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Cheap case that offers decent cable management and airflow w/o mods?

post #1 of 21
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Like the title says, I've been looking for a case that can give me cable management and airflow, but still not clean my wallet out. The cheaper the better is what goes in this situation, thought I really want something better than what I already have for cable management.
 
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post #2 of 21
antec 300 for sure man.
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post #3 of 21
Don't know how cheap it is...but I absolutely love the P180/182. Great cable management system built in w/ dual chamber airflow design.
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post #4 of 21
Love my Cooler Master CM690. Great airflow, lots of places to hide cables, and you can get it for pretty cheap (got mine for $60 on-sale).
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post #5 of 21
CM690 (about $80) is a great overall case with very good cable management.
post #6 of 21
Cm 690 ftw!
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post #7 of 21
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I think the Antec 300 offers about as much cable management as my current case.
 
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post #8 of 21
if not the Antec 300, Go CM 690 for sure.
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post #9 of 21
I agree with the other members, the CM 690 is good.
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post #10 of 21
CM 590 Newegg has it for $59.99 with FREE SHIPPING. It has great cable management and good airflow just like the big brother CM 690. I own both of those cases & will be doing a build for a cousin in a few weeks w/ another the CM 590.

CM 590
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119152
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