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In Pictures: Four More Sub-$100 Cases For Your 2013 Gaming Build

In Pictures: Four More Sub-$100 Cases For Your 2013 Gaming Build
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BitFenix Shinobi

A metallic BitFenix badge and optional side window stylize the otherwise nearly-monolithic Shinobi. Factory tint might help hide some of your less-attractive hardware, while letting lighted parts shine through. That tinted window also adds an empty 120 mm side-fan mount.

Buyers who prefer the windowless version can shave an extra $10 off this sample’s already-affordable $70 price.

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    animeman59 , May 21, 2013 11:21 PM
    Where's the HAF XB?
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    halcyon , May 22, 2013 2:13 AM
    Nothing that's nice looking IMO.
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    Madn3ss795 , May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
    Bitfenix Shinobi FTW!
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    Madn3ss795 , May 22, 2013 3:21 AM
    Bitfenix Shinobi FTW!
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    ubercake , May 22, 2013 5:11 AM
    Cases are ugly. Sure they can have nice features and such. But as I've said before, this is a perfect opportunity to get the Tom's models in on the action.
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    chrisafp07 , May 22, 2013 5:45 AM
    The Fractal Design R4 is under 100 sometimes :) 
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    de5_Roy , May 22, 2013 8:20 AM
    among these, i like the enermax and rosewill cases. rosewill more than the enermax one.
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    RedJaron , May 22, 2013 2:35 PM
    Shame that more cases don't have eSATA on the front panel. I know some people prefer USB 3.0, but why not have them both?
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    _deXter_ , May 22, 2013 4:29 PM
    Don't like these cases at all. Basically I hate the fact that cases hide so much of the beautiful hardware inside the PC, and make it hard to work with them, to be able to touch and feel them. I've always been running a no-case system, but I would really like something basic so it's convenient to carry it around.

    Does anyone know where I can buy a case like this one here:
    http://i.imgur.com/5NFQtho.png
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    Crashman , May 22, 2013 9:58 PM
    Better question animeman59: What's wrong with you?
    halcyon, if you don't like these there are seven more in the 11-way comparison, 4 in the past and 3 on the way!
    chrisafp07--and it's already been reviewed "sometimes" http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/corsair-obsidian-550d-fractal-design-define-r4-gigabyte-luxo-m10,3356-5.html
    Guys, I've never had to say this before but I'm really looking for a higher class of question. I know you can do better because I've seen it in past articles.
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    AMD Radeon , May 22, 2013 10:00 PM
    Quote:
    Don't like these cases at all. Basically I hate the fact that cases hide so much of the beautiful hardware inside the PC, and make it hard to work with them, to be able to touch and feel them. I've always been running a no-case system, but I would really like something basic so it's convenient to carry it around.

    Does anyone know where I can buy a case like this one here:
    http://i.imgur.com/5NFQtho.png

    this one :)  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112287
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    Crashman , May 22, 2013 10:09 PM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skeleton-torture-rack,2411.html
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    allanitomwesh , May 22, 2013 11:50 PM
    Years later and the Shinobi is still a Ninja in the looks department.Damn,where's Xigmatek?
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    anonymous_user , May 23, 2013 10:11 AM
    Theres a bunch of sub-$100 cases I would have been more interested in:
    Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
    Cooler Master HAF 922
    Corsair 400R
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Rosewill Blackhawk
    SilverStone TJ08B-E
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    spooky2th , May 23, 2013 4:07 PM
    The R5 looks tempting.
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    Bromeh , May 23, 2013 7:53 PM
    Yeah but I think they are talking about new releases ... All of the cases you listed are quite old
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    allanitomwesh , May 23, 2013 9:27 PM
    Quote:
    Theres a bunch of sub-$100 cases I would have been more interested in:
    Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
    Cooler Master HAF 922
    Corsair 400R
    Fractal Design Define R4
    Rosewill Blackhawk
    SilverStone TJ08B-E


    One case per company,so probably you'll see the 922. Rosewill and silverstone are through,so that leaves the others
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    grokem , May 24, 2013 7:32 AM
    Where are the mATX or even better mITX cases? I keep seeing these articles and it's always full towers or mid-towers.
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    allanitomwesh , May 24, 2013 11:52 AM
    Quote:
    Where are the mATX or even better mITX cases? I keep seeing these articles and it's always full towers or mid-towers.


    Silverstone sent a tower,making me think everyone will by order of Tom's
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    BigBodZod , May 25, 2013 9:15 PM
    My Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 is still fine in my book, getting ready to build a new Intel Gaming Rig as soon as my order arrives from Newegg.

    As for a better question, well that depends on who is asking what.

    Cases/Chassis' are very subjective in the looks department, one of my cases is a full tower Raidmax Platinum that I use for my file server needs, very functional but had one thing I hated, freaking LED Fans.

    I know some folks like these but they were too bright for me, I clipped the LED's and left the fan's enabled and all is good to go.

    This is one area I have noticed a lot with cases in the past decade or so, the LED fans.

    To me these should always be an option as I know there are plenty of folks who like these things, but to me they are like low riders that have the underside lamps that keep a beat with the thumping music.
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