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Best $50 Gaming Case

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March 16, 2013 10:27:35 AM

So far this is my wishlist:


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLYd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLYd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JLYd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($116.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNWD-N1502UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $635.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-16 13:24 EDT-0400)

I'm looking for a case under $50, with GREAT cooling, and easy assemble (first time assembling). I have a couple of cheap fans I will buy,


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will be playing games such as Battlefield 3 Online, Black Ops 2 online, possibly some strategy games and other games. Any ideas?

(Rate my build also? Will be buying at mid-april.)

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a b 4 Gaming
March 16, 2013 11:31:55 AM

Antec ONE gamer
a c 247 4 Gaming
March 16, 2013 11:36:57 AM

Nice build. Can't really say much other than getting an aftermarket cooler since it seems like your overclocking. Overclocking with the stock cooler will get you close to nowhere.
As for the case, Zalman cases are really nice. There's the Zalman Z5 plus for $40, Zalman Z11 plus for $60 and the Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 for $50. They have nice cable management.
March 16, 2013 11:47:26 AM

i would try to gather abit more and go for a corsir carbine builder series like a 200r-300r-400r i just brought the 500r and im incredibly happy with it exellent cable managment and looks classy andd strong enough to run a truck over it ..if your into that type of thing ;) 
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