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It's mostly discontinued but if you can find this one anywhere I'd go for it. I've always thought this was an awesome case for the girly types. I'd find one for a computer for my wife if she cared about computers or having one.

http://www.inwin-style.com/website/pd/pd_detail.php?iw_name_id=13&iw_lanid=0
     
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Originally Posted by Riou;13488570 
What is your budget? I am guessing something more minimalistic or simple.

~ ? USD: Fractal Design Define Mini

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~ $100 USD: Fractal Design R3

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~ $150 USD: Fractal Design Define XL

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~ $160 USD: Silverstone FT03

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~ $230 USD: Silverstone FT02

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Is it me or do all those cases look like monitor speakers and subwoofers??

As for a girl, I didn't use a case, but built a SFF mini PC instead. Single optical drive, hdd, and video card if needed.
     
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Sorry but I read the title as "Computer Case OR a girl"...lol lachen.gif

I was expecting people in this thread giving relevant advice. biggrin.gif
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post #24 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by ezveedub;13488665 
Is it me or do all those cases look like monitor speakers and subwoofers??

As for a girl, I didn't use a case, but built a SFF mini PC instead. Single optical drive, hdd, and video card if needed.
Just buy a Mac. Girls think Macs are the best even if that might not always be the case. wink.gif
post #25 of 68
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Originally Posted by the_beast;13488630 
But nothing says 'I'm going to use you as an excuse to do my hobby' like going all out on a time-consuming 'gift' that's more about the build for you than it is about the gift for her...

If she doesn't want to make a big thing about the PC, then spending days or weeks making it might just annoy her. She'll think you're just using her and her computer as another project to amuse yourself rather than doing what she wants. Getting a simple but stylish (and somewhat feminine) case might actually be what she really wants.

Now if she likes her computers and wants it to look top notch then go for it, spend as much time and money as it takes, and do something really special for her...

Beast makes some VERY good points. Find out what she wants. Case shop with her. See what she likes. If a little painting/moding is in order explain it to her. Best thing you can do is to keep her in the loop. Hell, get her into the build in picking out stuff. If she goes down a wrong path explain it to her and help her fix it. My Fiance has absolutley no interest in computers. But every now and then she asks a question and I explain it to her in terms that she can understand.(NOTE!!!: DO NOT talk dumb down to her.) My finace thought she was being very thoughtful a few months ago and purchased a CPU for me as she knew I was looking for a upgrade. She bought me a Pentium 4. I had to explain to her why it was not an upgrade.
Me: "Honey, Thats a Single core Processor of a different socket type."
Her: "Whats yours?"
Me: "I have a Dual Core Processor."
Her: "What do you mean "Different socket type."?
Proceeded to show her the difference in the processors and the sockets. She is much more knowledgable about that kind of stuff now even though she still asks from time to time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;13488680 
Just buy a Mac. Girls think Macs are the best even if that might not always be the case. wink.gif

I agree. I just had a friend buy a Mac yesterday. A girl of course.
     
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post #27 of 68
I don't think the PC case market would really cater for a stylish case that looks like a girls computer.

Most just look like computers, and the rest look like it might be driven by an action man.


I think you'll be dealving into the world of modding to make something to match that description. Maybe laser etching side panels, custom fan grills or custom paint jobs with ~ I don't know... flowers? Butterflies?

How about something like this:

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From here: http://www.crestock.com/image/851852-Abstract-flower-pattern.aspx
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the_beast;13488630 
But nothing says 'I'm going to use you as an excuse to do my hobby' like going all out on a time-consuming 'gift' that's more about the build for you than it is about the gift for her...

If she doesn't want to make a big thing about the PC, then spending days or weeks making it might just annoy her. She'll think you're just using her and her computer as another project to amuse yourself rather than doing what she wants. Getting a simple but stylish (and somewhat feminine) case might actually be what she really wants.

Now if she likes her computers and wants it to look top notch then go for it, spend as much time and money as it takes, and do something really special for her...

I didn't say go for mod of the month, but take her shopping, find what she likes, then find out what she thinks would make it better/cuter then do it for her (paint comes to mind), it will make her smile. Just a suggestion from a married man... and if she doesnt think anything will make it better because she is convinced it is perfect, then write a thank you note to the case company, because they saved you effort. Just saying
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post #29 of 68
Go with a HAF912 or 922 and repaint the front grilles pink. OR
Get some Xigmatek Crystal Series Purple LED case fans(they come in 200mm and 120mm BTW at newegg.)
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post #30 of 68
Apevia XCruiser2, in pink of course:

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