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June 22, 2012 4:59:50 PM

I'm a new computer builder starting on my first build. Looking around at cases, I find that many of them are $50 to $100 dollars, just for a case! My question is, do cases even matter that much? I mean, other than aesthetics, will buying a high quality, flashy, $100 case help my build in any way rather than picking up an on sale $25 case?

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June 22, 2012 5:12:14 PM

Cases make a big difference, not in the performance of your system, but in how easy it is to put it together, maintain, and modify/customize. 50 to 100 dollars is not alot of money for a well built case. You need to set your sights a bit higher.
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June 22, 2012 5:47:23 PM

feedtheduck said:
I'm a new computer builder starting on my first build. Looking around at cases, I find that many of them are $50 to $100 dollars, just for a case! My question is, do cases even matter that much? I mean, other than aesthetics, will buying a high quality, flashy, $100 case help my build in any way rather than picking up an on sale $25 case?


I think with Corsairs 400R you can get a nice modern flashy case with all the bells and whistles

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 22, 2012 5:54:53 PM

Okay. So, I want a case that is easy to put together and looks relatively good. Having some lights and a small window on the side is always a plus. My budget is $50 or less. Any suggestions?
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June 22, 2012 7:31:13 PM

Neither of those two cases has USB 3 ports on the front panel, which knocks them out of my running immediately.
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June 22, 2012 10:09:08 PM

Oh yeah, I see. But you couldn't just add an expansion card or something to the front? Because I want it to have an sd card reader too, so...
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June 22, 2012 10:12:58 PM

good point. I see Newegg even has a multi card reader with a USB3 port
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June 22, 2012 10:14:50 PM

Out of those two links i would only pick the antec300
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June 22, 2012 10:43:59 PM

Uther39 said:
Out of those two links i would only pick the antec300

Why? What's wrong with the other one? In my personal opinion, I don't really like the plain box cases. I don't know why, but they just don't appeal to me that much.

And what card/usb reader should I get? Would I install this just like a cd drive?
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June 22, 2012 11:37:21 PM

OK stop it already and read the whole thread will you, his budget is $50 !
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