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Hey guys,
I'm planning a new Sandy Bridge i7 build with an H50 cooler.
I already have a Storm Scout from my previous build, but am hoping to upgrade cases. I'm just not a huge fan of the LEDs and side window and flashiness of it. I'm looking for a midtower case kinda of like the Sonata, where it's just a regular looking case with no exterior lights and stuff. Hopefully under or around 100$, that could fit the h50 easily and a large gpu like the GTX 570.

Can you guys recommend me in the right direction?
Edited by ShadowedSight - 1/16/11 at 6:17am
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post #3 of 11
Antec 100. It's basic, no LEDs, but has cable holes and a good strait look to it.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Antec 100. It's basic, no LEDs, but has cable holes and a good strait look to it.
sorry all antecs are bad p183 is ok, but you shud get lancool k62, lian li quality, lian li design, lancool price
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post #5 of 11
CM692 all the way. However, you look like you have the budget for something along the lines of the Lian Li PC-K62, which is a really nice case.
 
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post #6 of 11
^this times a million!
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post #7 of 11
Couple of you guys missed the part where the OP says he doesn't care for side windows.

I'll throw another vote for Antec, either the Three Hundred or One Hundred. Or if you could stretch your budget more, the P183.
    
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post #8 of 11
Check out the CM Store or the thermaltake store.
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
sorry all antecs are bad p183 is ok, but you shud get lancool k62, lian li quality, lian li design, lancool price
I'm sorry, have you used this case?
No, then don't make sucha blanket statement.

You are wrong.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I'm sorry, have you used this case?
No, then don't make sucha blanket statement.

You are wrong.
want a crap budget case? get a antec 100

want a nice budget case? get a lancool k62/nzxt beta evo/cm 690 II advanced

I built a budget setup for my cousin in the that case, its awful, i threw it away and bought the k62 instead
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