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post #1 of 9
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I'm helping a friend with a build and he wants a sub $40 case. So far there are a few choices:

1. CM Elite 370 ($36)
2. CM Elite 371 ($40)
3. Thermaltake V4 Black Edition ($40 + 10MIR)

I guess he care most about durability? Since you can't get much features out of these anyways.
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post #2 of 9
It might be nice to have links to each of those cases.

I'd go for the Thermaltake one as it is.
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
It might be nice to have links to each of those cases.

I'd go for the Thermaltake one as it is.
Same.
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post #4 of 9
I've built with all of those cases, I would go with the CM Elite 371, the fit and finish is far superior to that of the other ones, and it simply looks nice - it also has a lot of cooling options, if you ever decide to get an H50/60/70/80 the radiator won't fit in the TT case
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post #5 of 9
Of those I would choose the Thermaltake.

Here is another one that is cheap, relatively well constructed, and presentable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096
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post #6 of 9
ill take the Thermaltake V4 Black Edition!!

it has better airflow and it looks WAY better than the others!
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post #7 of 9
You should also consider CM 430 elite IMO.
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post #8 of 9
get an NZXT GAMMA its an amazing case for the price its $34 on newegg it has everything http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=nzxt%20gamma
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post #9 of 9
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Thanks guys. I forgot to mention we're in Canada. We've checked the price of all those cases that's mentioned here and they're all pretty expensive for his budget.
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