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Build Advice Budget Gaming Case?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Elliot_O, 6 Oct 2012.

  1. Elliot_O

    Elliot_O SPARROW

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    Budget: <£62

    I am currrently looking at two cases,
    the Fractal Design Core 3000 and the Fractal Design Arc Mini.

    Both seem pretty similar in size, however the core 3000 is about £7 cheaper on scan.
    Is it really worth spending the extra money on a case which seems to be exactally the same?

    I liked the fact the core 3000 had two 140mm fans included aswell as a 120mm, whereas the Arc mini only has one 140mm and two 120mm fans.
    However I did like the Arc Mini's front usb 3.0, although I dont think it would get much use, if any, and four 2.0's may be more usefull.

    The two cases seem almost identical in my opinion, and spending £7 more on nothing is pointless.

    If you can bring light to anything I have missed, please do. Or if there are any other cases you have seen; I would love suggestions and opinions.

    Thanks all,
    Elliot
     
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  2. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    There is also the R3, 66 quid on YoYoTech.
    Good case, plenty of space and a lot of HDD bays.
     
  3. Elliot_O

    Elliot_O SPARROW

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    Thanks, I will look into that. However I really don't want to be spending more than £62, Its a very tight budget and I need to keep build cheap, so i was just trying to save some extra cash on a cheaper case.
    I dont really need alot of HDD bays as I only have one 500gb HDD on my list, however I will upgrade in the future. I just need a very basic structurally sound case.

    Thanks again though!
     
  4. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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  5. phoenixck

    phoenixck What's a Dremel?

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    How about a CM 690 II? It's what I've just put my components into...... very roomy and very good build quality.
     
  6. Elliot_O

    Elliot_O SPARROW

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    Both cases look very nice, and a great price for the size.

    My potential rig would be:
    I would prefer a case with sufficient fans allready installed (3 maybe?) and more slots to upgrade, and space enough for parts.
    Thanks again.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Antec 100 gets great reviews and is cheap would be the case I'd be choosing for a budget build.
     
  8. PorkChops

    PorkChops What's a Dremel?

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    The antec one or 100 would be more than adequate for the build and would free up £15-20 to be spent elsewhere, I'd throw the extra cash at either an aftermarket cpu cooler or moving up to a 1Tb HDD, their price per gb is much better than 500gb units. The only thing you'd be missing out on from the fractal cases is a bit of sound dampening.
     
  9. mikeyman198

    mikeyman198 Lets pretend this is hilarious.

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    300R as well. Just ordered this case for my first build, shall hopefully report back when I build it.
     

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