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August 13, 2012 5:25:58 PM

I'm building a new system and am looking for a case under $60 i really don't want to go over $60. Here are my parts:
CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7850 2GB
RAM: G.Skill 4 GB Ripjaws 1600
PSU: OCZ ZS 550W
HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
CD/DVD: Samsung 22x Burner
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro4
I'm currently looking at the Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 for $58 or the Antec 302 for $53 which case is better, are there any other cases that are better in this price range? I'm looking for maximum cooling but good looks, looks are not necessary but is preffered. (I like red/blue LEDs) Thanks for your help!:) 

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August 13, 2012 5:36:02 PM

That case looks good only thing that worries me is no USB 3.0 and also not sure if Realtek AC97 is good or not.
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August 13, 2012 7:19:11 PM

Hi :) 

There was a famous American racing driver who once said..."If you have a $10 brain, buy a $10 helmet" ....

You are spending a LOT of money on those parts and for that price you are only going to get a crap case...

All the best Brett :) 
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August 13, 2012 7:30:09 PM

Well the computer is only $550 thanks to MicroCenter and the cases aren't crap just not high end any way I'm trying to keep the case under $60 so thanks for your help :) 
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August 13, 2012 7:56:57 PM

I don think you will find much with usb3 for less than 60. Newegg has 10 or so to choose from.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have built 100s of pcs and used all types of casses. In reality if you are gentile with it and you treat it like a computer and not as a bench or a step stool a thin light case will be fine.
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August 13, 2012 8:08:39 PM

Your really not going to get a good case that's worth buying with leds at that price point sorry it's just not possible but if your willing to spend a little more it's well worth it and you'll not regret it in the long run like you will if you buy one of those cheapo poorly made cases it really sucks i know but anyway here are some suggestions good luck! Case:Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2012 9:26:50 PM

I don't think your getting the point the reason why your getting cases recommended over 60 is because there really no case worth buying for less anyways the best cases in your budget are
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
$10 off w/ promo code EMCYTZT2045, ends 8/14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2012 9:30:13 PM

Sorry but I am not willing to spend over $60 and what makes say a Storm Enforcer better than an Antec Three Hundred Two? Also the Antec Three Hundred Two usually sells for around $70 so does the Zalamn Z11 Plus abd I just don't see what is so much better, maybe if you can convince me I will consider it.
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August 13, 2012 9:34:24 PM

ssj58trunks said:
Sorry but I am not willing to spend over $60 and what makes say a Storm Enforcer better than an Antec Three Hundred Two?
Well no need to be sorry but i wouldn't recommend you to buy a shitty case that wouldn't be a very nice thing to do.Anyway, the reason it's better is because it's bigger better built has better cable management options and better air flow.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
August 13, 2012 9:38:20 PM

I am not here to convince you.If you want to buy a cheap case go for it. that's your choice not mine i am just trying to help it's your money do as you please.
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August 13, 2012 9:40:27 PM

How does the Rosewill Challenger stack up to an Antec Three Hundred Two or Zalman Z11 Plus because both are very appealing to me in terms of cable management and cooling
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August 13, 2012 9:48:50 PM

The others have more room for cable management,but the price makes it a great buy!
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August 13, 2012 9:51:45 PM

there's absolutely nothing wrong with a HAF 912 or a Three Hundred Two. Check out what the Toms Hardware $500 builds use for a case, that'll probably give you some options. don't get pushed into going over budget. There are plenty of cases for less than $60 that will do you just fine. Heck, there are cases that will do for $40 or even less. One thing to consider is that even the thin, flimsy cases actually get stronger as you screw stuff into it. basically the components become stressed members inside the case. This may not sound like a good thing, but like the other poster said, as long as you don't sit on it, you won't really have a problem. Just make sure the airflow is ok.

that rosewill one actually looks like a good choice.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
August 13, 2012 9:54:56 PM

My son used it in his first build it's a pretty nice choice and he paid $60.00.
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August 13, 2012 9:56:10 PM

Ever check out the Corsair 300R?

Otherwise, the CM storm case suggested earlier is a really good one.

Airflow, included fans, ease of use, durability are all things to consider when buying a case.

Newegg has video previews available for most computer cases. Maybe check some of those out and get a better idea of what will work for you and why.
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August 13, 2012 9:56:52 PM

Thanks so much for your help everyone, I treat my computer really well and dont let it fall or hit it or anything like that. I'm now leaning towards a Rosewill Challenger but I still just want to know if it is worth getting it over the Antec 302/ Z11 plus because the promo code ends tomorrow and I am planning to buy in a week or so.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
August 13, 2012 9:59:17 PM

Keep us posted on the progress of your build.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
August 13, 2012 10:00:20 PM

That would be up to you.The forum members have given you some nice suggestions.
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a c 2282 ) Power supply
August 13, 2012 10:07:08 PM

Good choices,they are nice cases. :D 
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August 13, 2012 10:07:35 PM

Yea will do thank you so much for your help :)  Now I am deciding between the Z11, the Challenger, and the Antec 302.
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August 13, 2012 10:10:36 PM

bliq00 said:
there's absolutely nothing wrong with a HAF 912 or a Three Hundred Two. Check out what the Toms Hardware $500 builds use for a case, that'll probably give you some options. don't get pushed into going over budget. There are plenty of cases for less than $60 that will do you just fine. Heck, there are cases that will do for $40 or even less. One thing to consider is that even the thin, flimsy cases actually get stronger as you screw stuff into it. basically the components become stressed members inside the case. This may not sound like a good thing, but like the other poster said, as long as you don't sit on it, you won't really have a problem. Just make sure the airflow is ok.

that rosewill one actually looks like a good choice.
Unless your talking about a case that's on sale or with using a promo code there is no such case worth buying for $40.00 the HAF 912 and the Rosewill CHALLENGER is as cheap as it gets for a decent case
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