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Old 2017-02-28, 13:09   #1
matty1053

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Default Best Case for Under $50?

Well, I'm looking to get a new case, so my rat nest can look 'somewhat' neater. (Ok, it's not that bad, but most PC Gamers would have a heart attack if they saw it.)

I have a micro-ATX motherboard, non-modular PSU, 1 2.5" SSD, 1 3.5" HDD, and a Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1060 6gb. I am asking under $50, as I don't really want to spend much.

I just need space, and more space. Prefer one with No top fans, and no side fans. (A see through side would be fine, but I don't really prefer it, not necessary.) I ask for no side fans and no top fans, as I believe dust would accumulate a lot more.

I'm currently running a xion-310 black case... For the price I paid, I wouldn't expect better.
Thanks all for the help!

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Old 2017-02-28, 14:35   #2
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Not sure if its what you want but I have an extra one of these.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16811133274

Could sell it to you on the cheap if you want.

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Old 2017-03-01, 07:19   #3
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Kinda a bit above budget, but Corsair easy to work with and has a nice amount of space: Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply

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Old 2017-03-02, 16:07   #4
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Kinda a bit above budget, but Corsair easy to work with and has a nice amount of space: Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075-WW Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX (not included) Power Supply
Certainly will consider this. However, are there like covers for the top vents? So dust doesn't get in the system when I am not using it?

@Rabbit, I think I'll decline. I like the case, but I don't like having that much ventelation. Especially on the bottom, I feel that will make my PC a dust bunny.

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Old 2017-03-15, 15:10   #5
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Fuck the system, make your own case.
For sure will be under $50

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Old 2017-09-28, 14:08   #6
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I discovered 19" (width) rackmount cases recently, although more for servers there ideal in terms of space and portability.
1U height racks only accept 45mm (height) FLEX-ATX PSUs. ('i.e. "shuttle" brand, plenty of those on 2nd hand market)
1.5U height racks only accept 'newer' 65mm SFX PSUs. These are more suitable for meatier gaming builds but I've only ever seen one 1.5U case.

In terms of extrusion backwards/depth, 8" is ideal but are rare (see pic). 10" deep are more common, with 12"+ ones being the most common. The List below are mostly 10", a good balance.



For context, the Playstation 4 is 4.5Litre (with 250W power supply built in!).

4.3Litre - ? ($158 with 220W PSU) - Click picture for link
4.8Litre - ? - GA161 1U
4.8Litre - $35 (73 with PSU) - https://tinyurl.com/ya3tybg9
4.8Litre - $60 - https://tinyurl.com/z8ua3zw
6.9Litre - $94 - https://tinyurl.com/yd5d28nf This is the 1.5U I mentioned, nifty but expensive. Accepts 300W+ SFX PSUs.

Below is not a rackmount, although my favorite, it has limited power supply options:
5.1Litre - $16 - E-T02 - Mini PC

Prices don't include postage (unsure if that is your question). Apologies if a bit over budget..
Edit: The video card you have will only fit in the 1.5U case... $44 over.

With regret I previously bought a 15L case, a Silverstone ML03, with the notion 'small', but lol compared to the rackmounts, its huge and not portable at all. The reason I got it (probably) was that it accepted full size PSU and CD drive, but these are largely redundant; Looks ok, but a waste of money today.


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