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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Reventon, Aug 29, 2009.

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    Anyone know of a decent quality, good looking case for like $60 or less? I really would like one that is more unique, and with a glass panel. LED lights are nice, but not a must :D. Case must also have good layout/wire layout. Any help?
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  3. twilyth Guest

    oh, there is a promo code to get free shipping and it is listed at $59.99

    not sure how long the offer lasts.
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    I just got the CM 690, It is a wonderful case. It is in that price range too.
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    Bought a CoolerMaster Centurion CM590 and it is my favorite case so far.

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    i like my raidmax torando. it is $40. 2 blue led fans.
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    I'll spend a little time looking over them guys, thanks.

    There's a few problems with my current case. First is it is not spacious enough. I can't keep the side panel on because of too many wires from my PSU. Also the layout is quite bad. Not to mention if I were to have the side panel on the airflow would be bad. There's no case fans. Not to mention, aesthetically, it's not as appealing as something I could get. To me, a good case also looks nice.
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    Lulz why not?
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    Meh. Red is more eye catching. I think I'm going to try for the Nemesis anyway.
  15. twilyth Guest

    You know, you did tell us under $60. Of course you're free to change your mind, it's just that at those prices you don't something designed by Pininfarina.

    To the extent that aesthetics are an important consideration, you're more or less on your own unless you have some unusual technical requirements.

    I'm not bitching at you. It's just an observation.

    That red case is definitely unique and a little bit funky. My cases tend to be bare frames with shit hanging out of them. You have higher standards. I don't have any. :shadedshu :toast:
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    You will buy flashy case because it appeals to you aesthetically, but soon after you will realize that you compromised performance for image. Choose a case that has high rating/reviews and is more practical. You will be much happier with your purchase.
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    I am trying to find a nice balance between aesthetics and quality because I know all to well the horrors of low quality cases. Never had any myself but have seen/heard about some.
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    Wow. THAT is a great find. That is my next case unless I get hooked on the 'tiny for the sake of tiny' idea that I've been thinking about.

    I love the flip down sides - especially the mobo tray. I always forget to do something when putting the mobo together and end up with scraped knuckles. And you've got plastic rails for the drives.

    That is a very cool case. :toast:
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    You know, maybe I'm going to sound like a noob saying this, but with the mobo panel flipped down, couldn't you use it as a benching rig? I mean it's not as convenient as something designed for the purpose, but in a pinch, if you had a second project and didn't want to use your main rig, I think it could work.
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    I guess so. Granted I don't know how a real benching rig works >.<

    Anyway, that one looks great so far. Read through the reviews and everyone seems to think it's a good case. I also like the fan on the side for the graphics card. Could use that to keep my 4850 cooler :). Also the fan in the back is nice because my current case has no case fans whatsoever. The glass side panel and green LEDs look great too IMO, and with the rebate it's only $60.
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    Also for Christmas to accompany my case I plan on getting a Microsoft Sidewinder Gaming Mouse (Not an X6 though) and a beautiful Logitech G15.

    And hopefully for my birthday I'll be getting a nice big corner desk and nice leather executive chair, as well as a 28" screen to run dual monitors with my 19". Going to be sick as hell :D Lol I'm spoiled.
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    I have that case! I rate it a 9/10, the only problem being the front panel is a little hard to take off.
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    Meh. Only time you really need to take the front panel off is for cleaning.

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