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Hi All. I been working on my ~$500 gaming build and have a hard decision to make about which case to choose.

I want to go with cheap case BUT do not want to regret it. Right now I can get DESTROYER for $40 !!!! Is this case gonna be good for two 6850 video cards (crossfire) and some moderate overclocking??

My other choices are:

$55 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid
$55 Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid
$60 RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB
$69 Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX
$90 NZXT Tempes Evo TEVO-001BK
$60 COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black ATX Mid

My complete build is here....
Edited by myEZweb_net - 1/27/11 at 9:16am
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I understand - with so many choices nobody likes to talk about cases.... Anyone?
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I understand - with so many choices nobody likes to talk about cases.... Anyone?
Is a black interior important to you?

I don't know anything about the Destroyer case, don't worry someone will reply.

Good sense of humor about your current system: "(soon to be!) The EX-girlfriend" LOL!
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Is a black interior important to you?

I don't know anything about the Destroyer case, don't worry someone will reply.

Good sense of humor about your current system: "(soon to be!) The EX-girlfriend" LOL!
Don't care about the black interior....

If you're interested I can hook you up with my EX. Nahhh she's gonna be turned in to a work hourse/back up. Its been getting lauder lately so not sure how much longer it will last.
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Don't care about the black interior....

If you're interested I can hook you up with my EX. Nahhh she's gonna be turned in to a work hourse/back up. Its been getting lauder lately so not sure how much longer it will last.
Hmmmmmm.......I think I'll pass in fact better off as I am with nobody that can become an "EX".

What's getting louder about it?

Now about the case: I do have an HAF 912 and feel that it's quite good you can take out part of the hard drive cage to fit video cards up to 15.4" long.




The URL from where the above came from with a video as well
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/land...atures#modular
Edited by nickt1862 - 1/27/11 at 11:31am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133094

^^^^ my favorite by far in your price range. also has $5 off right now so its only 39.99
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Originally Posted by myEZweb_net View Post
Hi All. I been working on my ~$500 gaming build and have a hard decision to make about which case to choose.

I want to go with cheap case BUT do not want to regret it. Right now I can get DESTROYER for $40 !!!! Is this case gonna be good for two 6850 video cards (crossfire) and some moderate overclocking??

My other choices are:

$55 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid
$55 Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid
$60 RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB
$69 Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX
$90 NZXT Tempes Evo TEVO-001BK
$60 COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black ATX Mid

My complete build is here....
I hate putting hard drives in cases like the destroyer so that's out. Challenger seems to be the much better option there with hard drive sliders more fans and tool less bay drives it seems not forgetting a black interior to boot.

SMILODON seems to be very popular, and why not with it's fold down motherboard tray, no black interior i also hate forward facing hard drive bays.

Don't like the tempest evo for the price. Maybe a beta evo or a gamma.

I know your not trying to go for expensive but take a look at cm storm sniper and 690 advanced while your at it.

I would go with the challenger if you are looking to stay cheap, if you don't care about the bays aka jamming and bumping your hard drives to install them go for the destroyer.
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Thanks all - you helped guide me in the right direction.

Snagged this one for $50 (after rebate).

Thermaltake V Series V6 BlackX Edition with Docking Station Black Case


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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Windows 7 Samsung 23" 
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