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Hey guys, so im looking for a case for less then $50 shipped off amazon (or some other websites that dont charge tax in cali) This is for a donation build and i was asked to update it with some new things.

Only requirements is that it have decent airflow and no sidewindow.

i was thinking of a thermaltake v3? hmm..

Thanks!
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post #2 of 6
amazon has the nzxt gamma for $35 shipped.
its actually a pretty good deal for all the features. just make sure to have some extra fans as it only has 1 exhaust included.

oh did i mention cable management is awesome in this case?
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NZXT Beta Evo is $45 shipped if you have Prime.
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The Thermaltake V3 does have a little side window over the CPU area. So, it does not really make your requirements.

I suggest CoolerMaster Elite 335 for US$50 (with free shipping).
Air cooling is fairly decent with front (not supplied) and rear (supplied) 120mm fans and with 2 vent openings on side panel.

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Originally Posted by bamaland View Post
amazon has the nzxt gamma for $35 shipped.
its actually a pretty good deal for all the features. just make sure to have some extra fans as it only has 1 exhaust included.

oh did i mention cable management is awesome in this case?
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Originally Posted by Vocality View Post
NZXT Beta Evo is $45 shipped if you have Prime.
hmm both look good, ill have to check out some reviews of the two. + reps
hows the build quality on the two? just wondering

Anyways if anyones got any other suggestions

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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
The Thermaltake V3 does have a little side window over the CPU area. So, it does not really make your requirements.

I suggest CoolerMaster Elite 335 for US$50 (with free shipping).
Air cooling is fairly decent with front (not supplied) and rear (supplied) 120mm fans and with 2 vent openings on side panel.

Amazon.com: Cooler Master Elite 335 ATX Mid Tower Case Black - (RC-335-KKN1-GP): Computer & Accessories
hahaa.. i actually didnt notice it. very true doesnt meet the requirement. + reps


Also.. i have a feeling this PC might be in a high dust area (last time i check the computer they had had a bunch of dust bunnies on the bottom inside the case.... im thinking of using some dust filters i have laying around for 120mm fans .. good bad idea?
Edited by DNytAftr - 5/12/11 at 12:13am
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Originally Posted by DNytAftr View Post
Also.. i have a feeling this PC might be in a high dust area (last time i check the computer they had had a bunch of dust bunnies on the bottom inside the case.... im thinking of using some dust filters i have laying around for 120mm fans .. good bad idea?
Good idea, of course. Perhaps you need to teach them on basic regular maintenance.

And, take care of the 2 vent openings on the side panel as well.
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