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post #1 of 19
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Okay, I feel like its time to upgrade my NZXT Gamma, as I want something nicer and something with a window.

I dont want to spend over $100, I have been looking at the Lancool K62, but how is the airflow in it? I don't like the looks of any of the HAF cases, they just dont appeal to me. I like the Corsair 500r, but it doesnt have a window. Also I dont want anything with a ton of mesh, because it is a dust magnet, and I have a problem with dust currently.

So basically I am looking for the best tower under $100.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 19
The NZXT Phantom 410 would be a good upgrade. There's a small window on the side and you can put a 140/120mm fan. It's 99$ on newegg or tigerdirect if you live in US. Here's how it looks like : 550
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post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Dont really like the look of the Phantom, I am more into just the plain, slick, clean looking cases.
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post #4 of 19
I would probably find a Lian Li K58 before anything NZXT.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
I like the Lian Li PC-K63

Whats the difference between the K63 and the K62?
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post #6 of 19
Little tiny bit over $100, but well worth it if you ask me...

This:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007

or This:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352013

I'm saving for the R3 myself. If you absolutely MUST have a side window....cut one into it like I'm gonna do. smile.gif
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post #7 of 19
+1 (if I could) for the Fractal Design cases. Man those things are sleek. Nearly got the Mini, personally.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

+1 (if I could) for the Fractal Design cases. Man those things are sleek. Nearly got the Mini, personally.

I almost pulled the trigger on the Midi, and $400 worth of water gear to go with my new 7970 myself. Then I realized I was going to be blowing $500, just to make a stupid graphics card work. doh.gif

Needless to say...I'm still stuck on my Beta Evo right now. sozo.gif
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by jackofhearts495 View Post

+1 (if I could) for the Fractal Design cases. Man those things are sleek. Nearly got the Mini, personally.

I almost pulled the trigger on the Midi, and $400 worth of water gear to go with my new 7970 myself. Then I realized I was going to be blowing $500, just to make a stupid graphics card work. doh.gif

Needless to say...I'm still stuck on my Beta Evo right now. sozo.gif

Rofl
    
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post #10 of 19
How about one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216&Tpk=coolermaster%20690%20window ?

I have one and it is a greaat case and a steal at that price, although it may hay to much mesh for your liking. Also all the mesh has good dust filters
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