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Poll: How much would you spend on a case?

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by a111087, Oct 24, 2013.

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How much would you spend on a quality computer case?

  1. <$100

    20.7%
  2. $100+

    42.3%
  3. $200+

    25.2%
  4. $300+

    7.2%
  5. $400+

    4.5%
  1. a111087

    a111087

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    I am interested in how much you guys would spend on a quality tower.
    Something like thick brushed aluminum walls (+1.5mm), no cheap plastic, professional minimalistic look, and lots of thick foam to kill the noise.
     
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  2. Sliver Krunk

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    Lian Li, Temjin, Corsair Graphite good cases. I am ordering a cube case the carbide 540 air.
     
  3. Jetster

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    I spent £230 ($372) on a TJ07 case specifically for watercooling. A case should never be overlooked for enthusiast grade products and cooling.

    I'm on a £120 ($194) Dimastech test bench now and think I'll stay on this platform for a very long time. Even got a custom made perspex cover for it.
     
  5. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    If USD, 100+, if euros (which would be fairer), <100.

    But that depends on exactly what you mean by quality. I mean you get what you pay for.
     
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  6. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Corsair carbide 540 air for me. I put $200.
     
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    Dismatech easy v3 for 175$ is my fave "case".
    Actual cases I buy the cheapest steel box with a window I can find with external top mount radiator suppor.
     
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    $150. max.
     
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    AsRock TPU addict

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    only 1 case i would spend more than $200 for and that be on a MountainMods U2-UFO Duality which would fit 2 PC's in it.
     
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  10. BarbaricSoul

    BarbaricSoul

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    My main computer may be in a case that sold for $200+ , but I only paid $150 for it. $100-150 is about the max I'm willing to spend.
     
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    i would spend between 100-200 on a case, i've just been fortunate enough to have the 2 cases in my specs at no charge :D
     
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    depends. If I can get a good one under 100$, I'll take it. But normally, it is between 70 and 140$

    I do like Cooler master and Fractal case :)
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I've spent from $30 (NZXT Source 210) to over $200 (Silverstone Fortress FT-01) on a case. I didn't mind paying that much for the Silverstone as it is an awesome case and would likely pay about the same if I found it's replacement (I haven't yet- some have come close).

    At present, I would be OK with $50-100 for a good quality case like some of the Fractal, Corsair, or better CM HAF series that are available.
     
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    100 tops, but even then more like $75 tops. I just don't see how anything over $100 is more capable . Sure they start to get flashy looks, but if its just for looks well i suppose whatever suites your fancy.

    Only other thing, besides looks, that i could think of was that you may need a big case if you're watercooling...course if i ever watercool i always found it silly to keep the rad inside your case when there's cooler ambient air just on the other side to blow through it.
     
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    Jaffakeik

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    Got my case from 2008 will last for another 100years.60£
     
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    About 2 years ago I bought my Corsair 800D for $260 and it is an absolute beautiful case... though nowadays with my increased LAN participation I don't like the idea of having to deadlift my rig. I would spend that much again should I find a case that comes close to the 800D. I just might keep my current one and use it again in the future.
     
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    Most I've spent on a case was $185 (Cooler Master Cosmos Pure) although if you factor the window kit ($50) and a replacement I/O panel ($38) I bought to install USB 3.0 ports on, then I got to $273.

    Then again, it's likely the last case I'll ever buy.
     
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    i prefer case between $90 - $170, since $90 case usually has better steel ( standard and basic case) for branded case is about $170 max, if more than that i better spend it for upgrading something than just for case
     
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    I never thought how much I should spend on a case. I guess it's whatever the occasion call for it. Like when I built a budget Celeron system when my old PC died and the case I bought was 30 something dollars but very nice for the price. It even included two fans which was a plus.

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    Now that I have a nice system to play with I started saving for a better system and buy when there's rebates and discounts at Newegg so when I saw this case at $80 off $150 I grabbed it.

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    EDIT: whoops, forgot the names. First case is Rosewill FBM-02 dual fan mATX case, second is Xigmatek Gigas Series cube case.
     
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  20. GreiverBlade

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    both of my last case i brought where 100ish, CM HAF XB (x2 but one sold lately) and In Win GRone but im more into that kind of look than "pro" gimmick and foam noise cancellation, i play game with my music loud, so i don't care about fan noises :D ... sidenote... but my neighborhood does :eek:
     
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    Sure there are A LOT of really nice cases at $100+, but I am too damn broke and value oriented to spend more than $100. My current Lian Li was $99.99 or so shipped from Newegg years ago. Even when I had a HAF 932 that came to $100 shipped on sale. Honestly I've been really pleased with the $50 or so Rosewill cases I've done budget gaming builds with...plenty of room for fans, drives, big vid cards and cpu coolers, and options for decent cable management, easy to work with. Sure it's mostly plastic, but I suppose if I spent closer to $2000+ on my build a more expensive case would make more sense. Personal preference for me is $100 or less...and with sales or used cases in good shape it's generally realistic.

    :toast:
     
  22. xenocide

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    The Rosewill case I have now is better than any $75+ case I've worked with or bought (I had two different full towers that cost about $80 and $125) and only cost me $50 shipped, so I see no reason to spend absurd amounts. I'd like to get a Fractal Define R4 or NZXT Phantom at some point though.
     
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    I spent about £50 each on three of my last cases, spent £150 on my nzxt switch 810.

    tbh im bored of cases now, theyre pain in the arse for swapping out stuff, watercooling is a long process, dust gets in the corners no matter what ya do, weighs a ton, too large.

    but they do look good...

    next is a test bench and something more dynamic!
     
  24. ensabrenoir

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    depends on what im building. First major case was a Antec 902 ($120) then came the cosmos 2 ($300) Next....; a Corsair 900d or a mountain mod. The small form factors are looking very interesting thoo
     
  25. SaiZo

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    None of the cases I have owned, or even the one I own now have I bought "new" from a computer store.
    For me price and airflow are a must. I do want a brand new case, a modern looking case.. And the case I really do want doesn't even exist.
    Perhaps I should build a case one day?
     

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