 2012 8:35:56 PM

guys

the newer antec cases have usb3

i was chatting to one of them at "the gedget show yesterday"

the antec 300 2,100,900 and 1200 have usb3 i believe now


the 1200 isnt much bigger than the 300 if im honest


not when you compare it to some of the monster one's overclockers uk was showing off
April 12, 2012 9:38:53 PM

Lutfij said:
before prescribing a case, we'll need to know what you're going to transplant inot the new case.

micro atx case
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/fractal-core-1000...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/fractal-arc-mini....

atx case
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/corsair-carbide-4...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/silverstone-preci...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/aerocool-x-one-ad...

choices are really limited - but i'll go with the corsair carbide and the fractal(if you're going mATX mobo)


yes , I am sorry about that, here is the hardware's

ASUS P5G41T-MLX3
Intel Core 2 quad q6600 @ 2.4 (uh I think she overclocked it to 2.8ghz not sure... )
1 stick kingston 4 gig ram DDR3 1066? not sure
1 seagate barracuda hardrive 7200rpm
1 LG DVD drive 24x
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500 watt
nvidia 9800gt 512mb DDR3 ( his sister told me he replaced it with a gtx card, not sure which series it is though)

thank you for the suggestion's and reminding that I need to specify what hardware she has ;) 





thank you for the suggestion :) 


hellfire24 said:
arc mini is the best choice.it's roomy,good looking,cool and fairly quiet case-
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/fractal-arc-mini....
here's some thing to convince you-
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/microatx-gaming-ove...


thank you for the suggestion :)  and the link


JackNaylorPE said:
My long standing fav is the Antec Illusion for budget builds.... only beef is they have as yet not added a USB 3 front case port.


oh...that's cool, I'll look into it, thank you :) 



buckshot420 said:
If you add 2 blue LED fans in the front you have a Antec 300 Illusion with USB 3.0 in the front ;) 
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5462/antec-three-hundred-...


that's one sweet casing :D  I hope they have a stock of it thank you :) 

whatsthatnoise said:
Keep in mind that Fractal Design Arc Mini only supports Mini and Micro ATX motherboards... Standard ATX won't fit.

Best choice of those by far would be the Corsair Carbide 400R, but it's slightly out of budget range.

Antec Three Hundred is another good choice and well within budget range.

I'd really consider getting the 400R, even if it's a bit more expansive than planned. :) 



yea, that's great choice , but the price is a bit high in my budget :(  , thank you for the suggestion :) 


shanky887614 said:
guys

the newer antec cases have usb3

i was chatting to one of them at "the gedget show yesterday"

the antec 300 2,100,900 and 1200 have usb3 i believe now


the 1200 isnt much bigger than the 300 if im honest


not when you compare it to some of the monster one's overclockers uk was showing off



ah didn't know about that, as long it is below 80$ :lol:  and it would fit the hardware my cousin have, thank you :) 




so this is the hardware that need's a new home or casing

ASUS P5G41T-MLX3
Intel Core 2 quad q6600 @ 2.4 (uh I think she overclocked it to 2.8ghz not sure... )
1 stick kingston 4 gig ram DDR3 1066? not sure
1 seagate barracuda hardrive 7200rpm
1 LG DVD drive 24x
Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500 watt
nvidia 9800gt 512mb DDR3 ( his sister told me he replaced it with a gtx card, not sure which series it is though)

thank you very much for the help :love: 
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 9:48:39 PM

Since the motherboard you mention is in fact a Micro ATX board. Go with the Fractal Design Arc Mini. Great case, good quality and features.
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 10:35:53 PM

whatsthatnoise said:
Since the motherboard you mention is in fact a Micro ATX board. Go with the Fractal Design Arc Mini. Great case, good quality and features.

yah thats a good one +1 to whatsthatnoise . I just watched one used for a wet build actually http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl52C7iBnTg&list=UUsG6WX...
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 10:36:01 PM

your welcome :) 

so i yet reserve my ideas about the mATX cases - which are the Fractals linked in my initial post. however i do have a soft spot with the arc mini and would go nicely with the hardware you have since you have what most people would cal...hot headed parts :p 

happy shopping and i hope you like it.
April 12, 2012 10:36:53 PM

whatsthatnoise said:
Since the motherboard you mention is in fact a Micro ATX board. Go with the Fractal Design Arc Mini. Great case, good quality and features.

