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Best case for $150 shipped?

post #1 of 33
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I just had a budget increase for my first build ever, and I want to up the case from the CM 690 to something better for no more than $150 or $155 shipped. I can top out at $160 shipped, but that's kinda tight.

So, what's the best quality/bang for my buck at $155 shipped? I want the best I can get for that price.
post #2 of 33
Get the 690 and use the extra for a better video card or something
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post #3 of 33
Antec P182 is nice.
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post #4 of 33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154

I recommend this case.. However.. 171$ shipped.
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post #5 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Antec P182 is nice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...29025&Tpk=P182
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post #6 of 33
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lol I forgot to say that the case can't be any taller than 19". The length? Well, I'm not so concerned with it.

But it must accomodate the Tuniq Tower too. And bottom PSU mounting would be cool. Let me check out these case you guys recommended so far (except for the 690 which I currently have my eyes on until I can improve my choice, if possible hehe)
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Oh! And a window isn't required yet. If I think of anything else, I'll just reply again.
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post #9 of 33
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Wow, you can color me overwhelmed. But I want more. I have almost a whole month to make my decision.
post #10 of 33
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So, who do you guys think the BEST case manufacturer is for like $155 shipped?
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