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i was misinformed and thought the MSI 970a-g46 was Micro ATX, but it's actually ATX and won't fit in my god damn case. Obviously it'd be cheaper and easier to buy a new case than have to make sure parts are compatible with a new mobo, etc.

So can anyone suggest the BEST case for under $35 shipped? I know this is extremely cheap, but i know there's at least a few cases. I will not be picky at all since it's just something to hold my parts. i would prefer one with a dvd drive, if possible. if not possible, that's fine too.
 

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"than have to make sure parts are compatible with a new mobo"
It is really not a hard problem in the modern world as long as you are not building a server, and even there it is not hard.
Your motherboard
http://www.msi.com/product/motherboard/970A-G46.html#hero-specification

So make sure you get one with the AM3+ socket and has DDR3 memory support, and I guess you will also want a micro-ATX model.

Anyway if you are heading down the case path then the only thing that would see you want to buy a spanking new case would be if you wanted USB3.0 on the front panels. Otherwise if it fits then it should be good and that means you could probably pick up a second hand case made between now and many years ago. I see them, even the fancy black ones that they reckon gaming folks want, in skips often enough and the computer shop wherever I go is always getting rid of them if you just need one to "hold my parts".
 

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the better of the bottom of the barrel cases
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147159

you should really save up a little more money and get at least this instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075
I actually own the Redbone, and I will say that while it is a very capable entry level case, it is reeeeeaaaaally frustrating to build in and (at least in my case) required quite a bit of modding to get cable management to work. However, it looks nice and does its job, and I can't complain since I got it for $30

All things said and done, there's not much that screams "better" about that NZXT case than the Rosewill one, other than the radiator/fan mounts on the top. However, while I had the Dremel in my hand for cable management I just cut a 360x120mm hole in the top, so that kind of makes that point moot. Basically out of those two I'd still chose the Redbone
 

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I actually own the Redbone, and I will say that while it is a very capable entry level case, it is reeeeeaaaaally frustrating to build in and (at least in my case) required quite a bit of modding to get cable management to work. However, it looks nice and does its job, and I can't complain since I got it for $30

All things said and done, there's not much that screams "better" about that NZXT case than the Rosewill one, other than the radiator/fan mounts on the top. However, while I had the Dremel in my hand for cable management I just cut a 360x120mm hole in the top, so that kind of makes that point moot. Basically out of those two I'd still chose the Redbone
It costs $50, not $30, and that is pure bullshit
 

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It costs $50, not $30, and that is pure bullshit
I bought it when eBay had a sale. I thought the price was dropped at Newegg for their end of the year sale, but maybe I was thinking of Amazon...

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Wait... You've got to be shitting me... The USB 3.0 version of the Redbone case with an extra 120mm fan is actually cheaper than the USB 2.0 version because of the Year-End Clearance sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147160&ignorebbr=1

I'd personally get that one, then, and just accept that case mods are ok if the going gets tough
 

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I bought it when eBay had a sale. I thought the price was dropped at Newegg for their end of the year sale, but maybe I was thinking of Amazon...

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Wait... You've got to be shitting me... The USB 3.0 version of the Redbone case with an extra 120mm fan is actually cheaper than the USB 2.0 version because of the Year-End Clearance sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147160&ignorebbr=1

I'd personally get that one, then, and just accept that case mods are ok if the going gets tough
God dammit, i need a motherfucking case
 
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