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    I'm not big on cases and don't care for looks... just good airflow

    I have an Antec 900 and a 300 and prefer the look of the 300

    My question is what good airflow case for <44 (around $70)?

    Anything better (maybe bigger [deeper]?) than the 300?

    The reason? I want to get back to folding again but this time with the boards in cases

    Spec: Full ATX ,room for 1 HD and a True sized heatsink....that's it
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    I am sure there are cheaper but the air flow is good in the 300 for a cheap case. Lesser may mean less. the 300 is a small tower and at size, I do not think there is a lot of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpydaddy View Post
    I'm not big on cases and don't care for looks... just good airflow

    I have an Antec 900 and a 300 and prefer the look of the 300

    My question is what good airflow case for <44 (around $70)?

    Anything better (maybe bigger [deeper]?) than the 300?

    The reason? I want to get back to folding again but this time with the boards in cases

    Spec: Full ATX ,room for 1 HD and a True sized heatsink....that's it
    grumpy,
    Have you considered the Antec 200 @ 36- but for me its the 300 that holds all the aces.
    Super cooling by adding 2x120,s behind the front panel and an extra 120 on the side panel the cooling options are great.The roof 140mm and the exhaust 120 mm have speed control but you know all that any way and for 43 from Aria pc a brilliant understated case.
    As you know I,ve got a 902 and a 300 and I rate both highly in their respective price brackets.
    Look also at the Coolermaster range ie. elite 330.335 and the 334 at around 30 ish.
    The CM Scout and Sniper are both above your price ceiling but worth a serious looksee.

    Glad to see your starting folding again-what you going to put in the Antec 300?!!!
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    What to put in it? probably a giga ep45t ud3r with a 9800gx2 because I don't think my supermicro dp board will fit.... will play some this weekend
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