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Old 02-24-2010, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to replace my old Tsunami case (thing is pretty beat up and side panel got bent and is a pain to remove/replace). I am looking to get a new mid-tower with a bottom PSU mount, no side fans or even side fan mounts, indifferent about side windows, but must be under $100. Suggestions?

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Old 02-24-2010, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would suggest this: - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 Black CECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Mid-tower, bottom PSU mount, nothing on the side panels, under $100 shipped, alot of wire management holes, and includes 2 fans (120mm rear and 140mm front, with the option of mounting two 140mm fans at the top).



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Old 02-24-2010, 12:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That does not look half bad, although it just dawned on me, I need to make sure it will fit a 5850.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Recommend a new case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Includes 2 fans. Has bottom mount for PSU.
Lots of room and decent wire management.
Around $80 shipping included. So it's $10 cheaper than the Lian Li.
Both 120mm though.
The Lian Li that b1gapl suggested is probably a better choice for airflow/pressure.
And the Centurion does have side fan mounts... Blech.

The Antec Two Hundred is a cheap deal and fits your description, except it has one side fan mount.
Totals about $50 with shipping included
Has a rear 120mm and a top 140mm fan.
Can fit a GTX 275 so I'm sure it can fit a 5850.
Though one reviewer said he had to take a back bay off to fit his 5850?
Another reviewer didn't mention that and is running a 5850 in his.

If you want something that fits your description to a 'T' You'll probably have to go with what b1gapl picked out and I'm certain it can fit a 5850, though I'll check for sure.

I've checked it out, and the Lancool K58 can definitely fit a 5850.
It fits a 5770 (8.2" ~) With what looks like almost 3 inches to spare.
So you should be abled to fit a 5850, no problems in the Lancool K58.

And it fits a 10.5" 9800 GTX+ no problems according to this review.
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$99.99 with free shipping promo code that ends today
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$10 bucks more than the K58 for painted interior
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I would go with the Lian-Li

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