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Suggest mini-itx case for a hobo!

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I'm building new system for my gf (down in signature) and the area in which i lack the most is the case department. Is there some cheapo/good looking case which will house everything i have.
Power supply is undecided yet, but it will be TFX or SFX.(and probably FSP, because local choice in mini-psu is bad) No gfx card, and no optical drive. No overclocking and almost no gaming. Stock cooling (If it is quiet enough).

Price i'm trying to get under is 90$

Thanks
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Here are a few reviews, the one thing I would advice if you don't need discrete IGP is to get a case that already has an integrated PSU, preferably a DC/DC converter that is completely silent.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...case,2814.html
Centurion
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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Centurion
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
PowerCase
400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the link.
A lot of cases seem to come with psu, but the sweetest ones have the least wattage
Phaedrus psu calc says I'm going to need 160-170 maxW. Also not very much reviews on the cheap ones.

I'm choosing between
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811108189
65$ ,comes with 200w psu. Has extra 80mm fan which runs 2500 and cannot be controlled (only issue I have with it)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...se,2814-3.html
case from your link. It's also 65$, comes with 180w psu.

The noise is a factor, but this is intended to be a cheapo case.
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