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post #1 of 16
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I want to find a decent case at around $50 that i can fit a H50 cooler in and an ati his 5770 card. I found this CM 310

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...634&CatId=1520

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 16
My suggestion is this. Wait until you get more money for a better case. You're going to be putting expensive hardware into a small case and it's going to be an extremely tight fit. Cable management will also pretty much be non existent and your air flow will be very poor.

Just wait, good friend
post #3 of 16
CM HAF 912 or Antec 300 Illusion
 
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post #4 of 16
Save for a good one, I always made the mistake of skimping on quality cases in the past and it's a headache every time. Get a case with cable management, decent airflow, and enough room for all your bits and pieces. I have two budget cases sitting in my spare room that I'm thinking about turning into birdhouses
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post #5 of 16
HAF 912 if you arent wiling to save up any more. This case has one of the best cooling and great cable managment, although most do not recommend it because of the outside scheme. I don't seem to mind.

Great case, highly recommended by me!
post #6 of 16
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The Antec looks really good. Anyone have experience on it? And I know it would be better to save but I need a case that will last at least a year.
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post #7 of 16
Antec one hundred, i consider it better than the 300, better cable management possibility, black interior, hole at the back for easy heatsink installation, easy front fan installation, and i think it has a bottom hole for the psu too.
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post #8 of 16
or M59. One of my friends has an M59. For the price he got it for (like $35 after rebate) it is ridiculously good. Cable management holes, painted interior, bottom mounted psu (so you can have two fans in the top, just don't plan on 140mm since it is very close to the mobo). The Beta evo I believe is basically the same case with a different bezel and no window. Lots of mod potential too. Rebates for them come out every once in a while.
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post #9 of 16
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How close are we talking if the mobo is an mATX?
Edited by John` - 4/9/11 at 4:28pm
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post #10 of 16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119227

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146058

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

Here are a few in your price range!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 4/9/11 at 5:05pm
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