Need help picking case under $130

htkilla

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Hello guys!

I need help in choosing a case. I am not interested in looks. led lights, or any things in that category. I just want a pc case that is under $130, has decent airflow, and enough size to fit two GTX 670s comfortably. This case will be primarily for gaming. Whether its a mid tower or a full tower, I really don't mind. Any help and/or responses will be appreciated.
 
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if you are stuck between phantom and 400r then i would suggest going with 500r.it has great features of 400r and astonishing looks of phantom in a single package-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
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good luck with your choice.

htkilla

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Oh and in addition to the case, if you could recommend how many case fans to get with it to cool all the components (i5 2500k, dual gtx 670, asrock z77 extreme4, wd caviar blue 500g, 750w psu), then that would be great.
 

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No no Hellfire my argument was not against you, i agree the NZXT has better features than the Corsair its just i hate the way it looks, my argument was against Dthesleepless who says that the Corsairs are "generally mediocre thermally", which is rubbish as all the reviews ive seen of them say that in there class they are among the best thermally, hell, even toms own budget case review said the 300r was the best, but its flimsy side panel let it down.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/mana-136-midgard-ii-phantom-410,review-32451-9.html

 

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I believe Silverstone cases still outproform everything on the market so I usually recommend the raven 2e but it usualy runs a little higher at about $150-$200 and isn't widely available. The Raven 02 is about the same just slightly larger and is on sale on new egg for $145 until the 31st http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163154 . I realize its above your budget but Silverstone makes such great cases I usually recommend if you're going to spend more than $50 on a case you might as well go silver stone. They make great quality cases with unmatched cooling due to 90 degree motherboard mounting where basically everything is rotated 90 degrees so it is more thermodynamically efficient. Plus it is equiped with 4 fans 3 of which are huge and doesn't require extra fans to achieve great conformance. I realize its above your budget but imo unless your budget is super strict its definitely worth it. I have a raven 02e as you can see in my profile pic and love it to death. Good Luck
 

htkilla

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You're all very helpful and I thank you all. I am kind of stuck between the nzxt phantom and the corsair 400r. Can somebody convince me to buy one or the other for certain reasons?