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  1. DarkFlare69
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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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    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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    It costs $50, not $30, and that is pure bullshit
     
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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
     
  7. DarkFlare69
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    God dammit, i need a motherfucking case
     
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    the redbone case was on sale for $30 when I posted it
     
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    Why not use the box your mobo came in?
     
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    Because it's too small.
     
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    Get a knife and tape your drives on it. :-P
     
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