Any good mid ATX casing or any for the budget gamer

Hi tom's hardware,

We are going to change cpu casing for our acer veritron x4620g. What's a good mid-tower ATX or any tower that we can replace it with?

http://www.acer.com.au/ac/en/AU/content/model-datasheet/X4620G

I will also be changing my PSU to 500w. :D

Thanks!
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  1. Antec 300 is a good choice if you're looking for something cheap and solid. I haven't looked much into the mid-size range in quite a while so there might be some better options. But I've done a few builds with the 300 and its always been solid choice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
  2. imasauce said:
    Antec 300 is a good choice if you're looking for something cheap and solid. I haven't looked much into the mid-size range in quite a while so there might be some better options. But I've done a few builds with the 300 and its always been solid choice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042


    so will the parts of the veritron fit to antec? :D
  3. k_z199 said:
    so will the parts of the veritron fit to antec? :D


    I'd assume so, but I can't give you a definitive answer. Any idea what the the MOBO's form factor is? The Antec 300 will fit just about any Form Factor so I'd assume it'll hold your current setup.

    What are you looking to change the case on the Veritron for?
  4. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 My choice would be the corsair 300r. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Mid-Tower-Computer-CC-9011014-WW/dp/B006I2H0YS I have the antec 300 illusion myself but it is a rather old case and lacking in features compared to today's cases, namely front usb 3.0, cable management, and psu air filter, all of which the 300r has. The 300r also fits 140mm fans which would be quieter. You also don't have to remove the side panel to remove the front air filter. If you get the antec 300, get the illusion, it always goes on sale for cheaper than the regular. It is the same thing with extra fans (4 instead of 2). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 It has also been replaced by the antec 302 which has fixed these complaints but the 300r is better.

    The mobo is micro atx so will fit pretty much any case.
  5. k1114 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 My choice would be the corsair 300r. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Mid-Tower-Computer-CC-9011014-WW/dp/B006I2H0YS I have the antec 300 illusion myself but it is a rather old case and lacking in features compared to today's cases, namely front usb 3.0, cable management, and psu air filter, all of which the 300r has. The 300r also fits 140mm fans which would be quieter. You also don't have to remove the side panel to remove the front air filter. If you get the antec 300, get the illusion, it always goes on sale for cheaper than the regular. It is the same thing with extra fans (4 instead of 2). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066 It has also been replaced by the antec 302 which has fixed these complaints but the 300r is better.

    The mobo is micro atx so will fit pretty much any case.


    I love 300R but that doesn't come cheap here but yeah, it's worth the price... though I'm aiming for 25-35$ casing... :D and hopefully with a 3.0 usb ports @_@
  6. What country are you from? There's not many cheap cases with usb 3.0. Here's some good cheaper ones though.

    Nzxt tempest 210 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146084
    Rosewill Redbone U3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147160
    Antec One http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181
  7. k1114 said:
    What country are you from? There's not many cheap cases with usb 3.0. Here's some good cheaper ones though.

    Nzxt tempest 210 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146084
    Rosewill Redbone U3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147160
    Antec One http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129181


    Looking for cheap casing for just this temporary replacement. But thanks for your suggestions man. :D
  8. What can you guys say about the NZXT 210 Elite Case? :D
  9. Well it looks a bit cramped and maybe won't get the best airflow, but if you typically buy preassembled computers/locked cpu's than that would be more than enough. If your looking to do upgrades in the future the cooler master haf 992 is a pretty good deal at $85.
  10. hdeezie80 said:
    Well it looks a bit cramped and maybe won't get the best airflow, but if you typically buy preassembled computers/locked cpu's than that would be more than enough. If your looking to do upgrades in the future the cooler master haf 992 is a pretty good deal at $85.


    Unfortunately, this is the first time they bought a preassembled computers. And yes, I think this should be enough considering I'll be placing here parts coming from a Micro ATX. I do have one problem, how do I know where to place the "standoff" screws placing a microATX mobo from this midATX case? I'll be transferring the parts of an ACER Veriton x4620g.
  11. I'm not sure which haf you are referring to but the 912 is $60 (no usb 3.0) and the 922 is $100, no haf at $85. Either are more than what he is looking for anyways.

    I don't think it is cramped at all. It is a regular mid tower size, the same as all the others I suggested. It can have 7 fans. The front intake may not be so good but it does have a bottom intake. It doesn't have air filters but everything else is good.
  12. You'll have to line up the screw holes on the mobo to the spots on the case unfortunately.
  13. k1114 said:
    You'll have to line up the screw holes on the mobo to the spots on the case unfortunately.


    If ever that I'll be getting the 210 Elite these will be the accessories that comes with it

    On this site: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4331/nzxt_source_210_elite_white_mid_tower_case_review/index6.html

    They refer the motherboard mounting screws as the "brass risers" so is it the one that I will be using? Sorry but this is my first time doing it all, especially transferring an assembled computer.
  14. Zalman Z9 FTW, game over lights out.
  15. cmi86 said:
    Zalman Z9 FTW, game over lights out.


    Yes, I know but I'm all good with the suggested cases above. Maybe on my next build. But can you guys check my new thread... new problem I guess :(
  16. The brass colored ones are the standoffs. You'd have to line them up with a new build too. There will be a manual with the case that says what all the screws are for.
  17. Sadly for 210 Elite there's no manual :))
  18. k1114 said:


    What's on their site are manuals for Source 220 and Tempest 210 only :( Oh well, I think 220's the same? Eh? :D LOL! http://www.nzxt.com/Download/source_220_manual.pdf
  19. Old thread, but I just bought a NZXT Source 210 standard Mid-Tower to rehouse my Small Form Acer Veritron M4618G
    and it certainly came with a manual. Anyone care to comment?
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