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Hi guys,

So I'm building my new sig rig around an EVGA Classified X58 E759. The thing is, I've only a $140 budget for the case. No more. I have been thinking of the NZXT Phantom as a full tower case, but I would be stuck with a stock cooler for a few months (it's a long story).

So right now, I need a case that costs AT MOST $100, and it must fit an EATX motherboard. I know the CoolerMaster 690 II can fit this exact motherboard, but it's not available for Newegg Will Call, so I have to pay $10 for shipping.

So basically I'm looking for a spacious mid tower case or a really cheap full tower case. I don't mind refurbished. HAF series is a no-go. So ugly.

Thanks in advance.
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It seems that Newegg does have the 690 II Advanced on stock for US$89 + $10 shipping:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

And, Amazon has it for US$88 with free shipping:-
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Originally Posted by windfire;14315990 
It seems that Newegg does have the 690 II Advanced on stock for US$89 + $10 shipping:-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

I can't buy from Amazon, as my only payment option is PayPal. As for Newegg, it's not available for Will Call pickup in Los Angeles. Not a cheapskate or anything, but I simply won't pay $10 for shipping when I could just drive to their warehouse 7 miles away and pick it up for free.
Marshmallow
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;14316033 
I can't buy from Amazon, as my only payment option is PayPal. As for Newegg, it's not available for Will Call pickup in Los Angeles. Not a cheapskate or anything, but I simply won't pay $10 for shipping when I could just drive to their warehouse 7 miles away and pick it up for free.

Oh, please excuse my ignorance as I am not aware of this Will Call pickup service.redface.gif

Obviously you have investigated into this method for your area. But it seems that Newegg has a warehouse just outside of Los Angeles. My estimate that City of Industry is about 20 miles from downtown LA. Take a look at the screenshot below.

Perhaps that is still too far relative to your target warehouse of 7-mile away?
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Originally Posted by windfire;14316581 
Oh, please excuse my ignorance as I am not aware of this Will Call pickup service.redface.gif

Obviously you have investigated into this method for your area. But it seems that Newegg has a warehouse just outside of Los Angeles. My estimate that City of Industry is about 20 miles from downtown LA. Take a look at the screenshot below.

Perhaps that is still too far relative to your target warehouse of 7-mile away?

Ah, I'm not actually in the city of Los Angeles, but the county. Everyone here just say that we're from Los Angeles, but in fact we're in a bunch of smaller cities inside the county. But I have picked up from Newegg before, and their City of Industry warehouse is indeed 7 miles away from my house tongue.gif

EDIT: Hrm. I just took a closer look at your screenshot, and apparently you can pick up the 690 II Advanced from Newegg. But when I put it in my cart, I only have the option to ship it. Weird!

EDIT2: Found the issue. The Advanced version of the 690 II IS available for pickup, but the 690 II Basic (which is the one I want because I'll never use the features of the Advanced), isn't. :/
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 7/23/11 at 11:21am
Marshmallow
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
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Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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