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Stick with my Antec 300 or buy a new case?

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Hey all,

I recently built my PC using a trade for my laptop and it is cased inside of an Antec 300 case. I've changed the PC a lot inside by adding a nice Coolermaster v8 Cooler and an Gtx 660.

From what I see the Antec 300 is a good case and was used a lot when it was first released. I kind of think its a little ugly and I am thinking of modding it.

So should I spend money on modding it? (Side Windows, Painted inside, Cable Management) or buy myself a new case costing anywhere from $100 - $300. I'd like to keep the money, and spend it on more important parts of the PC but it could be worth upgrading the Case or just modding it.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4
If you're into modding, keep it. If you can't be bothered with the modding process, sell it and get a case that fits the features you want stock.
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I seen your other post about wanting filters, a lot of new cases come with filters.

Fractal Design R4 is a great choice plus it's on sale. R4 has removable filters, almost 100% toolless, silent, perfect sized window, looks amazing, amazing build quality, thick steel, includes 2 140mm fans & integrated fan controller.
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Originally Posted by ACM View Post

I seen your other post about wanting filters, a lot of new cases come with filters.

Fractal Design R4 is a great choice plus it's on sale. R4 has removable filters, almost 100% toolless, silent, perfect sized window, looks amazing, amazing build quality, thick steel, includes 2 140mm fans & integrated fan controller.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352023

Shame I'm not in America frown.gif I also currently don't have the funds to buy a case..
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