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    can anybody recommend a good brand?
    or even better can you recommend a good case (i'm looking for a midi ATX).

    nobody mention Coolermaster because its a little out of my price range (30-ish)
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    In my experience Aopen are quite good, but generally speaking u won't get a very good case for 30 quid. http://www.ebuyer.com has some under 30 and they have user ratings, some scored quite highly so they might be worth a look.
    Can u take the power supply from ur old case, cos if so u might be able to get more for ur money.(some cases come without power supplies)

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    Lian Li are generally considered to make the nicest looking cases, but they are usually priced fairly high.

    on a budget, i think some Enermax cases offer a fancy, expensive appearance without breaking the bank.

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    appearance is pretty low down on the list of neccesities
    important factors are:

    - ease of use (not too many screws, easy to open and fiddle stuff around, no hand cutting)
    - sturdy construction
    - space (i'm thinking about having two fans)
    - air flow (no idea how you can tell if its good or not)


    thx ilw for the AOpen tip - i found one of theirs on Dabs, has a nice 35 price tag
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    from "house my expensive-looking bits" i just gathered that you were looking for something to show off to friends.

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    I'm with 3RA1N1AC, of course they are other decent cases as well. For instance:
    Dynapower Model# METIS CS-I3ASB.701 (Silver Black) ATX MID-TOWER CASE w/ 300W POWER SUPPLY - 2 x USB RETAIL

    @newegg.com.
    $23.00 (US) + $15.00 Fed Ex = $38.00

    I use this on a secondary pc, may not be top name brand but it looks nice and gets the job done.
    It allows for 2 fans in front, 1 on back, 1 one side and of course out exhaust from ps.

    more pics at the link above showing more case details - Good luck!

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    That case looks sturdy as hell. For 30 pounds, you can't find much of what you're looking for. If you go to tigerdirect.com, they have a bunch of high-performance cases, but they ain't cheap.

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    Originally posted by CornerPocket@21 July 2003 - 14:03

    $23.00 (US) + $15.00 Fed Ex = $38.00
    i didn't think about delivery cost - pushes up the cost abit

    i'm going way over budget now
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    You don't say which processor you have/are thinking of, but unless you are thinking of water cooling make sure you get a case with the recommended sort of power supply.

    Here's a link to amd for their recommandations (sorry, the document's a bit big), I am sure intel have a similar recommendation.

    I think most cases should now follow the requirements, but check if you aren't sure, an overheated processor can work out expensive for the sake of a couple extra pounds spent on the case.
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    yeahh www.tigerdirect.com has some really good cases for cheap! they also have Thermaltake..which cost like 180 bux..but there sooo good looking! lol
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