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NZXT GAMMA for ~36 bucks.. anything better?

post #1 of 20
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I am itching for a decent cheap case..

Anything better than the NZXT Gamma for 36~50 bucks?

Wondering how it pits up against my 900 (feel free to shoot down my antec 900 )
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post #2 of 20
nope, it'll have better cable management than a 900 and probably better airflow if you use up all the available places for fans. For 50$, I'd look at the beta EVO
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Originally Posted by Morizuno;13817323 
nope, it'll have better cable management than a 900 and probably better airflow if you use up all the available places for fans. For 50$, I'd look at the beta EVO
Agreed. Also look at the NZXT M59 and the Rosewill Challenger. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600053918&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=7|11-146-058^11-146-058-TS%2C11-147-153^11-147-153-TS%2C11-146-059^11-146-059-TS
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post #4 of 20
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Interesting guys.. keep em coming xD +reps
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post #5 of 20
At the $36 shipped price that Amazon offers, the answer is no.
post #6 of 20
The only thing bad about the Gamma is that it comes with only one noisy fan in the back. Otherwise, for $35 it is a GREAT case. Building a computer with the Gamma was a lot easier than building one with a Antec 900.
    
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post #7 of 20
I just got rid of my 900 for the Phantom. No cable management on 900 drove me up the wall. The fans were good but cables were in the way. I just built a PC with the Gamma case recently. Great case. Good cable management. The only thing is that the cables have to be fairly flush at the back since there is not much room with the cover.
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post #8 of 20
Hmm had a thread like this but a little more strict, some recomendations they had was the gamma, nxzt evo and the elite 335

Ended up going with the gamma, it was actually pretty nice case for the price. But for the psu that was used in the case the back area wassnt deep enough for it to easly fit (had to push at it a bit but it closed). But yeahh i would recomend it biggrin.gif

Edit: oh also got the elite 335 before and that was pretty decent as well but felt more generic
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post #9 of 20
I don't really like NZXT... I have had 2 of their cases and had problems with both... Loose HD bays, flimsy PCI brackets, horrible tool-less design (Apollo... don't even get me started), case fans that fail in less than a year (I had 3/4 stock NZXT case fans fail in 8 months), etc. Their customer service is extremely rude as well. I asked for the to send me 2 case fans since they both failed on a case and the lady literally hung up on me. I am a pretty nice person too when I talk to customer service!!

I just don't trust them anymore. My friend also had one of those red NZXT cases iBP sells and it was one of the worst cases I have ever seen in terms of what you pay for.

I cant speak for all their cases since I have only used 2, and I have only seen 3 in total IRL. I have had a bad experience with them, so I am staying away from them.
post #10 of 20
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Thanks everyone.. It's so hard to decide.

Does Haf 912 have any competition for 60 bucks? xD
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