Now I have a case question

pacoweaz

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After looking into PSUs I am now planning on getting a new case. But I want to stay at or under $75 for a case with no PSU. I have heard that Chieftec is good, but NewEgg doesn't have any right now. Are there any other good places for good case deals?
Any suggestions on cases in this price range? I'm not looking for anything real flashy, but I want a good amount of space for multiple drives and plenty of fans. And of course something built well and not made out of real sharp, flimsy metal.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

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poly4life

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take a look at some of Antec's non-performance line of enclosures. On newegg, they also selling a refurbished Antec sonata that fits in your price range. I think they are still available. So if you want one, go check newegg now! Antec Sonata's are quiet, but it only has room for two 120mm fans. Unless you want to turn this little quest into a modding project, two fans may not be suffice for whatever reason you need so many darn fans. It has three 5.25 bazels and room for 4 or 5 (I think 4) hard drives. Hope that help.s
 

pacoweaz

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I guess I don't really need a ton of fans. I just have plenty of 80mm's that I can use. I'll go check that one out. Thanks!

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poly4life

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this one is also good. it's an enermax, whic make solid PSUs. No one seems to rave about them like the PC Power and Cooling of the world's (don't ask me why, I don't get what makes them so much better than the Zalman and Fortron's of the world), but they do the job. The case is around 64 and I don't see the refurbished Antec Sonata anymore(I bought mine new and I love it by the way). This is a server case with lots of fans.
 

pacoweaz

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A bunch of the Enermax look nice and are at a good price range. I may pick up one that has a 350w psu and just toss in the fortron I wanted to buy. thanks again for the suggestions. If anyone has any more, please post them. I'll probably be putting in an order early next week.

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pacoweaz

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Well, I just put in an order for a Thermaltake Xaser Pure Power 480W PSU. That is costing me $60 after shipping. So I figure I have around $90 (after shipping) to spend on a case. Now the real question is whether I really need a new case or should I take the $90 and use it on a new video card. I guess I'll have to look around a bit.

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