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Dan Whitfield Jun 26, 2008, 08:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The last part I need to buy for my new build is the case, I have around £50 to spend including the cost of new/extra fans which could stretch to £55 if need be. I play a lot of games but am not looking for a generic tacky gamer case. I need a pretty decent air flow and it also needs to be pretty quiet if not near silent :)

I know its a lot to ask at this price, but does anyone have any good suggestions ?

By the way, im using an ATX motherboard and one of the new ATI 4850 gpu's

Cheers !!

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Mark Jun 26, 2008, 09:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 26, 2008, 10:00am EDT

>> Re: Best case for £50
It all depends on your taste really.

I would recommend this one but I have no clue what you like in a case.

I have this one and it has excellent air flow due to the entire front being a metal mesh. :)

It also extremely silent if you get the right fans etc.

- Intel Pentium G2020
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- Antec True 650w
john albrich Jun 26, 2008, 10:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jun 27, 2008, 01:49am EDT

>> Re: Best case for £50
I got the Elite 330 too, and it's a decent case for about US$50. (converting...that's half your budget at this point in time)

I don't use the screw-less drive mounting widgets however. They just weren't a "solid" install, allowing the drives to wiggle a bit.

Newegg has also been offering some excellent free shipping deals on some cases lately. You may need to temporarily sign up for their newsletters to qualify. But, free shipping may only apply to US shipments unless they have a UK branch.

You probably already know this, but many case+PSU deals are crap and actually a danger to your system. So don't buy a case+PSU deal unless you know it's a high-quality PSU, and it has the power and connections you require.

edit-add link to my first comments on this case
My post immediately after that one discusses some of the more positive aspects of the case after I started using it: better temps, quieter, etc.
edit-add warning about case+PSU deals

Supreet Virdi Jun 27, 2008, 05:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Best case for £50
I have the same one, I like it.


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