First time build - Opinion on case


Mar 21, 2012
For the past few weeks, I've been trying to find parts for my first build. Needless to say, it was rather daunting with all the options. A friend recommended me to tomshardware and you've been very helpful so far. So thank you for that!! :)

I have run into one tangle though regarding the case. I'm looking for a good budget, mid-tower case for a gaming PC (mainly Skyrim). I have three cases that I've been looking at:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion:

Rosewill Challenger-U3:

CM HAF 922:

I'm looking for something with decent cable management, very good cooling, and relatively quiet (silent would be ideal, but a little noise doesn't bother me). USB 3.0 is a plus.

Any suggestions? Or if there's something else you would recommend?



BTW, I bought the Lancool (Lian Li) First Knight K59 for my last build (for a home server) in February. I would have tried the Cougar Solution at that price instead of the Lian Li. But the Lian Li at $49 was a good build.

From the vid it looks very different, its called the turbine hyper spin. :ouch: