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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Raw, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Raw

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    I'm contemplating getting a new case today for an old clunker I just built.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2522019#post2522019
    Wondering what you guys think about these two.

    BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($54.99) vs. NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($39.99)

    I know these are low dollar budget cases and that's what I'm looking for.
    But even though they are inexpensive cases, I still want some quality. And something that's nice to work with.

    Suggestions?
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    i would go with Bitfenix over nzxt and copenhagen is one of the A+ sellers on tpu
     
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    Considering you already have an aftermarket CPU cooler, go with the BitFenix Outlaw. I had one of a while and it was great to work with.

    My detailed opinion can be found here: http://www.futurelooks.com/bitfenix-outlaw-mid-tower-atx-case-review/

    The NZXT Gamma is just too ugly to me. It should be pretty easy to work with as well, but I personally hate that front panel design.

    And at $38, that is a steal. Get a few fans from him too while you are at it.
     
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    NZXT Source 210 is also a very nice budget case and can be found in the US for less than $30. Lots of wire management features for such an inexpensive case.
     
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    I have one of these for my spare parts system. It is excellent to work in, looks good, and wire management is great. Lots of fans options too (holds 6 120 or 140 mm fans) .

    There are a couple of down-sides:
    - Feel is kinda cheap but once built it is solid.... much better than a brand X cheapie!
    - No filters (not sure if the 210 Elite has one on the intake or PSU)

    Will be posting pics of the build at some point but have been busy with other projects lately...
     
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    someone used flash for there review pics:p
     
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    Budget Case Ordered...thanks guys

    Well, my kid saw what I was doing and he decided he wanted the Gamma, so I ordered it for him. The build is for him actually, and he has to live with it.
    He loved the front panel, myself...I am not too nuts about it.

    Dang, the BitFenix Outlaw is such a good looker for the price I think I'll order one for myself.
    For a future project, I'll just toss it on a shelf.
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