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Old 11-25-2004, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...117-033&DEPA=0
10 bucks case!
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Old 11-25-2004, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, it doesn't look like a very good case from what I can see, but if you buy cheap you get cheap....
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Flimsy 0.6mm "metal", plastic and acrylic bezel, wobbly case door, looks pretty cramped. But if this is just for an internet/email computer that doesnt see much action it's fine.

if you plan on ever moving your computer, or working inside it alot, i wouldn't get it. also some of the insides are rounded, but i see sharp edges in a few places than can easily slit fingers, or worse srists. (trust me cutting your wrist open on a dusty case hurst...done it several times working on older computers) you probly done it too b4 though lol.
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Old 11-25-2004, 11:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got a new power supply so I don't need that. Any suggestions for a case up to $50 with the shipping? (preferably with a fan or two)

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I got a new power supply so I don't need that. Any suggestions for a case up to $50 with the shipping? (preferably with a fan or two)

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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...182-559&depa=1

i like that one. just go to www.newegg.com and go to cases. type in $50 under "max price" and look at all they have to offer. theres like 20 pages of cases.
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Old 11-26-2004, 12:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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How about this one:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-017&depa=1
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How about this one:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...150-017&depa=1
Looks solid. Steel, mobo tray (not too common, but a big plus), lots of places for fans, insides look pretty open and rounded. It might be thin, but i think it will hold together really good. I'd go for it if you want a budget case
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Old 11-26-2004, 08:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't go with a brand you never heard of before. I once bought a 20 dollar case just because it came with a keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Turned out I was paying for the accesories not the Case! lol. It was cheap! I remember I had to actually bend the case just to put in the video card.

Go with a name brand that is a lot more sturdier, you'll thank yourself after building the comp!

I suggest http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...129-117&depa=1 it's a brand name known to be very reliable and the pretty much everything in that case is quick release which means not having to get a screw driver out if you want to open the side. I know its a little over your budget but it's good quality for just a few dollars more than those cheap cases.
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Hey dude, if you are willing to spend a lot more, there are an absolutely awesome line of case called Lian Li, this one is about $105 w/o shipping, but it is a delight to work with, worth the $$$ as far as I'm concerned...
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...112-024&depa=0

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i seriously he will double his budget just for a LianLi case. They are nice, but alot more than he wants to pay. That antec however is only $6 more than he wanted, a doable stretch i think. but i have to say it's butt-ugly, and comes with a PSU he won't be using. i think he is paying $16 just for the PSU he doesn't need. see if you can find that case without the PSU.
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