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raynor February 1, 2013 03:44 AM

Which sub $200 air cooling case?
 
I'm about to get a new PC and I was wondering which case you guys would recommend?

I want something that cools really well right out of the box (so something with fans already pre-installed) i also wouldn't mind some hot swap bays

bigFOIG February 1, 2013 04:54 AM

It's funny, because I was going to suggest you buy the best looking case in your opinion, and then swap all the case fans out/fill up empty fan spaces with well-performing fans. With a budget like that (for the case), I'd definitely do that.

But if you had to, try the Antec 1200 V3. Comes with fans galore!
Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 V3 Full Tower Gaming Case 12X 5.25/3.5IN Bays 2.5IN USB 3.0 ATX Cpx

bigFOIG February 1, 2013 04:56 AM

If you're into blue, you'll love it. All fans have blue LED's. 3 in the front, 2 in the back, and a huge 200mm up at the top. Doesn't get any better OOB than that.

kishagi February 28, 2013 01:03 PM

Ive read that the Antec One and 300 cases have really good air cooling

tangrisser March 1, 2013 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kishagi (Post 693560)
Ive read that the Antec One and 300 cases have really good air cooling

Yes and no. It has pretty good air cooling for 50 dollar range but when we have budget of 200 dollars, there are definitely better cases that money can afford.

Silverstone Fortress FT02 comes to mind for some reason. :ph34r:

sourthings March 2, 2013 09:04 AM

Silverstone Raven is a great air cooling case with its bottom to top airflow design.

Silverstone Raven RV01B-W Black E-ATX Case 5X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS W/ Window

There are a few derivatives of the Raven, some are as low as $130.

kishagi March 19, 2013 05:40 PM

corsair carbide 500r but look at cases with 2 intake fan and a top exhaust

aznegg March 29, 2013 08:29 PM

if your into red

Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced Full Tower EATX Case 7X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT USB3.0 eSATA 1394 Black

haf 932 is your case

howpet March 31, 2013 10:42 AM

Canada Computers | Cases | NZXT SWITCH 810 Full Tower Chassis BLACK

Two weeks ago these were on sale. Grandson and myself took a drive to Whitby and bought the last one in white. He did a great job running cables and there was all kinds of room to fit my old double thick triple rad in the top. The paint inside and out is flawless and the white looks great.
Be warned though it is steel and thick steel at that so its heavy, definitely not something you"ll be wanting to move around much especially to your friends lan party every other weekend


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