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Old 08-14-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default How do you like this case?

Hi guys I'm new to this forum and I wanted to ask your opinion on this case.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case

How do you like it, Is it one of those cheap,flimsy cases and If it is, can you recommend me a case from a 50-60$ price range with a side window.

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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First off, that case only has one fan, so after picking up a few fans, it might be out of your price range. Secondly, from what I've seen... This case does NOT have an easy to use wiring system, so it will be hard to wire the components inside your computer, I will list some better choices below:

With Side Window: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Skyline ATX-948WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Without Side WIndow (but good): Newegg.com - ENERMAX LuxuRay ECA3192-BS Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Both of the above cases have more fans, and have good wiring systems.
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It's a really good cheap case. The reviews are good. Buy it. Read the reviews if you want more info!

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First off, that case only has one fan, so after picking up a few fans, it might be out of your price range. Secondly, from what I've seen... This case does NOT have an easy to use wiring system, so it will be hard to wire the components inside your computer, I will list some better choices below:

With Side Window: Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Skyline ATX-948WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Without Side WIndow (but good): Newegg.com - ENERMAX LuxuRay ECA3192-BS Blue SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
You can add more fans though. But, I agree, there is no cabling system.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Yea, but if you add fans, each one will be 5-10$ so that will rocket the price way out of his price range.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:25 PM   #6
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I noticed you are also missing your video card, I know you didn't ask, however here are 2 links to a compatible graphics card, and hard drive:

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Graphics Card: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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and can you give me some options from this website:Fry's Electronics |

this is where I'm going to buy My case and It's ok If you go 10$ over my budget.

oh sorry about the GPU, I'll be using an evga superclocked 560 ti
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #8
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The first case I will link is a GREAT case: FRYS.com*|*COOLER MASTER
Even though it doesn't have a side window, it is the best case for the money and it's SUPER easy to install components and do wiring inside of.

Here is another case with a side window: FRYS.com*|*ZALMAN
Although I don't know much about that case, what I DO know is that is has great wiring holes that allow you to hide your wires, and a mesh cover for good airflow.

Hope this helps =)
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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thank you and It really did help

actually I really like the HAF 912 and that was what I was going to go with, but then I noticed that the computer I was going to build had so many great looking parts that It would be nice that I could see them haha.

I'll probably go with the HAF 912 because the zalman only has 2 small windows
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Yea, the HAF 912 really is a good case, there are alot of reviews of it on newegg (saying its amazing) and it's able to hold long graphics cards up to 10.5 inches WITH the hard drive cage still inside, if it ever gets hot in the case, buy a 140 or 120 mm fan and install it to the side of the case. (better if you install it so it pulls in air, keeps it colder)
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