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This is going to be my first build so i'm looking for any advice i can get. I was looking at a "Corsair Carbide Series 200R" case ($44 after MIR) but it's out of stock and it looks like newegg isn't going to honor the price when they come back in stock.

I'm looking for a cheap and reliable case that doesn't have giant lights and MUST have an intake from the bottom (I have a build component with a bottom intake). This was going to be a budget build so i'm looking for a case less than $60.
Thanks
post #2 of 12
what form factor is your mobo going to be
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Originally Posted by Bazinga69 View Post

what form factor is your mobo going to be

Not sure what you mean by form factor but my mobo is "theoretically" going to be a ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

Great, sleek looking case, just did a build with one and I like it. Only negative is that cable management will be tricky. It's $40, after MIR, it's just $30.

It doesn't have bottom intake fan included, but it has the option for one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060

It's $9, after MIR, it's $4.
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NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

NZXT M59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146058

These are some of the best lower end cases that I ever had the pleasure of using. The Source 210 also comes in white and has an "elite" version for the same price as the M59.

Edit: Also NZXT has some AMAZING customer service. I had my rear fan start grinding on my M59. I used their live chat and all they asked was which side was it and a week later I had a brand new fan. biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 12

The 300R is 10% off with the coupon CorsairDec12, making it under $60, then with an additional $10 rebate card the final price lands to about ~$48.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011


Edited by funfortehfun - 12/4/12 at 2:46pm
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post #7 of 12
HAF 912 is a good case. Doesn't have lights... no painted interior (powdercoated)... no native USB 3.0 in the front. But, it is a good case, sturdy, has good cable management options, plenty of airflow options. I ahve the case and recommend it highly for people that want to get some nice hardware, keep it cool, and are on a budget but can get buy without a extremely flashy case.

If you only are going to run 2 Hard drives and 2 SSDs, you can take out the second hard drive cage and put in any GPU on the market. The case has a dedicated rack for HDD (holds 2) towards the bottom, and a dedicated SSD rack (holds 2) at the bottom also.

$55
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC-912-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER&promoid=1310
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Here are some pretty good options for you.
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post #9 of 12
I can vouch for the HAF 912 considering I got mine locally from Microcenter (don't know your locale). Granted I got a great deal at $45 after MIR. Like the above said it's a simple case, USB 2.0 front pannel, audio jacks, etc. Has a removable HDD rack to give you even better airflow than out of the box, unless you need to put 6 HDDs in your case. I will say this though if you want to see your hardware on the inside this case doesn't have a window, you'd have to mod the side pannel for that. I'm all about efficenty not looks so it wasn't a big deal to me either way but something to consider.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

I can vouch for the HAF 912 considering I got mine locally from Microcenter (don't know your locale). Granted I got a great deal at $45 after MIR. Like the above said it's a simple case, USB 2.0 front pannel, audio jacks, etc. Has a removable HDD rack to give you even better airflow than out of the box, unless you need to put 6 HDDs in your case. I will say this though if you want to see your hardware on the inside this case doesn't have a window, you'd have to mod the side pannel for that. I'm all about efficenty not looks so it wasn't a big deal to me either way but something to consider.

Yeah. It is a good, simple case that is guaranteed to fit your hardware and keep it cool.
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