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Cases Best Gaming Case for under £100

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Moyo2k, 22 Jul 2009.

  1. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    Debate for best case overall for (gaming) for under £100 - I know some of the candidates already - Antec Nine Hundred, NZXT Tempest, CM 690 etc... but are there any others that people overlook that people have had good experiences with:

    I am looking for one for build and so far I have found this for airflow:
    http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&id=6618
    It has superb airflow
    Up to 3x 200mm + 1 x 70mm + 1 x 120mm/140mm upgrade
    The Drives are tooless but not flimpsy and the tooless PCI decine is thumbscrews which is great

    Anything better for this price?
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    What?
     
  3. simonw

    simonw New Member

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    HAF922 is definitely one of the best for airflow, the only downside is that it does not have dust filters.

    Another case I like is the CM590, very similar to the 690 but the hard drive cage is parallel to the length of the case which aids better airflow into the case, whereas the 690 has the 90° rotated cage which I think can block some of the intake air.
     
  4. earlydoors

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    Antec 300 - incredible value for money, great airflow, dust filters, looks quiet - and just about fits everything you'd need - all for under £50
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Ditch the Tempest.

    902, 300, Sniper, Scout, HAF(s)... Not sure about the prices over there, I was just not at all impressed by the Tempest, and can't recommend it for anyone :(
     
  6. hardtailstar

    hardtailstar "insert title here"

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    ive gt the Antec 900 and ive gt good airflow through it
     
  7. DarkBanana

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    I quite like the look of the scout :) Possibly because it was the first case review I ever looked at properly :p It's got impressive cooling, especially CPU, but you have to add a 120mm fan to make the most of it.
     
  8. fingerbob69

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    antec 902 ...cooling/airflow... better looking than the original... and dust filters and fan controllers to boot... all for under £90.
     
  9. jbloggs

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    Ditto...really nice case, the inclusion of air-filters is what swung it for me over the HAF932...?82.98
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  10. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Is the antec 902 large enough to fit a decent watercooling system inside with a multi gpu setup?

    Considering the HAF 932 can be bought for only a tenner over a 100 quid, i'd probably go for that.
     
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  11. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    The problem with the 902 is that the HAF 922 is cheaper, looks better (imo) and has equal or better airflow... so what advantage do I get with a 902, I looked a lot at the CM 690, the only thing that puts me off is the tooless design, its cheap and flimsy and is enough to make me steer clear, the antec nine hundred is O.K. but its becoming a bit common... Antec 300 is good but its boring - i'm the kinda person who would spend more on a case than anything else to make my rig look good xD
     
  12. Rocket_Knight64

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    If you can wait a while the up coming Lancool cases look to be very good and apparently sub $100.
     
  13. ashikamlani

    ashikamlani New Member

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    No!!

    The HAF 932 does not have dust filters, the HAF 922 DOES
     
  14. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    The 300 is great for getting your system in, but playing about with it once it's inside is awful. It's simply not big enough to fit everything in comfortably, my PCI-E power cables run through the hard drive cage, there's not enough cable management etc.

    I would go for the 902 personally, or save up a bit and get a 1200 or a P182.
     
  15. Moyo2k

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    It has a 70mm fan slot for behind the motherboard cooling
     
  16. jbloggs

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    My apologies, I said the HAF 922 didn't have filters, when it has...I was mixing it up with the HAF 932...
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  17. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    When is not having dust filters an issue? <$10 and a trip to a Wal-Mart can fix that.
     
  18. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Erm, no it does not.
     
  19. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    your best off get the CM Scout its looks better then all the cases mentioned ive got a antec 1200 and im thinking of changing to either the CM scout or its older brother the Snipe
     
  20. jbloggs

    jbloggs New Member

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    That's a round 6000 mile trip for me living in the UK (which doesn't have Wal-Marts to my knowledge) and anyway, a case costing this kind of price should have air-filters as part of its package! :thumb:
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