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I'm looking for a simple, nice looking Budget case for a build I'm doing for a freind. He doesn't want anything over the top or anything. I really like the Antec 300 looks. it's thin, small, and simple. I'd love to use it again as I've used it before in the past. but Cable Management SUCKS!

if Antec redid the 300 with cable management it would totally be a win even more. lol.

So whats a good budget case that is good quality and has decent cable management?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 23
The Storm Sniper has excellent cable management. I have one and it rocks. My build log in my sig has plenty of cable management pics.
Edited by PulkPull - 1/7/11 at 10:31am
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by armada10 View Post
Ya, that's a good one too.

I like this lian li case as well. Used one in a buddies build. Nice quality, good cable management, and cheaper than the scout I linked above.
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If you really like the 300, take a dremel to it. Cable management problems solved.
     
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post #6 of 23
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yea thats not a bad idea for the 300. Dremel a hole in the top rear of Mobo tray for the Power cord. thats the biggest issue.

I need to stay under $99 on the case, the HAF 212 looks great but it's pretty ugly. I'll see if the client likes it. and the Lian Li looks good to.
Edited by xguntherc - 1/7/11 at 2:48pm
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wow.. totally forgot about the RC 692.. the 692 Basic looks perfect.

Does anyone know what the difference is from the basic and regular?
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
yea thats not a bad idea for the 300. Dremel a hole in the top rear of Mobo tray for the Power cord. thats the biggest issue.

I need to stay under $99 on the case, the HAF 212 looks great but it's pretty ugly. I'll see if the client likes it. and the Lian Li looks good to.
The lian li I can personally attest to. It's a great case with sleek lines, does not stand out like a sore thumb, and has really good cable management.
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dont mean to thread hijack just did not want to create another thread for this question but has anyone had experience with this case
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