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Hey,

I'm after a new case as I'm still using a old Coolermaster Centurion 5.

Could anyone recommend a case below £60-ish? rolleyes.gif

I've been looking at these,

Antec 302

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-three-hundred-two-black-mid-tower-performance-gaming-case-w-o-psu

Corsair 300R

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-300r-black-mid-tower-gaming-performance-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu

Cooler Master Silencio

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-silencio-rc-550-mid-tower-full-black-(in-out)-silent-case-usb-30-with-35-x-doc-sd-card

NZXT Tempest 210

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-tempest-210-all-black-mid-tower-mesh-performance-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu

Chieftec Libra (comes with five fans)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/chieftec-libra-gaming-mid-tower-atx-case-usb-3-docking-station-w-o-psu

Could anyone tell me what they think of either of these cases so I could come to a decision.

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
Just to throw something else in the mix, what do you think of these 2 cases, Modtek L33T Case Series – X812 PC Case and the Modtek L33T Case Series - X917 Case. They are really new, and I think they look great. What do you think?
post #3 of 10
Corsair 300R for sure, I have a 500R myself and I couldn't fault it at all! thumb.gif The Antec is great as well.
Edited by twerk - 11/2/12 at 9:21am
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No fractal design r4? Works well if you use 4 140mm fans smile.gif
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No fractal design r4?
The R4 is closer to £90 smile.gif
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post #6 of 10
The Antec 302, the 300R and the Tempest have better looking for me.

I don't like the Silencio system cooling.
It doesn't have the side fan or the bottom fan mountings to help the GPU cooling.
The CPU cooler height is listed with 6.10-inch (154mm).
The case has not enough clearance for nice heatsinks like the Hyper 212 (159mm of height).

The Chieftec doesn't have a nice looking for me.
I don't know about the 5 stock fans, but I like to choose silent fans and fans aren't expensive.
I believe that there's better fan bramds than the Chieftec's.

I'm a 300R owner.
The 2 stock fans aren't great, but they're very quiet.
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post #7 of 10
I'm a bit of a silent freak. I have my computer in a freaking closet, behind a plaster wall, and I'm still considering the R4.
post #8 of 10
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Hey,
I'm after a new case as I'm still using a old Coolermaster Centurion 5.
Could anyone recommend a case below £60-ish? rolleyes.gif
I've been looking at these,
Antec 302
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec-three-hundred-two-black-mid-tower-performance-gaming-case-w-o-psu
Corsair 300R
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-300r-black-mid-tower-gaming-performance-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
Cooler Master Silencio
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-silencio-rc-550-mid-tower-full-black-(in-out)-silent-case-usb-30-with-35-x-doc-sd-card
NZXT Tempest 210
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-tempest-210-all-black-mid-tower-mesh-performance-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
Chieftec Libra (comes with five fans)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/chieftec-libra-gaming-mid-tower-atx-case-usb-3-docking-station-w-o-psu
Could anyone tell me what they think of either of these cases so I could come to a decision.
Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Xoxide John View Post

Just to throw something else in the mix, what do you think of these 2 cases, Modtek L33T Case Series – X812 PC Case and the Modtek L33T Case Series - X917 Case. They are really new, and I think they look great. What do you think?

I have looked at all the OP case ideas, and my next case will be the 300r. Great features. Although i heard the door is a little flimsy, but that doesnt bother me. good cooling options, room for decent sized graphics cards and room for afterstock coolers.


xoxide john - you should get more pictures up for the Modtek L33T Case Series – X812 PC Case on the website.
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post #9 of 10
Get the 300R, it's much bigger and has more cable management than just about everything else in the price range. Definitely don't choose the Antec 302, their only worthwhile cases are the P280 and 1100.
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post #10 of 10
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xoxide john - you should get more pictures up for the Modtek L33T Case Series – X812 PC Case on the website.

I should have that done by the end of next week (Xmas is coming up!
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