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post #11 of 24
You are right, it is over budget. Sorry about that. Didn't think of price differences between States and EU.
post #12 of 24
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Thanks for the responses, I will look over all of them after work.thumb.gif
    
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post #13 of 24
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After reading through the posts you guys wrote, and recommendations. I think it is safe to say I really don't need anything above $50 for this build. I've narrowed it down to...

NZXT Source 210 Elite White

Rosewill Destroyer

NZXT M59

CoolerMaster 922 HAF ($79 right now)

Basically all the ones you guys told me were great, it just came down to which ones were most ascetically pleasing or had even more features. Let me know which one you guys would pick. BTW, I only shop on Newegg, and Buy.com.
    
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post #14 of 24
if you dont mind looks the the source 210 elite and if it does matter a little the a M59 thumb.gif
post #15 of 24
Having gone budget on previous cases and now owning the Obsidian 650D, I can say for sure it was worth spending a few more dollars and getting a better enclosure.
 
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fractal core 3000 > antec 300 thumb.gif
Edited by catbuster - 3/18/12 at 6:22pm
    
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post #17 of 24
second the phantom 410.
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post #18 of 24
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I'm actually leaning towards the 912 HAF now.
    
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post #19 of 24
Don't cheap out on the case! Spend at least $80 and get something solid for building like the CM690II Advanced especially if this is your first build. You will run into multiple nightmares if you get a cheap, crappy case and that is not something you want to deal with on your first build...
post #20 of 24
My first build I went with the M59. I used it for over a year and like it alot but wished the whole time I had gone with the HAF 912 instead. Now that I own both it was definitely easier to build in the 912 and looks better imo. I was all about the side window but that didn't last long. After all I already know what the inside of my case looks like.
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