What am I looking for in a case?

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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More about what case
  1. Coolermaster haf 912. Awesome case. Amazing airflow. Good cable management.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
  2. 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=N82E16811139016
    - Antec 1100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178
    - NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
  3. In order top stay within your budget get COOLER MASTER Storm Scout http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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=N82E16811139016
    - Antec 1100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178
    - NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087


    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.
  7. 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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