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Need advice on a case

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January 9, 2013 2:57:21 AM

hey guys can u help me decide on a case for:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $581.76 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 13:18 EST-0500)

let me know if i need extra fans etc....
i already purchased the parts just no case


thanks in advance

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January 9, 2013 3:09:14 AM

Without a budget or indication of your inclination for style it's really hard so....

HAF 912, 922, 932 or HAF X

Antec 900 Two, Antec 1100, Antec 1200

Fractal Design Define R3(Or any of the other fractal design cases)

Cosmos II

Corsair 650D, 800D, 600T, 500R

Silverstone Raven

Lian-Li's are good

NZXT Phantoms are good

Stay away from:

Raidmax, Antec 900, Logisys, Apevia.

That's my 2 cents.
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January 9, 2013 8:10:25 AM

well budget is $675, i'm not sure about the different styles.

Can any of the cases work?
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January 9, 2013 10:52:43 AM

Yes, all the cases listed are good in my opinion
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January 9, 2013 1:02:07 PM

Oh I'm sorry when I said $675, I meant in total for the parts and the case. So my budget for the case would be $675 - 582 = $93. Sorry for the misunderstanding.. :( 
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January 9, 2013 4:17:13 PM

phantom 410 comes in at $99 on newegg, maybe less somewhere else, i think its one of the best in that price range and it comes in a multitude of colors
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