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February 15, 2013 10:20:59 PM

I am looking for a mid or full tower case for less than $65 that has 5 or 6 expansion slots and is good overall. I've looked around my self but can't decide what to get.

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February 15, 2013 11:29:48 PM

Haf 912 is the best budget case I've ever used.
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February 15, 2013 11:55:08 PM

The haf 912comes with no fans but upgradable to 8 fans. great airflow
antec 300 comes with 3 fans upgradable to 6. good airflow
nzxt is cheap. bad airflow
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February 16, 2013 3:31:40 PM

The 912 comes with rear and front 120mm fans. If modding the 912, I'd recommend a 200mm fan under the front bezel and on the top. If you need a side fan go with a CM sickelflow 120mm.
Coolermaster’s 200mm fans are slightly thicker than other manufacturers. They fit on CM cases, but might not on others.

I think both Redguy54 and I agree that, of the three, the 912 is the best case for the price point you are at.
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February 16, 2013 5:16:14 PM

groundrat said:
The 912 comes with rear and front 120mm fans. If modding the 912, I'd recommend a 200mm fan under the front bezel and on the top. If you need a side fan go with a CM sickelflow 120mm.
Coolermaster’s 200mm fans are slightly thicker than other manufacturers. They fit on CM cases, but might not on others.

I think both Redguy54 and I agree that, of the three, the 912 is the best case for the price point you are at.

It looks a bit ugly, what about this, it's on sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($50)
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February 16, 2013 5:26:31 PM

groundrat said:
The 912 comes with rear and front 120mm fans. .



I could have swore it didn't, but you are right it does and making me feel senile. haha
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February 16, 2013 9:31:26 PM

HEAVYtiger said:
It looks a bit ugly, what about this, it's on sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($50)



The line glow is a ok basic case. But its built cheaply. The problem with shopping online is that things can be made to look good, but the second you see it in person and pick it up, its flimsy junk.

The 912 is built sturdy. Its a steel case. It has excellent airflow. It can fit a dual card SLI/Crossfire set up with room to spare. Its a bottom PS mount case supports 200mm fans. You can't find this type of build quality and expandability in any other case for under $100.

Right now my components are in a seven year old CM 690. It’s been through one recondition and three sets of components. It’s been through two moves, a dog, five cats and two teenage girls. I will be using it for the next ten years and it still looks awesome. The HAF 912 is built the same way.

CM cases are like Volvo’s. They’re boxy, but they’re good.


If you MUST consider a Rosewill, look at the Redbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At least with that case, I wouldn't fear for my componets.
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February 16, 2013 11:04:52 PM

groundrat said:
The line glow is a ok basic case. But its built cheaply. The problem with shopping online is that things can be made to look good, but the second you see it in person and pick it up, its flimsy junk.

The 912 is built sturdy. Its a steel case. It has excellent airflow. It can fit a dual card SLI/Crossfire set up with room to spare. Its a bottom PS mount case supports 200mm fans. You can't find this type of build quality and expandability in any other case for under $100.

Right now my components are in a seven year old CM 690. It’s been through one recondition and three sets of components. It’s been through two moves, a dog, five cats and two teenage girls. I will be using it for the next ten years and it still looks awesome. The HAF 912 is built the same way.

CM cases are like Volvo’s. They’re boxy, but they’re good.


If you MUST consider a Rosewill, look at the Redbone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At least with that case, I wouldn't fear for my componets.

I'm now thinking a 690 II, one of the corsair carbides, or maybe a nzxt or a rosewill. Out of those what do you recommend out of those for under $85?
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February 16, 2013 11:25:59 PM

Corsair Carbide is a good case. The 690II is an $85 case, but excellent. a 220 Advanced NZXT is a good choice as well.

Of those, I'd probably go for the Carbide.
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February 17, 2013 7:44:10 AM

My Wife is using the NZXT Guardian. It looks really nice, but it just isn't great on cable managment and airflow.

I have also used the Rosewill Redbone and Challenger on multiple budget builds for friends and family. It's cheap with good asthetics and decently built, but I would never personally use one.

The Carbides I haven't seen in person, but I've only heard great things about it.
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