75 months ago
I think I picked out my components for my budget build, but have spent hours researching cases and just can't pick the one I want. I thought I wanted a budget mid tower, but I think a mini would work since I don't really plan on doing more than a decent AMD CPU right now, no water cooling and maybe a video card sometime down the road. I think I narrowed it down to these in the $50-80 range: Antec Gaming Series One (needs front fan), Silverstone SST-RO1B (needs rear fan), Super Talent HEC (no front fan), Cooler Master Elite 431 (no rear fan), Rosewell R5 (plenty of fans, but no led's), Thermaltake V3 black (no front fan or 3.0 usb, but $30 right now), Thermaltake Versa II (no front fan), Thermaltake Urban Series (no front fan), Cougar Archon (no front fan), Cougar Solution (no front fan), Cougar Pioneer (kind of plain, but 3 fans!), Cougar Evolution (nice, but a little pricey at $90), Corsair 200 (plain, but good reviews), Corsair 400 (a little big but 3 fans and on sale right now for $60), Fractal Design 3000 (plain, but 3 fans), NZXT 210 (kind of plain), NZXT 410, IN WIN G7 (my favorite looking case, but not the best reviews), IN WIN BR665 (micro case, but should be big enough and good reviews), Zalman Z12 Plus (not sure if I like the power buttons and usb's on the side, but 3 fans and a controller). So there you have it, I know a lot of options and I may have left a couple out but I just can't decide which I like the best.