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Which of these cases is the best pick?

post #1 of 11
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I currently have the Apex model listed for my sig rig, but I wanted to know about the others. It's the last step in the computer I'm building for him. ^^

Max I can spend is something like $60 with shipping.

APEX TX-381-C

COOLER MASTER Centurion 541

Foxconn TLM-C01
     
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post #2 of 11
The cooler master gets my vote. A pretty solid and versatile case for the money. Has molding potential as well. You could likely get a 240 rad in there with a little tweaking.
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Originally Posted by konspiracy View Post
+1 or get this & mod the heck out of it!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by The_Seabigbear View Post
+1 or get this & mod the heck out of it!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233
I agree with the HAF 912 recommendation.
post #6 of 11
i also agree with the HAF 912 over every other case listed in this thread the removeable hd tray gives you future proof room in your chassis for those gpu cards that are getting bigger by the minute plus theres room for slight mods i would add some more fans a intake in the front & exhaust on top for sure maybe take out the hd tray paint the interior black a side window and its soo awesome priced
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post #7 of 11
Of the ones you proposed, cooler master one is probably the best. But, It looks really small... Dunno if you will have any room for further customization. Haf 912 and CM 430 are probably better, more room and airflow.
Edited by Andrea87 - 4/12/11 at 9:30am
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post #9 of 11

If you need a mATX case, then look no further than the NZXT Vulcan for $60 shipped.

If you don't mind something bigger....http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^11-163-168-TS

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post #10 of 11
$40 Shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121096
Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKFKC33, ends 4/13
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