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Old 01-25-2009, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I'm looking for a cheap, budget case that under 30/$50 that'll be able to fit a 9800 GPU, anyone know of any?
It doesn't need to come with fans.

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Old 01-25-2009, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you could go a little more, I would highly suggest this one.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=7&subcat=

Lots of room, and great reviews... not just at this site either... check out newegg for more pics.
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if you could go a little more, I would highly suggest this one.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=7&subcat=

Lots of room, and great reviews... not just at this site either... check out newegg for more pics.
That case is getting too old now

For a couple bucks more you can get the Coolermaster Centurion 590 with better cooling

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=7&subcat=29
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if you could go a little more, I would highly suggest this one.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=7&subcat=

Lots of room, and great reviews... not just at this site either... check out newegg for more pics.
Hmm, I had been looking at that case but unfortunately with shipping+VAT it comes to 65 :s

The case that I'm looking for can be made of plastic, look rubbish and have only one intake and one output fan (80mm min), and be big enough to fit a 8800-sized card. Needs only one 5.25" external, one 3.5" external, and two 3.5" internal.
I mean, really, really, dirt cheap; if there are any cases like that which you know of?

Edit: Aha! Found something perfect. It'll probably be a tight fit, though.

Thanks for the help, folks ^_^
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Take a look at the coolermaster 330 elite it's a very good case for the price. Coolermaster RC-330 V2 Elite Black Midi Tower Case w/o PSU (New Improved Version) Scan Exclusive - Scan.co.uk
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Take a look at the coolermaster 330 elite it's a very good case for the price. Coolermaster RC-330 V2 Elite Black Midi Tower Case w/o PSU (New Improved Version) Scan Exclusive - Scan.co.uk
I had noticed that in Scan's Today-Only, but the one I decided to go for came with 2x120mm while that Coolermaster doesn't; do you think it would be worth going for the Coolermaster and buying another fan?
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120mm fans are fairly cheap and the coolermaster comes with 1x120mm. I have no experience with the akasa but to me the CM looks nicer and does appear to have better airflow. It's also cheaper and while you should not expect the build quality in that price range to be fantastic I found the CM was very acceptable.
On the other hand the akasa looks pretty good too and I have had some of their other products which have been very good value and good quality. It's a close call but you will be fine either way. End of the day they are both cases in the 30 price range, neither will be brilliant both will be OK.

EDIT: If you get the akasa let me know what it is like, I am always interested by things in that price range and it would be nice to know if I can add something else to the list.
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I would personally go for the CM, it looks pretty sweet.
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I let him decide based on looks, and he went for the Akasa :P

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EDIT: If you get the akasa let me know what it is like, I am always interested by things in that price range and it would be nice to know if I can add something else to the list.
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Okay, the Akasa case is apparently good but it didn't come with any screws except the kind that go between the case+mobo. Overall pretty good
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