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my siste'sr pc I built her need a better case


right now it has a old gateway case with 2 80mm delta fans one is on the cpu and the other is a exhaust fan and the system still runs hot and loud
witch she dislikes a little


her pc has

2.7ghz pentium d (runs at 55c @ mid high loads)
4gb mushkin redline ddr2 ram (gave it to here, ya it's way over kill)
sata 5 1/4" dvd drive
3 1/5" hd
300w hp psu
I don't know how/why it had a hp psu it was a gateway pc when I rebuilt it for her. I will be getting her a Antec Basiq psu sum time soon too
sum matx intel mobo
PCIe geforce 8400
pci wifi card



the pc runs in a hot/warm environment and it's in a closed in cabinet next to the pc desk (with the front door open)
the case does not need to be flashy or anything like that
on led fans or side window

the case needs to be future prof
so if it ever needs a core2 cpu in it or a better gpu I'd like not to have to get a better case

I'd like to get one with side fan intake

any suggestions?

EDIT: getting a Antec Three Hundred
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/22/10 at 9:48pm
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post #2 of 24
1 sec, have to find it on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-098-_-Product

I just did a build in this, and it is by far the best <$50 case out there.

Take one of the fans from old case and add it to the side
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post #3 of 24
1 sec, have to find it on newegg
Consider this too, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042

Has 4 fans, one in take, side, and then the 2 exhausting (comes with 3 though)

edit: i know, it was hilarious, i was hoping for a combo
Edited by bbaseballboy1234 - 12/22/10 at 6:55pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post
1 sec, have to find it on newegg
hilarious
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Here you go: NZXT M59
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How bout a HAF 912? Good case for a $60 price
    
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Originally Posted by bbaseballboy1234 View Post
I think we may have a winner

I see that the psu mounts at the bottom of the case
does/can this causes the psu's cables not to be able to reach to the mobo, cd drives and hard drives?
I have never has a case that the psu mounts at the bottom
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post #8 of 24
For some psu, yes. Actually I needed one extention cable for one of my past config.
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If you'r in Ohio you can't be Too far from a Microcenter. Their base price is $50 on the Antec 300. You'd have to pay tax, but not mess around with a MIR. They have several other sub-$50 cases that look decent and wouldn't need to be shipped.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...rt=NewProduct&
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If you'r in Ohio you can't be Too far from a Microcenter. Their base price is $50 on the Antec 300. You'd have to pay tax, but not mess around with a MIR. They have several other sub-$50 cases that look decent and wouldn't need to be shipped.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...rt=NewProduct&
yup there is one a little over 1 hour from were I live
to bad I don't have time/money to swing by and get it and a new psu for her for Christmas
the junk-ish hp psu is a power hog and she hates have to shutting the pc off or putting it in suspend mode
it would make a good gift for here


Quote:
Originally Posted by kalvin37 View Post
For some psu, yes. Actually I needed one extention cable for one of my past config.
the Antec Basiq BP350 should not have this problem, right?
I have one in one of my pc's, I think it's cable length should do
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/22/10 at 7:37pm
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