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Old October 7, 2008, 03:54 PM
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ATI 4780x2

I need a case for this, and have no idea where to start.

Price and Cooling are my main concerns. I want it to keep the whole system cool (without using water) and I don't wanna pay alot for it.

Quiet would be nice as well. As would USB ports on the front (but that seems pretty standard these days)

I don't give a crap what it looks like fyi. Cheap, cools well and quiet if possible is all I care about.
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Old October 7, 2008, 03:56 PM
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Well, when you say cheap, what's your budget for a case?
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:02 PM
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$150 max I guess?

I'd be willing to go a bit higher if needed or if it's worth it.
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:11 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Centurion 590 ATX Tower Case Black 9X5.25 1X3.5 4X3.5INT - RC-590 In Canada.

That is a WONDERFUL case.
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Agreed, ive worked with one, it was my friends. A very nice case, and a very nice price
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:31 PM
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I'd have to agree with that as well, as I've known a few friends that have used it. Another one which I've found to be quite quiet, if a bit cramped at times, but well worth the money is the antec P-180
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX8111(ME).aspx
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:35 PM
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The P180 is a decent case, but I find the door and front fan guards/grills extremely resistant and severely hinders airflow. Also once you get a bunch of stuff in there it gets cramped fast. Oh, and its HEAVY
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:38 PM
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Oooh, I like. And it will keep my stuff cool enough and it's fairly quiet?
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Should keep it pretty cool, and im not too sure about how quiet it is. I dont really remember
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Old October 7, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Ok, great. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks guys!
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