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post #1 of 10
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Hello fellow OCN'ers biggrin.gif

Its been a while since I was being active on the forum due to some personal stuff. So here's the thing, I'm starting to get bored with my HAF due to its heavy and bulky characteristics which brought me difficult times handling it. Since I'm going to college soon, I'm trying to look for a versatile? portable ? case tongue.gif . I'm still going to stuff in my current hardware ( sig ) so I don't think that I'll need a case which supports very long graphics card, well, its would be great to posses that function though.

Besides, I'm aiming for an ATX case, doing air cooling for now but within my budget of $90 -$ 120. Current targeting the Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (non-advance since I have lots of case fans lying around) Any other plausible suggestions would be nice thumb.gif
post #2 of 10
What do you think of this?

http://www.coolermaster.co.nz/product.php?product_id=6797

You'll either love it or you'll hate it. It has carry-handles so it's good for portability, the cooling system is also very good.
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I don't know what you would think of the look of the case with the very military orientated style but with the handles and everything built in I could see the corsair c70 being a good case option. Some people don't like the look but I find it a pretty attractive case.
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Originally Posted by JoshHunter View Post

What do you think of this?

http://www.coolermaster.co.nz/product.php?product_id=6797

You'll either love it or you'll hate it. It has carry-handles so it's good for portability, the cooling system is also very good.

If it seems to support native water cooling, I might even take a closer look at this thumb.gif
Edited by O.CModderz - 5/27/13 at 8:19pm
post #5 of 10
Dont discount the Antec P280, or the Rosewill BlackHawk.
Both are solid performers with good feature sets, but both are a bit large.

I would also highly recommend looking into the NZXT Phantom 410 or Tempest.

If you can swing another $30 or so I HIGHLY recommend the Phantom 610.
It is arguably the best case for air cooling for under $200, but its not what I would call a "small" ATX case.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Wenzel View Post

I don't know what you would think of the look of the case with the very military orientated style but with the handles and everything built in I could see the corsair c70 being a good case option. Some people don't like the look but I find it a pretty attractive case.

I was planning on getting it in the first place, but over here, the price is around 80% more expensive if compared with my budget doh.gif
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

Dont discount the Antec P280, or the Rosewill BlackHawk.
Both are solid performers with good feature sets, but both are a bit large.

I would also highly recommend looking into the NZXT Phantom 410 or Tempest.

If you can swing another $30 or so I HIGHLY recommend the Phantom 610.
It is arguably the best case for air cooling for under $200, but its not what I would call a "small" ATX case.

Well, I must say that those are some neat cases.Unfortunately, they are still over my budget since our currency is pretty small 1 USD to 3.04 MYR
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Well, I must say that those are some neat cases.Unfortunately, they are still over my budget since our currency is pretty small 1 USD to 3.04 MYR

Awwww Crud.
Forgot that.

If you have access to Rosewill Go for whatever looks good.
They make some great cases for the money.
In my experience Thermaltake doesnt make a bad budget case either.

Have you looked at the Thermaltake V3 Black Edition?
Its nowhere near the HAF Series in terms of quality or features, but its much more compact and offers great cooling potential for a good price.
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post #9 of 10
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Awwww Crud.
Forgot that.

If you have access to Rosewill Go for whatever looks good.
They make some great cases for the money.
In my experience Thermaltake doesnt make a bad budget case either.

Have you looked at the Thermaltake V3 Black Edition?
Its nowhere near the HAF Series in terms of quality or features, but its much more compact and offers great cooling potential for a good price.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any suppliers which carry Rosewill's array of products over here:doh:
About Thermaltake, I haven't look at those yet but I'll be sure to go through them.
post #10 of 10
If you want air cooling, the Fractal Arc Midi V2 isn't a bad choice. It's mid sized, has a wicked good looking exterior, filters almost everywhere, and doesn't cost an arm and leg thumb.gif
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