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Hello, Building 2 rigs up for my 2 little brothers, Can anyone tell me a great case to go for? I will need 2 different case, I wont get them both the same one, I also dont want to go over £80-£100. I've seen some like the Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite Dominator, Zalman Z9 Plus Midi and Coolermaster Elite 430 Midi, But I'm just unsure, I want them to have dust filters and I need them to be strong, not some cheap metal, I dont mind one being for etc £50-£60 and the other being £30, I just need 2 great case's. UK btw.



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post #2 of 18
Are these their first rigs? If they're just getting introduced to the gaming world, could grab them something more flashy.
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Yea they are, Didn't want to go to extreme, but feel free to recommend/show me some flashy case's
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post #4 of 18
Cooler Master HAF 912 Case - Black - 49.98

Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller - Black 49.99

Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower Case - Black / Venom Green 52.99

Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower Case - Black / Blood Red 52.99

There ya go mate! I like the Sharkoons. Same design yet each one os different with the LED colors. And the matching paint to the LED colors on the inside is a nice touch too!
Edited by Erick Silver - 12/15/11 at 4:56pm
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post #5 of 18
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Hello, Building 2 rigs up for my 2 little brothers, Can anyone tell me a great case to go for? I will need 2 different case, I wont get them both the same one, I also dont want to go over £80-£100. I've seen some like the Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite Dominator, Zalman Z9 Plus Midi and Coolermaster Elite 430 Midi, But I'm just unsure, I want them to have dust filters and I need them to be strong, not some cheap metal, I dont mind one being for etc £50-£60 and the other being £30, I just need 2 great case's. UK btw.



Thanks


 

I just finished going through this scenario for my brother and all the cases he liked I snubbed eith because of the top mounted PSU, bad cable management, lack of dust filters or bad build quality.

 

What happened?  He sprung out more money and went for a Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Nvidia Edition case in which I finished his modest build last week.

 

What I'm trying to convey to you is that being what your budget is that if you want a non-flimsy metal case your choices will be somewhat limited.  The CM 430 case from what I read that the metal is not quite in the same league as a 690 II Advanced or a HAF 912 plus that I see you have.  You might get flashier case suggestions but might compromise something else, lets see what is suggested here.

 

Here in the USA we have the HAF 912 basic which now goes for about $49.99 USD - unfortunately you don't have that option I was corrected and the basic model is available in your country.  That was a new one on me as once the lowest HAF 912 model availability in the UK was the "PLUS".

 

Sure the easiest way out is to spend more money and get a HAF 912 Advanced and a 690 II Advanced.  Wish that I could've been a better help but your budget makes it hard for me to recommend you a case.

 

Again, maybe someone else can chime in friend. smile.gif


Edited by nickt1862 - 12/15/11 at 5:21pm
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

Cooler Master HAF 912 Case - Black - 49.98

Zalman Z9 Plus Tower Case with Fan Controller - Black 49.99

Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower Case - Black / Venom Green 52.99

Sharkoon T9 Gaming Tower Case - Black / Blood Red 52.99

There ya go mate! I like the Sharkoons. Same design yet each one os different with the LED colors. And the matching paint to the LED colors on the inside is a nice touch too!


 

The OP is in the UK. wink.gif

post #7 of 18
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The OP is in the UK. wink.gif

Check links. all links are from the UK.
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post #8 of 18
look up the nzxt phantom410 its super flashy and a kid cant not like it.
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post #9 of 18
I actually do like those Sharkoons I links. Nice clean lines, side window, good airflow intake, decent cable management from what I can see, I do not like the HDD cage but thats a minor issue. You can also get the cases with white lights(White edition) or no lights(black edition). check the Sharkoon.com web page.
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

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Originally Posted by nickt1862 View Post




The OP is in the UK. wink.gif

Check links. all links are from the UK.


 

What threw me off that a HAF 912 basic being available in the UK, must be updated availability of this basic case there.

 

I just learned something - how about that! tongue.gif biggrin.gif

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