Best PC case for around 50 bucks?

I need to get the best case for the best price...

What I'm planning on using,

Processor- Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8 GHz Intel HD Graphics Retail 2.8 2 LGA 1155

Mobo- BIOSTAR H61MLC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

GPU-EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

HDD- Western Digital WDBABV7500ABK-NESN Elements SE Portable 750GB External Hard Drive - USB 2.0

PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


If you could tell me if all of these would work together too, would be great.
Or, if you have any suggestions for better deals would be appreciated.

Thanks :D
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  1. Antec Three Hundred.

    I had one for 3 years and loved it. Not the biggest case in the world but has very decent cable management, excellent cooling and very well built. The only reason I moved up to this 500R is that I wanted to venture into water cooling and needed a little more room. Other than that, its a great case and I highly recommend it.
  2. axe1592 said:
    Antec Three Hundred.

    I had one for 3 years and loved it. Not the biggest case in the world but has very decent cable management, excellent cooling and very well built. The only reason I moved up to this 500R is that I wanted to venture into water cooling and needed a little more room. Other than that, its a great case and I highly recommend it.



    Thanks for the fast reply! It looks pretty good. I'll definitely take it into consideration.
  3. JasonNY said:
    Thanks for the fast reply! It looks pretty good. I'll definitely take it into consideration.


    along with the antec 300, a fine case, ill quote myself on a post from a similar question the other day

    cooler master HAF 912 & elite 431
    bit fenix outlaw & shinobi
    corsair carbide 300R
    Fractal Design Core 3000
    zalman Z9 / Z9+
    NZXT Tempest 210

    just to name the many solid cases out there in that price range. personally, i would get the BitFenix Shinobi. cases are mostly subjective so looks play a big factor in getting a case. Most cases have similar fan lay outs so no need to worry about one case's claim as being "better" at cooling since one or two after market fans can change the entire airflow of a case unless you don't want to purchase additional fans or have none on hand.
  4. Did you already buy that if not what's your budget anyway for cases around that price range Case:NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trimhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146077#top
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146077#top

    Case:Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042#top

    Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153#top


    Case:NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025#top


    Case:Antec Gaming Series one illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129182#top

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
  5. I recommend the HAF 912. It's a simple case with ample airflow and lots of room for cable management. Being an Antec owner, they really miss the mark with room for cables.

    I like Antec's exteriors more than the HAF series, but Coolermaster knows how to build a very well functioning case imo.
  6. Quote:
    PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


    You need a different power supply. that is a real crappy one.

    Try this one instead

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $34.99 after rebate.
  7. AlderonnX said:
    Quote:
    PSU- Coolmax 400-W Power Supply - V-400, 400-Watt, ATX, 80mm Fan, SATA-Ready, 20/24-Pin


    You need a different power supply. that is a real crappy one.

    Try this one instead

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $34.99 after rebate.


    Good catch AlderonnX, and I absolutely agree that Coolmax PSU is junk. Although right now on newegg.com you can get a Seasonic 520W 80 PLUS BRONZE for 59 I think? $40 off with no rebate!

    Modular too!
  8. Coolmax is not high on the list of quality psu's.

    I suggest using the Antec NSK 4482 which comes with an excellent 380w psu.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129071
    Antec is about the only case vendor that has good included psu's.
    Check their other cases too.

    You do not want to use an external usb attached hard drive drive for your main drive. Performance would stink.

    If budget will allow, I suggest a intel 330 series SSD for the os and some apps. 120gb if you can, 60gb if you must.

    You will probably want a dvd drive too; about $20.
  9. The Zalman Z9 plus is an awesome case for the money, just look up some reviews and the customer comments on Newegg/NCIX. There are alot of value and features included in this case, just check out the specs ;) : NCIX $44.99($34.99 after rebate) http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57910&vpn=Z9%20Plus&manufacture=ZALMAN TECH&promoid=1048
    I linked NCIX(US) since the price is $20-30 below the price on newegg right now, because it's on sale.
  10. This is my revised gaming set up....


    Processor- Intel Pentium G840 Dual Core 2.8 GHz Intel HD Graphics Retail 2.8 2 LGA 1155

    Mobo- BIOSTAR H61MLC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

    GPU-EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16

    HDD- Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

    Case- Antec NSK 4482 Black / Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply

    PSU- comes with the case


    So once again, if you could tell me if these will work well together and are worth the money.
  11. Looks good.
  12. That will be a good combo for you.
  13. looking good!
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