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January 25, 2013 6:16:49 PM

I'm about to star my build. I'm trying to figure out what case to get. Any advice trying to stay under $80.

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January 25, 2013 7:32:06 PM

Should I get a case with usb 3.0? Do the mother boards have a slot for 3.0 or does the Case have to have them.
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January 25, 2013 7:53:30 PM

Mak702 said:
Should I get a case with usb 3.0? Do the mother boards have a slot for 3.0 or does the Case have to have them.


That doesn't really matter - if you really need USB 3.0 you can purchase a front mounting bracket for like $10 at Newegg.
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January 25, 2013 8:14:07 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Cable management and air flow. The aforementioned HAF 912 is an excellent choice.

Alternately I'd also suggest:

- Corsair 300R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec 1100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I would agree. I made the mistake of thinking a case was just a box and just looked for a low a price and decent exterior. Big mistake, the Antec 300 isn't a terrible case, but I regret not learning more about it before buying it, for $37, I guess it wasn't the worst thing, but when you're building, a lack of cable management will drive you crazy.
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January 25, 2013 9:17:27 PM

wolfkraut said:
I would agree. I made the mistake of thinking a case was just a box and just looked for a low a price and decent exterior. Big mistake, the Antec 300 isn't a terrible case, but I regret not learning more about it before buying it, for $37, I guess it wasn't the worst thing, but when you're building, a lack of cable management will drive you crazy.


Completely agree, I had a 900 and the lack of cable management in the case was enough to make anyone go crazy. I got the Corsair 600T instead and it's been worlds better.
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