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So I am looking for a case that costs around ~$100 but $120 at most. I basically want it to have no mesh or holes on top, but USB ports and the power button and similar things are perfectly fine.

- Side panel mesh for case fans is fine, but no fans on top.
- Absolutely no windowed side panels.
- MUST be black
- Nothing extremely flashy (no gaming cases)
- Preferably box shaped like the 650D
- Standard ATX

Basically cases that are very good for case modding. Only I will not be modding mine. I just want the top to have no mesh so kids don't pour beer into my PC.

Similar to these cases:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112099
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112304

Anyone know any similar cases?
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post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 

The only one out of those that looks pretty good is the last one. The rest look too "gamey" if you know what I mean. +Rep for the help though!

I really prefer the Lian Li look that I posted though, those look great. Same with the 650D.
post #4 of 31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112331

No vents, no windows, no mesh, just a blank case. Aluminum too.
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Go for Lian Li then, they make some great cases, unless someone else can recommend a better case.
 
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post #6 of 31
Honestly, since you want little to nothing in terms of case features, save you money and get something like these, about as plain and OEM as you can get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233067

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154109
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post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying Donkey View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112331
No vents, no windows, no mesh, just a blank case. Aluminum too.

Wow! This is certainly an interesting case! The one question I have is that won't my PC get hot? I have everything in my sig rig that I will be transporting into it (2500k @ 1.32v, 6970) so won't it get pretty hot with a very limited fan setup? At least the other cases have 3-4 fan slots.

I have a feeling my case would turn into an oven with that case.

I also forgot to mention that I want my fans to run dead silent so I will be using my personally 120mm and 140mm silent fans.
post #8 of 31
How about Antec Performance series?

P183

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129061

Maybe out of your range, but it is a very nice case.
post #9 of 31
PC-9F FTW. That PC-A05 is not nearly as good as the original, so I wouldn't recommend it.
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post #10 of 31
I have a Gigabyte case that was discounted to $20, no one needs that.
Lian Li is durable, and worth the price difference.
If you insist I have seen Cooler Master Centurion 5 s available,sometimes refurbs are available at the Cooler Master Store, $15 and shipping.
Ah, newegg has it.

Cooler Master Silencio 450 looks suitable at $70.
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