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post #1 of 9
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Hi all,

Looking to get my gf a new case for her budget build:

Gigabyte 970A-D3 (ATX form factor I believe)
Mushkin Silverline 4gb ddr3 1333
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black edition
Arctic Freezer Pro 7 heatsink
XFX GT240 512MB

Top 3 priorities:
1) The smaller the better (she moves alot)
2) Looks/Flashy Lights (CHYEA!)
3) Price! (willing to spend up to $60-70 if justified)
If the case has good airflow that would be a bonus.

THANKS ALL!
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post #2 of 9
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...cout-club.html

slightly outta your price range, but everyone that has one, loves it!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196
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post #3 of 9
CM Storm Enforcer if you like eye-catchingness.

Personally, I love the 690II because its simple design draws looks. Highly stylized cases are fairly common.

NZXT M59 is good for its price as well. Lots of unusual angles. Or the NZXT Lexa S, or the CM Storm Scout.

Edit: Sleepin ninjaed me. Goes to show how good the scout is though! Those steel handles cannot be beat for portability.
Edited by MKHunt - 10/7/11 at 10:07pm
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post #4 of 9
Bitfenix just came out with a new budget case, the Bitfenix Merc Alpha. $40, decent cable management. Bought one for my wife's computer.

Don't know how it is in actual performance myself yet, but still a suggestion.

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/pr...alpha#overview

post #5 of 9
The XION Predator seems to fit the bill for what you want nicely. 49.99 (after MIR) Great cable management, its small, has plenty of extra fan mountings, and it looks "flashy".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208036



Did not realize you were in Canada. The above case is good case but if you don't want to order in the US and clean out the pocket book on shipping. You can get a Coolermaster Haf 912 from NCIX It has good airflow (can support 200mm up top) and cable managment all tho it is larger then the above case. If you want flash swap out the stock fans with one's that have blue/red LED's

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&...e=COOLERMASTER
Edited by Rakivic - 10/8/11 at 11:54am
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post #6 of 9
Bit fenix is a good low-end solution.
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post #7 of 9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146065
15% off as well, at least through the 10th. Only fits mATX though, so idk if its what you are looking for or not.
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

I really like the M59 - going to pass it off to her and see what she thinks. All these links make me wish I had shopped around more before I settled on an Antec900 T.T

I apologise cause I'm sure this is a dumb question:

The mobo is an ATX i believe, does that mean its entire setup wouldn't fit in the NZXT vulcan? I REALLY like that case.
riglicious
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
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Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
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Corsair MM400 
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i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
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Intel i7-930 @ [4.00GHz 1.2v] Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2x GTX460 1GB SLI Kingston 6GB DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB SSD| Seagate 500GB 5400rpm ASUS Win7 Ultimate ASUS VE247 24" LED/LG 42" LCD/Samsung 19" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco MJ2 104, Das Professional S Corsair TX750 Corsair 500R white Sensei Pro 
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Corsair MM400 
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i5-3320 8GB Intel 256GB SSD 
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cooler master haf 912?
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