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I am looking for a budget case and when i say "budget", i am mean really cheap less than $40(maybe $60).. I know i should not expect a lot of features but the more i read about each review, each case looks to be dead end.
So following is my requirements in order:
1. Filter Mesh with very easy access ( It gets really dusty and i need to clean every week else it gets really bad)
2. support for atleast 5 HDD (preferably tool less though i will not be taking it out often)
3. cable management ( I have non modular TX850)
4. Silent
Needless to say a good airflow case.

Following are the ones i shortlisted and it cons as it see it, maybe you could correct me, suggest a better case or some minor DIYs that can solve the cons..

1. LIAN LI LANCOOL DRAGON LORD PC-K62R2 RED (its RED mad.gif but there is no separate filter mesh it part of the front cover, no mesh on the top)
2. LIAN LI LANCOOL PC-K56W (not very tool less no separate filter mesh it part of the front cover and the position of the HDD is old style)
3. Corsair 100r/200r (Intake in front is blocked)
4. Corsair 300r (No filter mesh on front and filter mesh is part of the front cover)
5. Cooler master N400 (is the built in mesh a good filter ?? old style position of the HDD )
6. DeepCool Pangu V2 (built quality, cable management, pricy )
7. Deepcool Tesseract Sw (cable management, build quality)


The case i really like is the corsair 450D, which supports magnetic filter mesh.
Also wanted to mention that i do not plan to water cool.

You suggestion guys please help...
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My father needed a spare, cheap case for a recent build transition so we took a chance on this Cougar. NO REGRETS. This thing is noice!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553013

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Originally Posted by WizardontheJob View Post

My father needed a spare, cheap case for a recent build transition so we took a chance on this Cougar. NO REGRETS. This thing is noice!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553013

One small issue , I am not from US..
Any particular that this is better than pc-k58w.. The cases mentioned by are around 40 to 50..

Looks like I might go with lancool pc-k58w..
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What country do you live in? Rather, can you provide a link to your favorite Online Computer store so we can select from a list of parts available to you?
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2 x Corsair Air Series SP120   COUGAR CF-V12H Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing  Monsoon 90° Rotary Angle Fitting - 5/8" - Red Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 ... 
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ModMyToys DreamFlex Premium 3/8" ID Tubing Reta... Coolance Liquid Coolant Bottle, 700mL Fluoresce... Coolance PMP 450 Variable Speed D5 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Top V2 Pom version 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung KS8000 4k UHD 65" Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5000 Keyboard and Mouse SeaSonic M12II 750 
CaseAudio
My TV Stand Cabinet Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 
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FX-4300 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 EVGA Geforce GTX 260 G.Skill Ripjaws X 
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Corsair SSD Samsung 7200 Laptop drive Some DVD Burner I took out of a dead Dell. Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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Dell 19" 16:9 Logitec wireless Enermax 650w Apevia X-Cruiser3 Pink 
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A6-6400K Dual Core MSI A78M-E35 Onboard 4Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (2 x 2) 
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Intel 320 SSD Western Digital 2.5" 1Tb 7200rpm  LG External Blue-ray Combo Drive Noctual NH-L9a 92mm SS02 
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Originally Posted by WizardontheJob View Post

What country do you live in? Rather, can you provide a link to your favorite Online Computer store so we can select from a list of parts available to you?
India.. There are quiet a few online sites but most famous would be www.amazon.in
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2.3 Ghz Intel core i7 Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 2048MB 16gb 1600 Mhz DDR3 512gb  
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Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H-a MSI hawk R5770 Gskill trident x 1600 CL7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Segate  Seagate  Segate  Stock intel cooler 
OSCase
Hypervisor -1 Cooler Master 690 
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Intel pentium 4 D820 Intel D946GZIS 1Gb SSD 
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pfsense 450w 
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