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Old 08-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I bought an Antec 900 but I just ain't feeling it. So I am looking to upgrade. My main three things I am looking for are price<125, clear side panel, and good wire management. If you guys could please help me in finding the right case, I would great appreciate it. Thanks.

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Cases are a personal thing. Just look around at NewEgg.
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Cases are a personal thing. Just look around at NewEgg.
He hit the nail on the head.

I know some people that absolutely love their cases but I can't stand the way they look. I use a Cooler Master Centurion 5 and I think it's great. It has a nice metal mesh front with plenty of ventilation holes (you know, the metal mesh with tiny holes in it? I can't explain it, it looks nice) It's simple and it looks high quality. The best part is I got it for $20 :P

I love my case, but some people won't feel the same way because it's not very flashy and it doesn't show off the internals like "LOOK WHAT I GOT!!! ZOMG!!! LIGHTS!!!" lol.
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I have a Antec P182 and a P180-Mini. Everyone has a different feel of what is ugly and cool.
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I like that Antec P182. It's sleek and it's not too flashy. It looks like a pro system.
I personally think transparent windows with the lights are gaudy.
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I know some people that absolutely love their cases but I can't stand the way they look.
I'm like that with my HAF, I love it but I hate the way it looks (the front, anyway).
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That's why they have case modding
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Indeed, I'm planning on modding it come my 18th ^_^ Paint the inside black, and cut off most of the ugly front bezel. And try to lessen some of the scratches on the right side :P
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