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Budget Case Advice Antec vs Thermaltake V3

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  1. guitarfreaknation

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    Hey all. I want to upgrade my case to something that can contribute to lower CPU temps. My budget is limited so it isnt easy. Today I was looking at the Antec 300 and the Thermaltake V3.

    My current case is a cheap Rosewill case.

    Any input would be much appreciated. ;)
     
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    I would take the 300 in a heartbeat. Its a little bit uglier but if you know the how, there is a Millon posiblities. Just ask around here to another people with Antec 300.
     
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    I'd take the antec any day. Maybe its because I don't really like TT lol. Anyways, the 300 has a proven track record. To how much is your budget limited?
     
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    Im not sure on how much I can spend but not over $80.
     
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    I have an Antec 300, and I must say I am very impressed... and the PC being on the bottom, the top USB and power things and audio jacks are useful
     
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    Are these 2 cases final contestants or do you wish more options?
     
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    No those are just the ones I looked at today. I heard good things about the 300 a while back. I looked at some Cooleemaster cases as well.
     
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    Ha you beat me to it! That would be a good option too, this case, after all these years has some kind of cult following lol. I've worked on some, I gotta admit I'm impressed. If I didn't have a 922, that would defo be my case.

    I just saw this deal, refurbished. That is, if you wanna stick to NV http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?products_id=270
     
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    Nice. Yeah I was looking at the CM 690 in the store today and I really liked it. Im gonna be looking to pick up a case next week or so. The CM 690 seems like a much better case then the 300 and V3.
     
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    Take a look at these three cases from Cooler Master.

    CM 690 (I have this and I love it, it has a ton of options.)

    Centurion 534 A good cheap case.

    Another good option...

    Centurion 590 This case is very similar to the CM 690. Just not as many fans/flashy.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas! :toast:
    I think the CM 690 is pretty awesome since I am planning on OC'ing and will need more air pumping into it.
     
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    Make sure to look at the 590 as well, it's basically the same thing without the bottom 140mm fan and different racks/outside attachments.
     
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    i would take the 300, i love mine and haven't regretted buying it
     
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    I loved my A300, but I've also heard great things about the NZXT Beta Evo and the Cooler Master Centurion 590
     
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    The CM 590 is almost as good as the CM 690 except for the fact it doesnt have a reset button.

    EDIT: Now that im thinking, isnt the NZXT Tempest (the original) around 80? Its matches the airflow of the CM690 altough it exchanges quality for looks. (Thats IMO)
     
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    Yeah I will look at all your suggestions. Im not in a hurry to get it so I will take a looks at these cases in more detail. :D

    Thanks, so far I see alot of different choices.
     
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    Hey. I just picked up a CM 690 for $50 ($70 but $20 Mail-in rebate)
    Now all I need to do is to replace the chassis. :D

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Dan
     
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    Nice. Almost as good for what I got mine for.
     
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    Nice dude:) The 690 is better then both the 300 or the V3. I got a v3 brand new for $40 shipped as my 2nd cruncher rig and I like it (for a cheap simple case).
     
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