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post #31 of 101
Take a wooden box big enough and cover your rig

No one shall suspect.

Those cases are too flashy.

If you want a real case, just get the Cooler Master 343
post #32 of 101
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For $200+? Not likely. I'd like to keep this below $120 if possible.

Its 199, and includes a 600w awesome PSU
post #33 of 101
Bitfenix Prodigy! Keeping it tight with great space and temps too.
The phantom 410 is another awesome case that I can attest too. The included fan controller is very handy.
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post #34 of 101
Go mini-itx, and get a Silverstone FT03B-MINI (or FT03S -MINI if you prefer silver)
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post #35 of 101
I am using the mid tower case and I have kept the phantom 410 box to transport the computer. I have yet to really move it around all that much but when you have a desktop in college I figure you better want to keep it in good condition.

But depending on your parts list you might be able to go smaller, see I went with a SBe 3930k so I plan to upgrade to a watercool in the future, and my midtower will be able to house that.
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post #36 of 101
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Bitfenix Prodigy! Keeping it tight with great space and temps too.
The phantom 410 is another awesome case that I can attest too. The included fan controller is very handy.

QFT. Prodigy and Phantom are some of the best IMO, same goes for the corsair. You can't go wrong
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post #37 of 101
Thread Starter 

OK, I guess this wasn't made clear, I'd prefer an ATX Mid Tower. I feel comfortable with the rest of my spec, and I really would prefer not to have to change it. Unless it is the accepted thing to do to go small form factor for college builds.

post #38 of 101
Thread Starter 

@benpack101 On a completely unrelated note, where do you go to college?

post #39 of 101
Thread Starter 
Or maybe I have money budgeted for a case and don't want to spend more than that.
post #40 of 101
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And I don't want a m-ITX case anyways, as I said above.
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