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What's a beautiful case to go with my rig?

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March 10, 2012 7:31:55 PM

I have an Antec 300. They just came out with the 302 which has better cable management and USB 3.0 front panel.

That said, what case you get is TOTALLY up to you! You aren't going to see the mobo or PSU, so you need something 'pretty' to you. Do you like Black, or LED lighting, or two tone? See what I mean? You have an ATX board, so you need a mid to full tower case.

Go to newegg, pull up the Computer cases link :
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...
And find the ones that appeal to you asthetically. Then start seeing which ones are USB 3.0 front panel, have the drive bays you need, etc etc. Looks are top in case choosing with functionality going hand in hand with it.
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March 10, 2012 7:48:43 PM

scottiemedic said:
I have an Antec 300. They just came out with the 302 which has better cable management and USB 3.0 front panel.

That said, what case you get is TOTALLY up to you! You aren't going to see the mobo or PSU, so you need something 'pretty' to you. Do you like Black, or LED lighting, or two tone? See what I mean? You have an ATX board, so you need a mid to full tower case.

Go to newegg, pull up the Computer cases link :
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor...
And find the ones that appeal to you asthetically. Then start seeing which ones are USB 3.0 front panel, have the drive bays you need, etc etc. Looks are top in case choosing with functionality going hand in hand with it.


Believe me, I'm techy, I'm just not in the mood to research and I would love to see if you could answer this: Will this case meet my needs? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I love the look. Will it fit?
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March 10, 2012 7:48:43 PM

Please don't get that motherboard. It's ridiculously expensive and doesn't have anything a $180 board doesn't besides three-way SLI capability. If that's really important to you, go X79, but that'd be a pretty crazy budget. I recommend going with something much cheaper.

Yeah, the case goes completely by stylistic preference. With an ATX motherboard, which you should get, just about any case will work. Just trawl the Egg.
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March 10, 2012 8:04:00 PM

To directly answer your new question, yes, that case is completely appropriate for your needs, and I take it that it appeals to you.

Only thing about it is that is has USB 2.0 on the front panel, not 3.0. You have to weigh the importance of that. Do you have or plan on getting USB 3.0 products that you will NEED the front panel to be 3.0 or not? If not, then 2.0 will suffice.
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March 10, 2012 8:08:41 PM
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March 10, 2012 10:59:49 PM

Best answer selected by ttg_avenged.
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March 10, 2012 11:00:30 PM
March 11, 2012 8:07:44 AM

Glad you like it :-)
Its a very moddable case as well, I have the original black model
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March 11, 2012 9:31:12 AM

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