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post #31 of 40
I look for something that is sturdy (steel), good airflow (big), and is quiet.
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post #32 of 40
Things to look for, first off, looks. Picture it where its going to be in your house, do you want to have your rig in that everyday, look at it everday, or are you just buying it because you dont want the one you have now?

Secondly, look for space. You dont want a case that is tiny and hard to work with, look for something with a little breathing room.

Thridly, look for airflow. A case with a panel vent and an 80mm exhaust isn't that great, but for roughly the same price you can find one with 120mm fan options, and a nice panel fan.

(those are in no specific order, whatever you wish to have first is up to you, some people might look for performance over looks, some looks over performance)
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post #33 of 40
it has 7 probably because its just the design of the case. Its no big deal unless youre going to have alot of pci devices.
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post #34 of 40
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thanx all I think I know what I want.

big and side panel to be blank so i can cut it up.

durable

good air flow.

and the ability to make it light up blue inside.
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post #35 of 40
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i like this, and price seem good. panel will be perfect to cut up
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post #36 of 40
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...9155&rd=1&rd=1

i like this, and price seem good. panel will be perfect to cut up
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post #37 of 40
Nice choice.
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post #38 of 40
You can get that case new for that much, there is also a pre windowed version of that case
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post #39 of 40
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huh?
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post #40 of 40
He doesn't want a pre-windowed case...
He wants to be able to mod it himself...
Lol.
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