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post #1 of 11
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Okay, I'm putting together a system for my son for his birthday next month. Primary use will be for gaming, and homework. (He damn well BETTER use it for homework!) I've built myself a new rig (hackintosh), and gutted my old one for use on his.

Now, while I'm personally a fan of quiet and out of the way, he wants something flashy with LEDs all over the place. To each their own, I suppose. He's a massive fan of Liverpool Football Club like his old man (I taught him well!) so he's all about a black case with red leds. His buddy has a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer that he absolutely loves, but I can't seem to find them - apart for a heavy premium.

Other options I looked at was the NZXT Guardian, but seems that won't accommodate the Corsair H100i that'll be going in there (already have it). So does anyone have any other recommendations? Looked at the NZXT Phantoms as well, but they're a bit outside the budget (assuming I need to replace the fans with shiny red ones that he wants).

Anyone got any other cases they'd recommend for under $100 that falls into this category? Cheers in advance, guys and girls.
post #2 of 11
A tad over budget. $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517006

Or for $60

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-spec-03-red-led-mid-tower-gaming-case
Edited by mrawesome421 - 3/23/14 at 12:09am
 
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post #3 of 11
You might be better off buying a black case with lots of mesh and adding a few LED fans in. Something like the HAF 922 would work pretty well.

other options:
Rosewill Armor EVO
NZXT Source 530
Antec GX500

EDIT:
CM Storm Scout 2
Edited by Lefik - 3/23/14 at 12:23am
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post #4 of 11
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Lefik, that's the way I'd go, but then I'm not that pushed about how a computer looks, more interested in how it performs (by the way, Mr Awesome, great choice of case - my hackintosh is currently wrapped in a white 600T, and I love the thing!).

Having used a couple of Corsair cases, and loving how their cable routing worked, I suggested the Graphite 230T, but he loves the doors - which I think are a pain in the backside - and the odd lines et al of the NZXT ones. At the minute just leaning towards a Phantom 410 and if he wants red leds in there, he can buy them himself with his allowance! (The Storm Scout 2 is a good option too… surprised he hasn't mentioned that one)
post #5 of 11
The nzxt h440 in black, then some red LEDs inside and that'll look nice smile.gif
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post #6 of 11
NZXT h440.



Put a Liverpool Football Club Logo instead of the game of thrones logo this builder used. And add some leds inside the case.

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post #7 of 11
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Oooh Ultra/Hasty - that's nice. Like that case a LOT. But… the boy doesn't like it. No 5.25" bays, so can't add a BD-ROM which me and the wife want him to have so he can watch movies et al. (And he wants it as well). He's currently on about Apevia cases, the X-Dreamer 4:



and the X-Cruiser 3:



But the reviews I've seen on both aren't particularly impressive, and seems like they're a nightmare to build in?
post #8 of 11
You can always go external for the blu ray drive! Haha
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post #9 of 11
I hate stupid cheap plastics and all those "gamer" cases ugghhhh hahha

Anyways have your son go on YouTube and look up hardwarecanucks

They have AWESOME case reviews and they've done a bunch of cases.
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post #10 of 11
if you can swing like $20 more, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119297 cm storm trooper is an excellent case.
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