Best case under $100

Hi, I need some help to get a good case for my PC.
I don't have too much hardware just a micro-ATX Motherboard, Hyper 212+ and 1 Samsung 1TB HDD, just the relevant.

So I'm looking for something under $100 dollars, a quality case, with great features. Right now I like the NZXT H2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146072&name=Computer-Cases "Quiet case", HDD dock, great brushed aluminum finish in the front door, and lots of dust filters but has some cons.

The NZXT Temptest 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146081&name=Computer-Cases
Looks kinda cool, great ventilation but only 3 dust filters.
The Phantom 410 could work, I like the removable HDD cage, and the features, but is not really my style.

I really don't find a good case, could you suggest me a good case under $100 (I could strech my build a little bit, but that means I'll have to cheap out in a PSU but I'm planning to buy a Seasonic PSU)

Thanks
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  1. This here is a really good case and comes to a mere 59.99 after the rebate and was recommended by Tom's Hardware in 2012:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

    Its also wide enough for really tall heatsinks and long enough to fit even the longest video cards.

    And your rebate of $25 dollars comes in a prepaid 25 dollar card! :pt1cable:
  2. socialfox said:
    This here is a really good case and comes to a mere 59.99 after the rebate and was recommended by Tom's Hardware in 2012:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

    Its also wide enough for really tall heatsinks and long enough to fit even the longest video cards.

    And your rebate of $25 dollars comes in a prepaid 25 dollar card! :pt1cable:


    Oh the enforcer, it looks great but I prefer something without too much flashy lights and windows, (Right now I have the Cooler Master 430 Elite, good case but there's no room for cable managment and now I regret that blue fan and power LED)
  3. I understand, here is another case, really good review and excellent airflow design and best of all no flashy lights, cable managment but with a window:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238&name=Computer-Cases

    This on the other hand I believe this meets all your criteria, no flashy lights, no windows and its comes with cable management:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815015&name=Computer-Cases
  4. I have the cooler master storm enforcer and love it. It's on sale now also, can't beat the price at 60.
  5. socialfox said:
    I understand, here is another case, really good review and excellent airflow design and best of all no flashy lights, cable managment but with a window:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238&name=Computer-Cases

    This on the other hand I believe this meets all your criteria, no flashy lights, no windows and its comes with cable management:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815015&name=Computer-Cases


    The Xigmatek is great I'll have it mind, I want to know more options.
  6. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60584&promoid=1295

    Bitfenix Shinobi

    Clean design, and runs relatively quiet. It's not as expensive as the other options, and you can use that money on other parts of the build.

    Note: This DOES have 2 USB 3.0 ports, but they aren't shown in the picture. The 2 USB 3.0's are listed in the description.
  7. dabiktu said:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60584&promoid=1295

    Bitfenix Shinobi

    Clean design, and runs relatively quiet. It's not as expensive as the other options, and you can use that money on other parts of the build.

    Note: This DOES have 2 USB 3.0 ports, but they aren't shown in the picture. The 2 USB 3.0's are listed in the description.


    Nice case, but the way to install HDD's is pretty similar to the Cooler Master Elite 430 (which I have, and it's difficult to install or remove a HDD)
  8. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75044&promoid=1295

    Fractal Design R4

    Clean design, arguable the quietest case on the market (beats the H2)

    It's 90 dollars and comes in I think 3 colors.

    The grey and white variants are more expensive, and harder to find.
  9. What do you think of the NZXT H2 or Tempest 410? In the tempest I could add fan filters to keep the dust out.
  10. Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011&name=Computer-Cases#top
  11. Fractal Design Define R4
  12. jrayx said:
    What do you think of the NZXT H2 or Tempest 410? In the tempest I could add fan filters to keep the dust out.


    The NZXT H2 is good, but it's sub-par to the R4.
  13. Get a R4, selll a kidney if you have too, preferably froma relative you don't like.
  14. das_stig said:
    Get a R4, selll a kidney if you have too, preferably froma relative you don't like.


    I really don't like the R4 look, I can tell you it seem like a quality case but I'll not pay for a case which I don't like(aesthetics).

    I need more suggestions
  15. Take a look at the cooler master storm enforcer. It's on sale now, can't beat the price at 60.
  16. abekl said:
    Take a look at the cooler master storm enforcer. It's on sale now, can't beat the price at 60.


    The features are great, but not really my style, (although the removable HDD cage and the 200 mm fan in the front seems great)
  17. Perhaps take a look at the Fractal Design Core 3000? It's got a clean-ish look with a mesh front.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352010&name=Computer-Cases
  18. Have you looked at the Antec 280 yet? It's also a good quiet case, about the same quality as an H2.
  19. sonicers said:
    Perhaps take a look at the Fractal Design Core 3000? It's got a clean-ish look with a mesh front.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352010&name=Computer-Cases


    Looks professional, but the dust in that case will be a real problem.

    Quote:
    Have you looked at the Antec 280 yet? It's also a good quiet case, about the same quality as an H2.


    I like the Antec p280, looks great but the fan controller needs a molex cable to power the fans (Bad placement) and in some reviews people said how short are the cables for power, reset, audio and USB. It's a good case i'll check reviews.
  20. jrayx said:
    Looks professional, but the dust in that case will be a real problem.

    Quote:
    Have you looked at the Antec 280 yet? It's also a good quiet case, about the same quality as an H2.


    I like the Antec p280, looks great but the fan controller needs a molex cable to power the fans (Bad placement) and in some reviews people said how short are the cables for power, reset, audio and USB. It's a good case i'll check reviews.


    You shouldn't have trouble with dust in the 3000, it uses 'positive airflow' or something like that, to keep dust out.
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