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post #1 of 20
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I'm planning on getting a new computer later in the year (Core 2 Duo, 8800GTX naturally!) and I'm just doing some pricing up. I need an ATX case that looks good, is well designed, has space for at least 1 front and 1 rear 120mm (and maybe an 80mm side fan if that helps with cooling?) and does well to keep noise at bay.

I'm semi-embarrassed to say that this is my case:


It's cheap and cheerful...easily scratched and a little flimsy, although quite a good case.

I'm not on a low budget, but I don't want to go overkill with the price of the case either.
    
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post #2 of 20
You could try a TT Armor, or the case I have, or an Antec 900.
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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Antec 900 seems perfect, many thanks.
    
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250GB Western Digital SATA II NEC ND4750A DVD±RW Windows XP SP2 Hanns-G HW191D 19" Widescreen LCD 
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250GB Western Digital SATA II NEC ND4750A DVD±RW Windows XP SP2 Hanns-G HW191D 19" Widescreen LCD 
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post #4 of 20
No problem.
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post #5 of 20
that wuz quick lol
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post #6 of 20
i would recommend the nzxt apollo, looks good IMO and is of great quality. only 70 bucks @ newegg.
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post #7 of 20
you've basically got 3 choices IMO: stacker 830 (most $$$), TT armor, or antec 900. all three are great. cheers
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Hitachi 320gb & Seagate 7200.10 320gb Vista Home Premium 22" Westinghouse Dell multimedia 
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post #8 of 20
stacker for sure
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post #9 of 20
Cool Master Centurion 5 is cheap. $50

With side duct. ( I have this. Good budget case.)
Without side duct, but clear side panel.
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post #10 of 20
Get the Stacker!
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