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Cheap but good airflow case needed?

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Hi all,
My wife has an old but still very good p4 2.8 520 from HP a630n, but some the the apps she is running now are pushing temps up pretty high on stock cooling. Mainly database queries and large spreedsheets with graphs and such. I installed speedfan and increased the 120mm rear fan up to 90% which got the temps down to safe levels, but there is almost no way for air to flow in.

I would like to switch out the case with something with better air flow and cosmetics, but she isn't going to be running oc (knowingly) or 3d so spending a bunch of money is a waste.

However, it would be nice to at least slap in a mb that could run a e4300 later on when she isn't looking. Which brings up another question that may have to be posted elsewhere, who has a good mb that can oc and run a p4 520 and later upgrade to at least a e4300?

Any suggestions?
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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 is one of the best, yet affordable.

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Maximized Airflow
The COOLER MASTER CAC-T05-UB features a 120mm rear fan, side air duct and 80mm front fan with special perforated screen for superior airflow and maximum cooling.
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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 is one of the best, yet affordable.

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i agree, ive always hated them for no reason, but for airflow its really nice. If i were you, i would get a really cheap atx case, and mod it yourself for like 6 120mm fans.
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