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    I am looking at getting a bigger case as my current one is old.

    Right now I have the following in it.
    DVD Burner
    BluRay Reader
    3 Hardrives
    Powersupply
    Motherboard

    It is too small to work with and is very old.

    Would like to keep it under $100 and be able to add maybe more hard drives to it.

    How are these -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216

  • #2
    Depends on what you mean by bigger. I build computers all the time for our company and family and friends. A few years ago my boss left a Antec Solo in my office and my co-workers right before Thanksgiving as his way of showing his thankfulness we worked for him. I had just built him a new DAW for his studio using the same case albeit a little modded for extra quietness.

    It's a nice box but it's tight for some video cards. This got me to searching for a new case that's builder friendly.

    The Chenbro! I found this review while searching and while it's a few years old it is still a good one.

    You can get these with all kinds of extras but I just bought the vanilla version of it without all the bells and whistles. I didn't need hot swap etc....

    The place I got my first one didn't have them when I needed another but Superbiz, formerly ewiz did and that's where I got it the second go around. Case at SuperBiz

    The two fans it ships with are server fans or should I just say "loud" so I replaced them with some Scythe fans I picked up at Jab-Tech.com. My 4890 fits in here with inches of space left. Cable management is much easier with this much space as most of the space comes from depth not height. Anyway I highly recommend this case. The only real problem I have with it is there is no dust filters on the intake side of the case so it requires a good cleaning every so often. I am going to try and fabricate a filter mount for the main intake to resolve this issue.
    Coach Pat Summitt - Folding at Home

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    • #3
      Good reviews of cases here:
      http://www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page4.html
      This is my go to site for computer recommendations as silence is important to me. Even if it isn't important to you the reviews are very comprehensive. I have the Antec P180, but that is out of your price range.

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