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Does anyone have a sweet recommendation for a HTPC case that is a sweet case but not greater than like $300. I would be willing to pay a little bit more just because I want to do it right the first time. If this helps,

Yamaha RX-V663 Receiver with Klipsch Tower Surround
Pioneer 42" Plasma

I only have about 6.5" high that I can work with because my turntable is on the other shelf... (lossless?!?!?). Worse comes to worse, I can "maybe" replace it off the shelf but I don't want to....

I want it to be black if possible, primarily to blend in, no gaming at all just basically a media hub and maybe casual "wireless" web-browsing. Thanks for any help!!!!!

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Here is my build, with the Case: Antec Fusion Black 430, $150.

SO worth it
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Well most cases are pretty much the same. It just boils down to what you like.

But if you wanna spend THAT much money on a case, IMO you should go for the Zalman HD160XT. It is a BEAUTIFUL case, and it would make many many people jealous, including me

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Here is my build, with the Case: Antec Fusion Black 430, $150.

SO worth it
What heatsink is that? And what is the internal height restriction for an aftermarket CPU HSF?
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What heatsink is that? And what is the internal height restriction for an aftermarket CPU HSF?
That heatsink is a scythe ninja mini.
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Any other cases that are good for airflow? Being in an entertainment stand, the air would need decent airflow paths. Does that Antec case do a nice job of airflow?
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This one, sure it's a bit more......but, just look at it!

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Crown Series CW02B
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post #8 of 31
If you're gonna get a silverstone, get the Cadillac of HTPC cases. Spoil yourself.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163097
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
Well most cases are pretty much the same. It just boils down to what you like.

But if you wanna spend THAT much money on a case, IMO you should go for the Zalman HD160XT. It is a BEAUTIFUL case, and it would make many many people jealous, including me

this case is sechs to my eyes. If i've ever got 400 laying around ready to blow, I'm upgrading to this.
post #10 of 31
The Antec looks lovely and it has two 120mm fans on the side for intake (or exhaust, I dunno)
    
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