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Old January 7, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Question Need a good affordable case.

Hey, I'm looking to buy a whole new computer system from scratch. It's going to include an AMD Phenom II x6 1100t or a new 8-core FX processor, this will be put on an ASUS AM3+ SABERTOOTH 990FX S/L motherboard. I'm also looking to have dual GPUs (most likely 2 550TIs) so it will be able to run new games for quite some time. The RAM has been taken care of already, and the PSU, but I don't know what kind of case I'd need, it's going to need to be able to support an ATX board and have support for USB 3.0 and have quite a lot of room for cooling etc., and I'd also prefer it to look pretty cool and not just be a big square black chunk in my room, also It'd be quite nice if it didn't cost a ton of money, I'm a student so money and budgeting is quite a problem, but I'd rather it be a quality case than a piece of rubbish. Any recommendations? :)
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Old January 7, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Do you have a $ limit for case?

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Old January 7, 2012, 09:38 AM
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The HAF 932 if you want a full-tower:
Canada Computers | Cases | Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower ATX Case (RC-932-KKN5-GP)

Mid tower, the Corsair 400R:
Canada Computers | Cases | Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Case (CC9011011-WW)

edit: actually, the 500R is on sale $115 at Canada Computers as well...better cooling and removable hard drive cage might be worth it over the 400R

The HAF series is great for air cooling and easy to work with if you like the styling. It certainly won't be a box in your room.
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Old January 7, 2012, 10:48 AM
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NZXT has a new one out that is actually pretty awesome. The Phantom 410. Looks to be pretty solid.


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Old January 8, 2012, 09:17 AM
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Drop the 2 550's and get a single 560 ti.. bout the same performance with the option of adding a second a bit down the road. (Should be similar cost too)

For the case... simply get what looks cool (with the features you need) that matches your budget... Personally I like the 600r Limited ed white from corsair (review in case section)
But I couldn't call it a budget case though (good features and design for the price though)

CM Haf's are good and start around $60? I think...
there are lots of options depending on your price point.
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