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Old 01-18-2008, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best MicroATX case? I was looking at the:

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion Micro ATX 541 RC-541-SKR1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Retail

only if the PSU included would be adequate. If not the:

Newegg.com - hec 6K28BB8F Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail

how do those look? Are there better alternatives?
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A 380W PSU won't get you far with GFX cards, but for a workstation/integrated graphics it would be plenty.
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i dont recomend stock PSUs
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would you want HTPC cases as well?
This case is on sale:Ultra Black MicroFly Aluminum Micro ATX Tower Case with Clear Sides, Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports MFCLRBK at TigerDirect.com
this looks pretty good for its price:
Newegg.com - Foxconn TLM624-CN300C-01 Black/ Silver Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply - Retail
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I know looks are kind of superficial and all, but I'm to into the whole box thing and I am not to fond of the Foxconn case (looks kind of cheap). Of the two I mentioned which is better?
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Cooler master one is beter, of course you pay premium.
Microfly is a pretty well designed case, kinda flimsy allumium material but not terrible to work with, good temps built in temp gauge, watch the video review if you got patience. In my opionion, overall standup case for $40. I would know i have it... so yeah

i like your uc 3800+,
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Cool, i'll look into it.
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I'm sure those would all drop the other cases I have been looking at like a bag of dirt, but the case has to be a tower.
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