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Build Advice Which Case for £80 or so?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AcidJiles, 15 Nov 2012.

  1. AcidJiles

    AcidJiles New Member

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    Looking to get a new case and just wondering what people recommend in the 80 to 100 range.

    Not huge in size but large enough for most mid-high gfx cards, cable routing relatively easy, with at least semi intelligently designed drive bays. And with good airflow and quiet fans if it comes with them.
    Could spend a tad more if really worth it.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    The Fractal Define R3 is as good as you'll get for £80. Make sure you get the recent USB 3.0 version though! You can spoil through all the vital statistics here...

    http://fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=71

    Been a very good case for my build and it's fully decked out with SSD/HDD and not a single expansion slot or port left unused on my motherboard. I've not found cable tidying to be an issue either; lots of sensible holes for the use of cable ties.
     
  3. fdbh96

    fdbh96 New Member

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    Theres an r4 now but Im not sure what the differences are.
     
  4. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    The R4 is slightly wider, has USB 3, the rubber grommets in the cable routing holes is a lot better. Couple of other tiny little things but I think those three are obvious ones.
     
  5. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    Yeah to be perfectly honest, if you're buying a new case in that price range, unless you want a super high airflow case for serious overclocking, the Fractal R3/4 is the pinnacle of silence and elegance.

    The R3/4 can do heavy heavy air cooling too but it's not immediately cut out for that, you'd probably need to invest in fans, and it simply doesn't have the airflow of some other cases. But for any mainstream user it's just perfect in it's air cooling and silence abilities.
     
  6. freeclout

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    Another for the R3/4.

    Also, the R3 has usb3 so long as you get the newer one, and they have the rubber gromits in the cable routing holes, tho it seems there is more room behind the motherboard with the R4, which was a bit of a squeeze with the R 3.
    Either way, I doubt you'd be disappointed assuming you're after a quality understated case.
     

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