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a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:08:45 AM

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=N82E168... "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=N82E168...
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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a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:12:41 AM

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=N82E168...

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: 
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:23:43 AM

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=N82E168...

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)
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a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:34:53 AM

I have the cooler master storm enforcer and love it. It's on sale now also, can't beat the price at 60.
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:36:46 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...


The Xigmatek is great I'll have it mind, I want to know more options.
October 22, 2012 1:37:10 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 1:42:18 AM

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)
October 22, 2012 1:47:28 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 3:39:21 AM

What do you think of the NZXT H2 or Tempest 410? In the tempest I could add fan filters to keep the dust out.
a c 111 ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 7:23:08 AM

Fractal Design Define R4
October 22, 2012 11:31:35 AM

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.
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 11:45:41 AM

Get a R4, selll a kidney if you have too, preferably froma relative you don't like.
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 5:41:03 PM

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
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2012 6:18:38 PM

Take a look at the cooler master storm enforcer. It's on sale now, can't beat the price at 60.
a b ) Power supply
October 23, 2012 12:45:21 AM

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)
October 23, 2012 6:13:35 AM

Have you looked at the Antec 280 yet? It's also a good quiet case, about the same quality as an H2.
a b ) Power supply
October 24, 2012 1:57:41 AM

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=N82E168...


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.
October 25, 2012 4:26:47 AM

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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