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Alright folks, here's the challenge, and I'm hoping using the collective intelligence of OCN we can find some cases I haven't spotted in my research:

Computer case with:
At least two front intake fan mounts
At least two adjacent top fan mounts
Under $150
Painted interior
Conservative styling

BONUS:
Side fan mount
Good cable management

To give you an idea of why I'm asking, I'm considering getting a Rosewill Blackhawk for my all-internal WC build, and I'm still not decided (also considering the Fractal Design R3).

Post away!
post #2 of 21
Xigmatek Elysium should have you covered.
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post #3 of 21
US$ 150 = £90.77

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/234935

this seems good!
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204661

not sure is 2 intakes on the front
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239732

hopefully you can find these for a similar price in america
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phantom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Product...Phrase=phantom
it has free shipping so grand total $180
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post #6 of 21
My CM690IIAD Fits all your bill(you may or may not like the style)
One of the intake fans is on the bottom though.
Other good points
pretty goood cable managemnt, The blue led fan has an easy to reach off switch, HDD bays are turned 90 degree's witch is nice, can mount the PSU upside down, The entire rount of the case is free flowing mesh, with a screen behind it to help with dust....i could go on! When you take into account the case is dirt cheap its a perfect case imo..there are better ones but they cost a ton also tons of fan options, for a silent rig to stupid high flow is possible

Another good one is antec 900/1200.

EDIT: Forgot to mention the hot swap HDD bay on the top of the case
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 4/22/11 at 6:09am
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post #7 of 21
The Bitfenix Shinobi is a great case for the price. The CoolerMaster CM690II (advanced or basic) are great starter cases for their price range too. I kind of recommend the Corsair Graphite 600T and the Corsair Obsidian 650D (yes a bit above your price range. The 600T is $160 on Newegg right now). The Fractal Design R3 cases are a great starter. They have that minimalistic look to it. Same with the NZXT H2.
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.mark.w View Post
Alright folks, here's the challenge, and I'm hoping using the collective intelligence of OCN we can find some cases I haven't spotted in my research:

Computer case with:
At least two front intake fan mounts
At least two adjacent top fan mounts
Under $150
Painted interior
Conservative styling

BONUS:
Side fan mount
Good cable management

To give you an idea of why I'm asking, I'm considering getting a Rosewill Blackhawk for my all-internal WC build, and I'm still not decided (also considering the Fractal Design R3).

Post away!
Silverstone Raven RV03.

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post #9 of 21
Quote:
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Silverstone Raven RV03.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.mark.w View Post
Conservative styling
post #10 of 21
Cm 690 II adv or basic its up to you, do you care about hot swap or not. It can fit 2 240 rads but getting a pump in is a bit of a squeeze if you have used all your 5.25 bays.

HAF series have good airflow, The 932 is $10 over your budget
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