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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Easy Rhino, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Easy Rhino

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    everyone loves coolermaster, thermaltake, nzt, lian-li and antec. but these cases, while well made, usually charge more because of their brand name. so what cases do you guys like that are lesser known and cheaper but you still get a great product?
     
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    on cases i usually go by the saying
    "You Get What You Pay For"

    So i usually get a well known brand because the case is what holds all my expensive components.
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    Rosewill is a decent case
     
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    Rosewill makes the best ~20$ cases. I like them more than the Antec 300 and other cases in the 50$ range.
     
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    casecom for being cheap in ebuyer for a case =p
     
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    I was gonna say Chieftec, but they are not really lesser known.
     
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    Couldn't agree more, their ~$20 cases are great.

    My personal favorite is this guy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147073

    120mm fan mounts in the front and back, and plenty of space to work in.
     
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    Surprisingly, Rosewill does seem to make a mean case for such a cheap price..

    If I ever need to pick up a cheap case for someone when building a rig, I would most likely chose Rosewill.
     
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    Rosewill because they are so cheap but still are made of good quality. They are perfect for modding too!
     
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    well, personally I cant decide on favorites. Of course the brand name is important but just the name alone doesnt mean the case is good.

    Most hardware nuts know what their looking for when it comes to buying a good case - good cooling, tool'less drives, great build quality, colour or even how good the case looks.

    I buy whatever fits what i need it for the most.
     
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    Surprisingly, Rosewill power supplies aren't bad either. I would have no problem sticking a Rosewill PSU in a budget build, so buying a PSU/Case combo makes for a pretty nice deal sometime.
     
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    I think my favorite off brand would be Sparkle


    They dont get the recognition they deserve
     
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    Sparkle makes cases?
     
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    Ha! Sorry I though we were talking about 'off brand' in general.

    Time to read the original post.

    EDIT: Sunbeam, I have the blue Transfomer.
     
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    Ark actually makes some pretty decent cases.
     
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    Also compucase, or HEC whatever they go by lol.
     
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    I personally liked this Gigabyte case when I needed another one for my server build. Not quite as cheap as some of the Rosewills, but a little more personality I think with the big silver power button front and center and the front vent.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233035

    If you squint hard enough, it even looks like a baby knock-off server case :D
     
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    Apevia. From my experience with their Jupiter (? forgot the exact model name), and X-Discovery cases they are extremely to modify, good airflow, and have a lot of space.
     
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    I usually end up with this one for client builds: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147074

    Same internals and side panels, different fascia.

    The downside to these cases is that most of the 120mm tower coolers don't fit.

    Now, on to my favorite off-brand: Rocketfish
     
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    Yeah, all these cheap Rosewills have the same internals and side panels. Just the front of them are different. So just pick the one that has the front that suits you best, essentially.
     
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    Chieftec because they are very popular amongst modders and affordable. Gigabyte is another good company they make very affordable aluminum cases I have seen some pretty good modded ones like the Aurora.

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    I just did a micro, and it was small.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121071


    I would buy this again for a small form factor build, the fan is quiet, and the whole thign is sturdy, the power button feels good. My only complaint is the front attachmetns woudl bet better as singles to plug into some boards.
     
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    That one is siiick! I like how the case is cut away at the top.
     
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