thank you for the great suggestion, but I'm afraid they are out of stock (the website isn't always updated that's why I am asking for top 5 casing's)
it's a shame that they don't have it at stock ( I just called them) :??: 


rufus_22 said:
yah thats a good one +1 to whatsthatnoise . I just watched one used for a wet build actually http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl52C7iBnTg&list=UUsG6WX...


that's really cool! :D  but... :??:  they are out of stock



Lutfij said:
your welcome :) 

so i yet reserve my ideas about the mATX cases - which are the Fractals linked in my initial post. however i do have a soft spot with the arc mini and would go nicely with the hardware you have since you have what most people would cal...hot headed parts :p 

happy shopping and i hope you like it.



damn :(  why are the good one's always out of stock... kindly suggest another great casing? if possible :??:  and if it's ok thank you

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a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 10:44:39 PM
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fractal core 1000
April 12, 2012 10:54:11 PM

Lutfij said:
fractal core 1000


thank you very much!!!(finally it's in stock :pt1cable:  ) I got just.. one more question :love: 
which among this is worth getting for future usage (for my boyfriend's boyfriend)

http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/antec-six-hundred...

http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/coolermaster-elit...

http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/coolermaster-elit...

http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/aerocool-strikex....

:love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love: 

thank you everyone!!!
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 10:59:43 PM

Lutfij said:
fractal core 1000


Good one, too. But really "bare bone", so to say. :) 

The CoolerMaster Elite 431 Plus looks okay for the price, also got one USB 3.0 port.

On a sidenote: Do you really have to buy there? Is there no Amazon or something? :p 
a b ) Power supply
April 12, 2012 11:45:03 PM

CoolerMaster Elite 371 would be my pic .. happy hunting :) 
April 13, 2012 12:05:21 AM

whatsthatnoise said:
Good one, too. But really "bare bone", so to say. :) 

The CoolerMaster Elite 431 Plus looks okay for the price, also got one USB 3.0 port.

On a sidenote: Do you really have to buy there? Is there no Amazon or something? :p 


there is, thing is my cousin's birthday is in 3 day's . and I don't have money at my bank account neither my boyfriend , cause I just builded my new rig couple of weeks ago @ newegg and amazon . That being said, I am on the rush to buy a gift for her :p  ;)  figured out giving her a new casing would be great since , she's using my old pentium 4 casing :wahoo: 
and thank you for the suggestion

Lutfij said:
Quote:
boyfriend's boyfriend
i won't go ahead with my imagination :p 

short listed to two:
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/antec-six-hundred...
http://pcx.com.ph/peripherals/chassis/aerocool-strikex....


silly head :lol:  are you suspecting me I am a guy :o  nah... I understand , a girl giving a boy a computer casing as a gift, you don't see that everyday right? ;)  :love: 

thank you for the suggestion

rufus_22 said:
CoolerMaster Elite 371 would be my pic .. happy hunting :) 


thank you for the suggestion :) 
a b ) Power supply
April 13, 2012 1:47:21 AM

:lol:  i saw your profile and noticed you were female. but a boyfriends boyfriend will mean something else. anyways, glad to be of help.
April 13, 2012 1:58:36 AM

Lutfij said:
:lol:  i saw your profile and noticed you were female. but a boyfriends boyfriend will mean something else. anyways, glad to be of help.


haha, I see :na: 
April 13, 2012 2:03:33 AM

anyway's we're getting off topic here I guess, All responses & suggestion's are great for me, everyone has the best answer, thank you very much for the help guys , I really appreciate it :love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love:  :love: 
since the this topic is about what casing should I buy from the website I posted,
I'll be choosing now,

for my boyfriend's casing , hmm that could wait for 2 month's, I am thinking of
cooler master casing or antec six hundred.

that's it...

again, thank you very much everyone for all the responses & suggestion :D 
April 13, 2012 2:04:09 AM

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a b ) Power supply
April 13, 2012 2:20:25 AM

and thank you for the BA vote
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