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New case time... but on a budget

Poll Results: What case?

 
  • 61% (13)
    Antec P182
  • 9% (2)
    Raidmax Smilodon
  • 4% (1)
    Enermax Chakra
  • 14% (3)
    NZXT Zero
  • 9% (2)
    YOUR SUGGESTION
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

Ive been looking around alot for a new case for around $120 CDN.

I came up with a small list... some are over my budget... but are cool and im considering them lol.

1. Antec P182
2. Raidmax Smilodon
3. Enermax Chakra
4. NZXT Zero

So now its time to pool all the knowledge of OCN (cuz its alot more than mine) and get some reccomendations! I want optimal cooling... but if it looks really bad ass then it might be worth the less cooling.

Thanks guys!

IF U LIKE A CASE NOT ON MY LIST POST IT PLZ
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post #2 of 6
Antec P182, You can use Thread Tools & create a public pool.
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post #3 of 6
I would go for the P182
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post #4 of 6
NZXT Zero. I love NZXT. Great case, 7, yes 7, 120mm fans, and Ii think 1x80mm blow hole on top. Looks great, gets my vote.
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post #5 of 6
P182, made like tanks, took me forever to put the slightest scratch in it! The cooling and wire management aren't really as bad as some people say it is
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post #6 of 6
I would recommend you the Antac 900 for a budget price and best cooling efficient fan cooling case.
Antac P180 is awesome but have you seen the P182?
If you think you can spent a little extra more: I recommend you this the SilverStone TJ-09 which is the best cooling case but it is a full tower case. More info on www.silverstonetek.com
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