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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

Well, as the title says, I have 100$ and I'm looking for a new case. I currently own the Antec 300 (god the cable management makes me cry). I've been looking at the CoolerMaster HAF 922 but I'm not sure if there are any other better-quality cases that you guys could suggest. Thanks in advance!
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

The HAF912 should be a great choice, however the 400R is also worth considering.Not quite sure how they would compare, but either would be fine.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

I was going to suggest the case you said you were looking at, but...yeah.
I'd recommend a HAF 912. It has cable management,  good cooling and it gives you room to up another area (such as your GPU or CPU) in your build.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:32 PM

I'd say that either the HAF series (912 or 922 depending on preference) or the 400r as Christoir mentioned would be good choices.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:42 PM

Well it looks like the 400R might be the one that I'll end up getting, nice cable management, looks good, spacy, and LED's. However I still like the look of the 922. However, I would still like a to see a few more options :P
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:17 PM

The Fractal Define R3 is always a good option, it offers great noise reduction and decent cooling, comes in just over budget at $110 although it could probably be found for $100: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811352013

However like above I would have to side with a HAF model, 922 is pretty decent.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

View PostOpeth, on 20 February 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

The Fractal Define R3 is always a good option, smaller than the largest model but it offers great noise reduction and cooling, comes in just over budget at $110 although it could probably be found for $100: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811352013

However like above I would have to side with a HAF model, 922 is pretty decent.
How did I forget about the fractal. I actually considered it as my next case. Really quiet and it offers some good cable management.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostOpeth, on 20 February 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

The Fractal Define R3 is always a good option, it offers great noise reduction and decent cooling, comes in just over budget at $110 although it could probably be found for $100: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811352013

However like above I would have to side with a HAF model, 922 is pretty decent.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

How about this?

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B005DDCDH2

And this

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811352007

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

View PostDroidisthebest, on 20 February 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:


Defiantly the first one
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

View PostDroidisthebest, on 20 February 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

The first one is a mATX case, which is oriented for having a rig in a small space. If space isn't a problem, it's not really worth it. Better to get a large case, with better airflow and easier installation.

View PostHazali, on 07 October 2011 - 09:34 PM, said:

Change it, it's ruined forever. Keep it the way it is, the creator is lazy.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

View PostChristoi, on 20 February 2012 - 06:42 PM, said:

The first one is a mATX case, which is oriented for having a rig in a small space. If space isn't a problem, it's not really worth it. Better to get a large case, with better airflow and easier installation.
Yeah, stick with the 400r and the haf 912. I just tried to pick a case that no one else said yet.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

I've also been looking at the Storm Scout case, what do you guys think of it?

However, I've been debating, should I get a new case or upgrade my computer? 100$ isn't that much, but it's just a thought.

Specs so you can tell me whether or not I should upgrade:

AMD Phenom II 965 @ 3.40GHz
4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM
500GB Western Digital HDD
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 Motherboard
Lite-On Optical Drive
Sapphire Radeon HD6770 (this is really the only part of my build that I dis-like)
Corsair 600W PSU 80+ Certified
Antec 300 Mid-Tower "Gaming" Case
AMD Phenom II 965 @ 3.40GHz | 4GB 1600MHz | Antec 300 Mid-Tower Case | Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 | 500GB Western Digital Blue 7200RPM | ASRock M3A770DE AM3 Motherboard | Light-On DVD / CD Drive | Corsair 600W 80+ PSU |