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Best case for a $50 budget?

post #1 of 25
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My CM Elite 310 is now lacking both side panels and the front panel, might be time to upgrade.

What I want:
Can hold ATX motherboards
Black interior
Bottom mounted PSU

What I've found so far:
Silverstone P505
Raidmax Blade
NZXT Gamma
Xigmatek Asgard II
Thermaltake V3

I'm leaning towards the Silverstone or the Raidmax. Any suggestions or experience with any of the cases?
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post #2 of 25
I can say don't get the v3... I got one for my folding rig and returned it... It was a pain to remove the front and top panel and cable management availability lacked.
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post #3 of 25
what about rosewill challenger? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153 i have not used it, but i am considering this for my next pc.
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post
woah, for that price thats a pretty decent case!
post #5 of 25
At $50? I was at this budget, and chose the Rosewill Challenger. All I can say is it does perfectly well for me and has some nice features. It also has everything you described, bottom mount, Can hold ATX mobo's, and has a black interior.

Otherwise, IMO get the Raidmax blade.
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post
what about rosewill challenger? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153 i have not used it, but i am considering this for my next pc.
I have this case. It has plenty of room, can fit 5 HDD's, its pretty much exactly as it is described. Though you shouldnt expect this case to fit a 6970/GTX 590 pretty well or cooling bigger than a hyper 212+
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
I have this case. It has plenty of room, can fit 5 HDD's, its pretty much exactly as it is described. Though you shouldnt expect this case to fit a 6970/GTX 590 pretty well or cooling bigger than a hyper 212+
I'm using a CCF, which I think is a fair bit taller than the 212+. I don't especially love the curvy front panel design of the Challenger, but I'll look into it.
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post #8 of 25
Rosewill destroyer is nice too
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shneakypete View Post
Rosewill destroyer is nice too
It is a nice case for the money, I got it on sale for $39.99. Lacks good cable management though, but you could cut some holes if you really wanted too.

I just moved the HDD cage up so there was a space underneath it, and stick most of my cables there, and will sliding them behind the drive bays and the side panel.
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