A good case for $70

Does anybody knows a good case for 70 bucks?

It needs to fit these parts:

MSI 760GA-P43

2 TB drive

Samsung ssd 840 EVO

AMD Radeon HD 7750

Coolermaster 212 EVO



Luke Zoetebier

If you don't plan to watercool, then I recommend the NXZT Source 220. Very cheap, very good quality, plenty of airflow. The only downside is the fact that you don't have where to mount an SSD. There are four bumps in the bottom, but you can only use two of them to mount the SSD and it will cover the bottom fan grill (if you take a look at a picture of the insides you will understand what I mean). You have two choices: either buy double-sided tape and tape the SSD wherever you please (there are no moving parts in an SSD) or buy a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter. Those are dirt cheap.

Another good budget choice is the Fractal Design Core 3000.

If you plan to watercool... hm, I recommend the NZXT Source 530. It has incredible features for the price (although it might be a bit over $70). The case has the exact same interior as the Phantom 530 (Tek Syndicate reviewed the case), except for the fan controller.

You can also go for the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, if you like its looks better (I don't consider it to be better from a functional point of view than the Source 530).

Corsair 200R is also very nice in this budget

NZXT H230 Similar to a define R4 with sacrificed airflow and non-removable bottom drive bay. I own one and like it well enough. It also mods easily.

Fractal Design core 300 USB 3.0 I have no personal experiance with this case, but Fractal makes great cases and I have heard good things about this one.

Edit: There may be a clearance issue with a 212 Evo on the NZXT


Really don't know which one to choose.

The problem is that the Hyper 212 EVO 160mm in height is, which is pretty high.

So I really need a case that can fit the 212 EVO

The Fractal fits fine.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?sdtid=7050428&EdpNo=9113957&sku=C69-0008&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=aB8BeTfRgb8&AffiliateID=aB8BeTfRgb8-FDHHqZ4kOkiMkLKhR60YPA $59 after rebate it also comes with like $40 bucks worth of  Cougar fans 

Thanks for the help people!

I bought the Fractal design core 3000

don't skip over the silverstone ps10b.

its not advertised as much. but has many features with a $50 us price tag

Love my Corsair 200R, you can fit 4 HDD and 4 SSD without block air going to the GPU. loads of space inside and descent cable management. Would not necessarily recommend for some one who wants to go crazy with water cooling. Lots of fan placement. LOVE IT!


Yes!  200R is a great little case, I built my sons little gaming rig in it.


if you want  a silent case this is the way to go