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post #1 of 30
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My buddy and I looking at cases for his new build and there are so many to choose from that I don't know what to get. He wants to spend between 50 and 80 for a case and no more.

Requirements:
Mid ATX
Good Cooling
Comes with fans / or fans needed + case don't exceed $80.
will fit a 5850.
generally quiet
Must come from Newegg.

My idea was this bad boy, but there could be better I don't know about.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
post #2 of 30
The CM 690 II generally gets praise for the sub-$100 market.
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post #4 of 30
That is a great case for air cooling. He will want to either buy pantyhose or a lot of dust filters though.
post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12229022 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215&cm_re=690_II-_-11-119-215-_-Product



I'd get this instead.


HAF's are.. well I just don't like them.

Whats better about this case? It doesn't look like it has a top mounted fan so the cooling would not be as good I wouldn't think.
post #6 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12229066 
Whats better about this case? It doesn't look like it has a top mounted fan so the cooling would not be as good I wouldn't think.



you can add two in the top.

Higher quality, black interior, better hard drive bays.


there is a top mount for an SSD.
post #7 of 30
NZXT vulcan is a very nice case. The handle doesn't have to be installed if needed
post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;12229066 
Whats better about this case? It doesn't look like it has a top mounted fan so the cooling would not be as good I wouldn't think.

The CM 690 actually has 2x top mounted fan spots. Its just hard to see in the pic.
     
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But the top panel supports 120mm or 140 mm fans, the side panel supports 2x80mm,2x90mm,2x120mm or 2x140mm.

On top of being able to mount 3 radiators inside, top 240mm, bottom 240mm and front 120mm. and despite it being mostly mesh it has a second layer of finer mesh behind it acting as a dust filter.

the cm690 II is the clear winner here.

oh and lets not forget the far superior cable management.
Edited by vspec - 2/1/11 at 7:56pm
post #10 of 30
I'm gonna have to agree with the others here. I still use a first gen 690 for my wife's rig, and the 690 II is actually an improved model, not just re-badged. It's on my short list of cases for my upcoming build, and the only other options that really compare are all over $100.
 
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