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I want to get a new case for my new computer I just bought, but I am very budget limited...

What is the cheapest/best case available right now?

I want something that looks really nice, has great airflow and great construction thats very sturdy.

I really only want to spend like $30-$50 including shipping.

Very cheap I know. I love modding cases, so I can mod them if necessary to achieve one of the above categories.

Thanks loads guys!
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post #2 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by cxr_azy View Post
I want to get a new case for my new computer I just bought, but I am very budget limited...

What is the cheapest/best case available right now?

I want something that looks really nice, has great airflow and great construction thats very sturdy.

I really only want to spend like $30-$50 including shipping.

Very cheap I know. I love modding cases, so I can mod them if necessary to achieve one of the above categories.


Thanks loads guys!
try the one i use:
Chenming 901B - $39.99
1mm steel, lots of room for the mobo and anything else if u stick your HD's in the 5.25" bays

i got a worklog floating around here somewheres. it's not a very good mod to be honest, but whatever XD
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
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Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
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X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
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2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
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Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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post #3 of 9
AGreed with above
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I really don't like that case...

I think its a bit ugly... No offense. =P
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by cxr_azy View Post
I really don't like that case...

I think its a bit ugly... No offense. =P
ahaha, ya. it is horridly ugly stock and it took me quite some time to hack into it

you could try:
Raidmax Astro
Raidmax Scorpio

the internal chassis is nearly identical, the Astro having somewhat cheaper manufacturing (it'll bend a bit). they're a little noisy usually what with all the 80mm mounts, but otherwise plenty of options to mod around with them.

edit-------------
personally i own the Scorpio, i liked them a lot, except trying to fit an internal WC wasn't gonna work out so well heh
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
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X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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Logitech Wave and RT-101 Mechanical 750w Antec Truepower New Custom Chenming 901B Logitech MX1000 
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm air cooled all the way, so no worries on that regard.

I like that Scorpio. Paint the inside with some neon red and slap my UV cathodes in there, it would be a winner!

its a little too on the expensive side however. How about anything cheaper? knock-off look kinda ish alike?
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post #7 of 9
the Cooler Master Elite On Newegg is only 40 with free shipping. looks pretty snazzy for the price, and CM is a reputable brand. I'll check to see if I can find any other deals. Often there are great deals on cheap cases through newegg's newsletter, I'd suggest signing up.
It's about time!
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post #8 of 9
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hrm... Indeed... Anything else?
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post #9 of 9
i;d say go with that elite or the coolermaster centurion, but IMO the elite is a muchh better-looking case than the centurion. Just make sure to either buy some air filters for that front fan, or cut some swiffer to put infront of it because from what I;ve seen those cases get extrewmely dusty.
    
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