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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by jpierce55, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. jpierce55

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    Somebody decided to put their foot into the front of my pc case :mad: I happened to like the looks of this case (one in my sig).

    Since I need a new case I want to find one that will work with my BFG PSU. Even with the case I have now my cable barely reaches the g-card. I am thinking a case where the psu sits in the bottom would be ideal. Since my case sits in a cabinet I need good front ventilation. I would like to stay under $80, and definitely under $100.

    Any opinions?

    Antec 300?
     
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    Any design/cosmetic preferences?
     
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    Not necessarily. I like the case I have/had. Something with fans blowing out the front is more ideal for cooling.
     
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    Cooler Master Centurion 590

    It's sturdier than the 300, and larger. The cable management is better as well.

    I had the A300, it was just too cramped for anything over ~9600GT video card and a midrange PSU. I would use it for a build for someone else, but I like to have more in a case
     
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    The Haf 922 and Scout are both in the 90s shipped on Newegg. Both excellent cases.
     
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    I guess i will throw in the NZXT LEXA S as well.

    I mean, there are a lot of really great cases out right now between $50 and $100.
     
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    That was going to be my suggestion.

    I use the Azza Fantom- ridiculous ventilation and is 69.99 after rebate.
     
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    I really like the Centurion 590 but I actually think the A300 is sturdier overall. The panels feel thicker and the rear cutouts are smoother. It just feels higher quality all around. But still I like the C590 because of it's stock fan configuration with the Hard Drive cooling. Stock for stock I prefer the C590 and I agree the A300 gets a little cramped.

    I would say check them both out and see what one you like best. but like I said the C590 already has a front 120mm fan sucking in to blow over the Hard Drives. The A300 can take 2 front 120mm fans (and it has a removable filter) but you have to add any front fans.
     
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    The placement and odd push required for the power/reset buttons and point straight out the top mounted USB/eSATA/FW ports kill the CM690 for me. It's not a bad case for the price I just can't get over those details!
     

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