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Old 10-12-2008, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm soon going to build a new gaming pc and I am trying to decide what case to get.
I am leaning toward the Antec 300 Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
or the NZXT apollo Newegg.com - NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, but under $100 and from newegg.
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NZXT Tempest: Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C-KWN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases or with side panel Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Try other websites or eBay they might have cheaper prices

I would go with the NZXT Tempest.
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I would go for the cooler master 690 as suggested by prototype

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C-KWN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

I have one and it is an excellent case without looking too cheap. Great for cooling with many fan slots and is relatively quiet.

The NZXT looks very cheap, but the quality also like the price... looks cheap.

Go with the 690, you can't beat it
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Both NZXT and CoolerMaster build great cases, and generally have very good cooling options.. If it's only looks you're concerned with, the NZXT cases are probably a better choice..
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Antec 900 and NZXT Tempest are almost the same except the Tempest is alittle bit bigger and $10 cheaper for your budget. They are all ATX Mid Tower. Cooler Master 690 and NZXT Tempest are both nice looking case. I think you get 20% off on the 690 with this promo code: "OCTCASE".
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Good choices. I like the 690, but I don't like the nvidia logo on the front. I was going to get the antec 300. But now I might get the NZXT Apollo. Does it have good airflow?
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The antec 300 is a great case. I have one and highly recommend it.
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If you don't like the NVIDIA logo, you can get this 690 without the window side panel.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases $75

If you want a window side panel for it, you can buy this one.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RA-690-KWN2-GP CM 690 clear side panel with one 120 mm blue LED fan - Case Accessories $25
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Yeah the antec 300 was original in my cart. But now that I am looking around more I might get a different one.

Thanks for the suggestion prototype, it looks like a good case. Do you know how the air flow is?
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They should have good air flow. If they dont you can get extra fans.
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