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Just finalizing my build, any standouts for a sub 50 dollar case?

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User Info: DetectivPenguin

DetectivPenguin
3 years ago#1
Anything standouts for cooling/cable management?
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User Info: AlleRacing

AlleRacing
3 years ago#2
NZXT Source 210 would be my recommendation.
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User Info: OmegaDL50

OmegaDL50
3 years ago#3
The NZXT Gamma or the Rosewill Challenger are the only things I can think of at that price range.

However any decent case is going to be in the $80 range if you want the luxuries such as good cable management and decent cooling.

Tom's did an article for both the Gamma and the Challenger if you care to look
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill-challenger-silverstone-precision,2723.html

Just so happens the Challenger is on sale with a promo code too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Personally I wouldn't skip out on a case though, as proper airflow and heat reduction are one of the most important things a PC needs.

If you can stretch your budget to at least $80 you will have a lot more to work with.
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Bowsaa
3 years ago#4
You can get a HAF 912 for that much, sometimes. It's usually like $60.

I really like mine, and see myself stick with it through my next few builds. Grey interior and no grommets are some rather major cons, though.
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mrCube
3 years ago#5
NZXT Source 210 Elite

I had the white one and I was pretty happy with it.
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User Info: OmegaDL50

OmegaDL50
3 years ago#6
Actually now that I looked at the NZXT Source 210, I'm going to second my vote to that thing. It has grommets and exposure for cabling under the motherboard tray. It also doesn't have any gimmick LEDs.

I am the sort of person that prefers practicality and function over tacky lighting. Aesthetics are nice, but they do nothing in regards to increasing the performance of a PC.

The NZXT however has a clean look to it and is reasonably $30 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
However it only has one 120mm rear fan installed. You probably better off buying this case and getting a couple of extra fans and getting a decent case with adequate cooling without breaking the bank.
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User Info: DetectivPenguin

DetectivPenguin
3 years ago#7
Oh just found a really nice deal.

Sweet looking raidmax with plenty of fannage. Easy installation all around.



36$ on newegg:

pcpartpicker.com/part/raidmax-case-atx819wb
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thetruth928
3 years ago#8
As someone who still has a gamma just collecting dust. I wouldn't recommend it at all. The case is ok for a budget build. The front usb's completely suck and if you unplug and plug in usb cables it won't last at all. I would recommend saving some more money and getting a case in the 80 dollar range. I would recommend the NZXT Phantom full tower i have one as well and love everything about it.
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OmegaDL50
3 years ago#9
I generally wouldn't recommend anything with Raidmax on the branding.
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