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Old September 13, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Bitfenix cases seem to be pretty budget minded :

Bitfenix Merc Beta Steel Black ATX Mid Tower Case 3X5.25 7X3.25 1X2.5 *No PS* Top USB2.0 Audio - BitFenix - BFC-MRC-100-KKX2-RP

My last case was a fractal design which are pretty amazing if you are trying to build a silent case. Before that I had a CM Haf 932 but that is to much 'bling' for me now.

As for windows, while looking cool they always cost more and will not block out noise as well as a flat side panel would so you have to figure out if you want better silence or better aesthetics I guess.
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:01 PM
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where does one get magnetic fan filters in the GVR? too many of these cases don't have fan filters :(

if I only installed a bottom mounted intake fan and a rear-mounted outtake fan, would that be bad? would an open-air GPU 'use up' all of the air*?

*as it, it heats up the air before it reaches the CPU
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Old September 13, 2012, 01:44 PM
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curious, what defines a gaming case lol?
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Old September 13, 2012, 04:10 PM
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honestly not sure.

i'm guessing it just means any case with PCI slots and enough length to support a mid range graphics card.

eg, even though my SG07 is freaking tiny, it still counts as a gaming case imo
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Old September 14, 2012, 09:48 PM
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My buddy picked up a corsair 300r for $55 pretty solid.
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Old September 16, 2012, 10:25 PM
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holy wow that bitfenix merc case is ridiculously awesome
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