65 months ago
I'd like to budget about $100 give or take for a case. There seems to be so many options and since I'm a first time builder I have no idea what any of the pros or cons are to cases. I'll show you some of the ones I'm looking at currently...
A big question I have is, if it's worth getting something like an NZXT 440 with no optical display drive? I already dropped like 25 bucks on a drive, but I can pick up an external for another 25 no problem so I'm just wondering if the 440 is that much worth it to go through that hassle. Another thing to keep in mind is that the easier the installation the better. I'm a noob so I would prefer to avoid crazy set-up features. Lastly I want maximum performance (cooling first priority)
EDIT: Here is link to build itself. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j87kWZ