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Which case should I get on a budget?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by YinYang.ERROR, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. YinYang.ERROR

    YinYang.ERROR New Member

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    Well I am a free shipping whore so I personally would go with the Cooler Master. Plus it is the best looking and it is a very sturdy quality case.
     
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    all the cases are free shipping. :toast:
     
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    I don't like any of them I would of said the Beta a couple months ago the previews in the news made it look promising until it was reviewed but it includes only 1 stock fan which isn't a problem because you should replace the stock fans on a case any how but there is no external 3.5" or adapter, power supply mount is bad, cable management holes poorly placed and power and reset buttons are flimsy the new Beta Evo will be much better. my favourite budget case is the Cooler Master Centurion 590 at $59 there isn't a better case on the market.
     
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    The NZXT Beta looks to be the best one to me. Good air flow, black interior, looks sturdy and room for a modified side window if you feel the need. :)
     
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    I say the beta in terms of airflo potential, the other 2 don't even come close, if your gonna overclock its a no brainer,

    don't buy the wing, I had it, its shiet, flimsy garbage
     
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    The best choice of there is the nzxt beta but i agree with bumblebee that the centurion 590 offers a much better value (as long as u can live without a reset button)
     
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    heh, I don't even have a reset button now!
     
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    some cases are starting to come without them I think they are going to be obsolete I never use the reset button. I have the Centurion 590 it's like a improved and inexpensive version of the 690 which I actually sold in favor of the 590 because I don't use the reset button, never used the e-SATA port, the vibration dampening foam under the power supply mount restricts air flow so really all I am missing with the 590 is the rubber feet and extra stock 120mm fan mount, what the 590 has is better air circulation and hard drive cooling and it's the first case that I know of that comes with a 5.25" to 3.5" hard drive adapter so if you want to mount a 750 or 1TB hard drive in a 5.25" drive bay you can which is what I did my front bays are occupied by 2x Cooler Master 4:3 modules with 2x 120mm Yate Loon High Speed intaking at 5v which act as Air Ducts. 750GB Hard Drive, DVD and a Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller. Side Panel is 2x 120mm Yate Loon High Speed intaking at 7v. in the Back I have a 1x 120mm Yate Loon High Speed exhausting at 12v with ventilated Expansion Slots via a pack of Silverstone Aeroslots and on the Top I have 2x 120mm Yate Loon High Speed intaking at 5v. Air Cooling Beast and this is just my little rig :p
     
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    centurion 590
     
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    he dosen't list the centurion 590, including shipping that case would be 75 dollars and over 80 if he has to pay taxes, not everyone has the money to buy whatever case, if he's sticking to a budget which he probably is since he lists cases all under 50 dollars with shipping, stick to under 50 dollars.

    centurion 590
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Centurion_590
    nzxt beta
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Beta
    centurion 534
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/Centurion 534/INDEX2.htm

    just don't buy the wings, don't support thermaltake in their making of flimsy, cheap(power button gets stuck and breaks), dangerous cases(sharp edges inside), don't do it, their expensive cases aren't bad but this one is crap.
     
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    except the centurion 534 is 4 dollars cheaper than the 590... and you can find it even cheaper online.

    http://www.provantage.com/cooler-master-rc-590-kkn1-gp~7COOL04F.htm $52.00 I think the extra $15.00 in shipping is well worth it... Ive had many, many cases, and the paint job and airflow design of that case, combined with the fact that it has virtually 0 plastic on the front make it one of the best cases/$, thats why i suggested it.

    And try not to lecture people about budgets :slap:.
    :toast:
     
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    I agree. Very nice case.
     
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    if he is going to be mounting the hardware in his system specs then a shoe box will do. I would purchase the NZXT Beta. you don't want a case that has more value than your system.
     
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    I'm going to be building a new system lol. Yeah I need an upgrade.
     
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    Hands down: NZXT Beta.
     
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    dams man, those are the specs of the system,

    dams

    I was thinking more man
     

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