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post #11 of 107
NZXT Phantom hands down, superb cable-management and airflow, looks clean and comes in a wide arrange of colors. Never used one my self not my style but when I was looking for a case ALOT of people recommended it to me

Black w/ green trim

Black w/ orange trim

White w/ red trim

All White

All Black

All Red
Edited by Rakivic - 10/8/11 at 12:07pm
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post #12 of 107
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500R and Phantom are okay I guess. Phantom is a full tower but that's fine. I do like to stick to 120/140mm fans, mostly 120mm. I'm also not a big fan of plastic. Small amounts are fine but a whole case covered with plastic isn't really fine with me. I will keep both in mind though.

Edit: while this is going on, does anybody know any good 140mm fans? I really wanted 120 since there were no 140mm Gentle Typhoons.
Edited by HybridCore - 10/8/11 at 12:52pm
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post #14 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knika View Post
This is what I have and it has EXCELLENT air flow:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058
+1 for this case. 49 bucks and 15% off? Hell yeah!
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post #15 of 107
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It looks kind of...strange to me? I don't really know.

Currently considering the HAF 912 Plus, Arc Midi (maybe, a little small), Shinobi, and Source 220.
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post #16 of 107
I'm not sure how you classify "budget". To me, budget cases ought to be as cheap as possible while still having the features you're after. I was going to suggest an NZXT Gamma, or the Xigmatek Asgard, but it seems you're not on the same "budget wavelength" that I am.
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post #17 of 107
Sounds to me like a Lian Li PC-9F would fit your needs perfectly. Ceck it out at Newegg $139
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post #18 of 107
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I like the PC-9F but I'm just disappointed that there's only 1 top intake.
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post #19 of 107
Myy. Super budget case would be the Zalmaan Z9+
Just cause I have one (bias) but it really has some good stuff for the price.

Mine was $37 after mir, and it looks fine to me. Holds up to seven fans and has a casee tempature display with the added feature of a dual fan controller.

Not hi-tech and no usb 3.0 but hey it does the trickk and doesn't loook over the top.
post #20 of 107
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I guess it's okay but again, not to my taste. USB 3.0 is nice but it isn't a must since I won't be getting a USB 3.0 drive immediately. I might though since I do transfer things from one computer to another quite a lot. Most of it since they've done something to their computer that needs to be fixed.
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