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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys... I'm looking for a PC case with the following:

Cheap: $40-$60 or less
Small: 16in (406mm) - 18in (457mm) in height. Can be smaller.
Quiet: I used to use Antec Mini P180, something like that...
Dust-friendly: Intake filters, minimal venting. I don't want something with a lot of holes.

I like the Antec Solo... it's kinda out of my budget though. Any other recommendations?

I've contemplated the Cooler Master Elite 360, NZXT Gamma, NZXT Beta, Silverstone PS02/PS04/PS05. But those don't really fit the dust requirement.

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Thanks in advance.
Edited by supamaryo - 4/4/11 at 11:17pm
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post #2 of 12
No such a thing a dust free
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post #3 of 12
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yea... I mean minimal dust.
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post #4 of 12
There's absolutely nothing within your price range.
post #5 of 12
I have the gamma and it's not minimalistic in terms of amount of holes. If you want a small amount holes don't get it. Get something with no side vent.
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post #6 of 12
Slightly over your price but its all I can think of.....


NZXT Vulcan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=nzxt%20vulcan
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonorously View Post
There's absolutely nothing within your price range.
Would the Antec Solo be the next cheapest up? Amazon had it for $80 but that's the cheapest I found it. I remember I picked up my Mini P180 for about $60 after rebates about two years ago.
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Slightly over your price but its all I can think of.....


NZXT Vulcan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=nzxt%20vulcan
Thanks, but that case has too much openings.

Are there cases that only have maybe 4 vents (rear, PSU, front, and maybe top/side)?

I guess I could pick up one of the cheaper NZXT cases and put some tape over the vents. That would look so ghetto though.
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post #9 of 12
this will work for you
Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156074
Sound Dampening
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999222
Dust Gard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999217

for best dust help put the dust guards on the air intakes the 80 on the side and the 120 on the front
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post #10 of 12
Id go with a HAF 912
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