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duke

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Jun 3, 2001
preferably on a budget. No Lian-Li's around here. So far the case most recommended to me has been an Antec sx-830. The plus side to this case is it's large. The downside is... it's large. I know it makes for excellent cooling, but is it worth it? I found one in stealth black for $80. I was mostly thinking of a large mid-tower, but all suggestions are welcome.
 
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Van

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A good roomy midtower that comes cheap is the Enlight 7237. You can get one of those with a 300 watt power supply for I think around $60-70 plus shipping. Just do a search for 7237 300 (Replace 300 with however many watts ps you want) on pricewatch.
 

klosters64a

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The Enlight 7237 has many virtues. Cooling isn't one of them, at least as the case comes from the factory. If you want cooling good enough for a T-Bird/Duron, it's cutting time for a 7237.

I'm quite intrigued with the Yeong Yang Lunar 5402. This Mid-tower comes from the factory with two 120mm fan mounts, and they're in the right places. Yeong Yang has been making Server cases for a while, so it's not an unknown company. You might drop by http://www.kdcomputers.com for a look-see. I recently bought a 7237. For five more bucks, I could have had the Lunar 5402. I can't vouch for the quality of the case, and I don't know if UPS will get it to you in good condition. I know I wouldn't be making like the sheet metal mechanic that I'm not with the Enlight 7237, assuming that the Lunar 5402 got here in good shape! I have no connection with KDComputers or Yeong Yang, btw.
 

blujay

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Mar 22, 2001
I'm fond of the Antec 830SX, Has plenty of room for me and currently comes with 2 rear exhaust fans, When ahead and purchased 3 more fans and this case has slots for those. Now I have 3 up front ( 1 cooling H/D) and 2 in the rear. Pick up at Frys for $74.00 plus tax about 2 months ago. Now their at $99.00.