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post #1 of 7
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I just bought a new e8400 and decided it was time to upgrade my case as well. I want to spend about $50.

Here are the two cases, i need help choosing.

1. Antec Three Hundred


2. hec 6XR8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121020


Are there any others you would reccommend?
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post #2 of 7
I like the Antec 300, for no real reason. Just looks nice, and Antec is solid.
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post #3 of 7
between those two, definitely the Antec.

I recently got the COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152)
It looks very similar to the Three Hundred, and I ended up getting it over the 300 because the 5 1/4 bays look a lot nicer to me, it has very easy to use (and suprisingly solid) toolness bays and pci slots and has a few holes for cable management. It's about $15 more, though.
Edited by dthmtlhed - 5/16/08 at 6:01pm
    
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post #4 of 7
You should consider the Antec P182.
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post #5 of 7
I would choose the Antec also, BUT!!!!! I would never buy anything from Amazon. They are complete jackasses to deal with if you have a problem of any kind.

Find somewhere else to buy it.

Also, here is a review of it.

http://www.xcpus.com/forums/case-psu...dget-case.html

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...96&dcaid=17902
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post #6 of 7
do you have a best buy in your area
get teh rocket fish
Edited by whe3ls - 5/16/08 at 6:07pm
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post #7 of 7
Antec 300 for sure. I especially like how there's already fan filters in the 300. Plus, I just like cases with bottom-mounted PSUs. Also, the 300 has a nice big 140mm fan at the top.
 
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