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Can you guys give me suggestions on a pretty case with excellent airflow and many features, and the best i can get for $100 because i want a new case so i can give this one to my mom and build her a computer, so can you guys help me out? thank you, very much appreciated
    
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Get a cheap case and mod the crap out of it. You can get a decent case for about $35 if you know how to work with it...

Also, check out the case in my sig.
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I've never modded before but hmmm...that case looks huge and does look like the type of case a modder would start off with..nice suggestion
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinhead-227
Get a cheap case and mod the crap out of it. You can get a decent case for about $35 if you know how to work with it...

Also, check out the case in my sig.

My suggestion too. I just can't justify spending $100+ on a case. My current case only cost me like $60US and it's rather big, with adecuate airflow, and nice extras like front USB and firewire as well as a removable tray. Took a hole saw to it and now it looks like one of those fancy $100 cases.
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post #5 of 24
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really? well i dont know its just i wanted one of those really nice cases with a lot of fan compatablities and for it to look really nice..possibly easy watercooling..but im thinking about modding..its just i dont want to screw it up ive looked at a lot of case mods on here and they all look fab i dont think i have the tools, and knowledge for it though, thanks for the replys!
    
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post #6 of 24
Well, i love my TT Tsunami Dream, but i think its $120. It has superb airflow though.

If your gonna mod though, Chenming and Lian li cases are nice and have great airflow.
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post #7 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willhoy
Well, i love my TT Tsunami Dream, but i think its $120. It has superb airflow though.

If your gonna mod though, Chenming and Lian li cases are nice and have great airflow.
i was looking at the tsunami before i didnt see the dream or are they the same ones??lol
    
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post #8 of 24
If you are after a smallish windowed case such as a super midi i can recommend the antec superlanboy. it has 2x 120mm fans 1x intake 1xexhaust.

It keeps my case temps 2-3*C above ambient temp under load

Also a great case if ya like to show off the $$$/£££ you have spent on hardware

Il post up a pick when i return from work
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post #9 of 24
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oOo i love showing off lol thanks all of you reps will be added and keep being added

i dont know...i want to maybe mod in the future..but i kind of wanted a case that was flashy, effecient, great airflow, many options and capabilities..im so glad you all are replying though thanx couldnt be more grateful
    
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post #10 of 24
The case in my sig works quite well. 120mm hole in the back, 80mm in the window, top, and 2 in the front for the drives. The top 80 is far enough foward it doesn't interfere with larger PSUs. Plus it has a duct in the window to blow air right onto the CPU and it's adjustable in length to accomodate larger HSFs.

EDIT: OMG I forgot to mention the gauges in the front! 1 for sound output, 1 for temp (comes with a probe), and one for fan speed (has a built in fan controller). Also has front USB, firewire and audio.
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