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    What case should I get?

    So I've been planning to buy the HAF 912 PLUS, but that seems to have gone up in price recently - also, I haven't exactly kept up with the hardware community and new products so there must be some good cases that have came out recently?

    Price range: £50
    Requirements: USB 2.0
    Do want: Decent/good cooling
    Don't want/need: Water cooling options.

    Suggestions I know about:
    Antec 300
    Bitfenix Shinobi
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    What size case you looking for?

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    Corsair Carbide 200R?
    Was £50 on overclockers.co.uk

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    Check out Fractal Design cases. Probably the most functional cases I have used, and not expensive either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidoThe View Post
    What size case you looking for?
    ATX/Mid sized?? (perhaps in the future I may upgrade to an ATX board as i have a mini-ATX atm)

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    Corsair Carbide 200R?
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    I'll check it out - ty.

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    Check out Fractal Design cases. Probably the most functional cases I have used, and not expensive either.
    Any particular model/one?

    Also, I'd like to add that idc too much about looks, I'd like good cooling on it too... (although not watercooling) and it has to be USB 2.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by FangedBeast View Post


    ATX/Mid sized?? (perhaps in the future I may upgrade to an ATX board as i have a mini-ATX atm)



    I'll check it out - ty.



    Any particular model/one?

    Also, I'd like to add that idc too much about looks, I'd like good cooling on it too... (although not watercooling) and it has to be USB 2.0
    The Define cases are really nice. The make cases from Mini ATX to EATX. Depending on what size you are looking for would determine what case you want. But Fractal got pretty popular for making functional cases that excel in air-flow efficiency. The only thing they really lack is stupid amounts of LEDs and useless extensions and 'features'. They are simple, functional, and dont have any extra frill that would only drive the price up.

    For prices, they are really cheap. I got the Define XL (EATX case) for $150, and it works just as well as cases like the TJ07, Raven, and 600D, all for around half the price.
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    @FangedBeast Boost your budget to £65 and get a Silencio 550 by Cooler Master - Great case. I had it before my large tower.

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    i would also go Fractal design. They create amazing cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    The Define cases are really nice. The make cases from Mini ATX to EATX. Depending on what size you are looking for would determine what case you want. But Fractal got pretty popular for making functional cases that excel in air-flow efficiency. The only thing they really lack is stupid amounts of LEDs and useless extensions and 'features'. They are simple, functional, and dont have any extra frill that would only drive the price up.

    For prices, they are really cheap. I got the Define XL (EATX case) for $150, and it works just as well as cases like the TJ07, Raven, and 600D, all for around half the price.
    I looked into the Define R3, it looks neat - however, it does cost £70 and I think without that noise cancelling foam (i don't really need it anyways ), it would reduce the price to maybe £50 or £60; so are there any similar cases from fractal design?

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    @FangedBeast Boost your budget to £65 and get a Silencio 550 by Cooler Master - Great case. I had it before my large tower.
    I need a USB 2.0 case :s
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    Quote Originally Posted by FangedBeast View Post


    I looked into the Define R3, it looks neat - however, it does cost £70 and I think without that noise cancelling foam (i don't really need it anyways ), it would reduce the price to maybe £50 or £60; so are there any similar cases from fractal design?

    I need a USB 2.0 case :s

    You can check out their website for more. The Core 3000 is another great one to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    You can check out their website for more. The Core 3000 is another great one to look at.
    Yeah, I've seen that one before - I think I didn't really like it because of the bad cable management but thanks

    Any more suggestions?

    EDIT: I forgot to say, I want good/decent cable management too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FangedBeast View Post


    Yeah, I've seen that one before - I think I didn't really like it because of the bad cable management but thanks

    Any more suggestions?

    EDIT: I forgot to say, I want good/decent cable management too.
    Dont see where you are getting that idea from, Fractal has amazing cable management.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post
    Dont see where you are getting that idea from, Fractal has amazing cable management.
    I can't remember properly from where but I remember disregarding it because of cable management - it might have been that the cable management was worse compared to others
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    Quote Originally Posted by FangedBeast View Post


    I can't remember properly from where but I remember disregarding it because of cable management - it might have been that the cable management was worse compared to others





    You are in the $50 range here. High quality, feature rich cases are going to be pushing it. Fractal is really your best bet on the upper end cheap cases (as well as high end cheap cases). The Core 3000 might not be the best case ever, but you are paying $60 for it, so you really can not complain. Good luck finding cases that have the quality of Fractal ones, for less. Most other cases resort to flimsy set ups, plastic casing, and bad design features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heartview View Post





    You are in the $50 range here. High quality, feature rich cases are going to be pushing it. Fractal is really your best bet on the upper end cheap cases (as well as high end cheap cases). The Core 3000 might not be the best case ever, but you are paying $60 for it, so you really can not complain. Good luck finding cases that have the quality of Fractal ones, for less. Most other cases resort to flimsy set ups, plastic casing, and bad design features.
    I'm just looking for other suggestions...

    Also, I gave it a quick look on amazon and quite a few reviews complain about the screws of the case :s
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