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    cheap case recommendation

    trying to choose between antec 300 and akasa zen.
    any recommendations?

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    Out of those two it has to be the 300, far better cooling and not bad quality.

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    thanks mate!

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Out of those two it has to be the 300, far better cooling and not bad quality.
    I agree with Mike. I've built a system in a Zen and wasn't too impressed.

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    I would go for the Antec 300... it looks much better imo

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    The Antec 300 looks nice cheap case

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    I was gonna go for Zen, but reading up on the Antec, its much better (and actually has grown on me for style too)

    Now, i'm so in love with it that I'm modding the hell out of it and have just bought some extra fans for it ready for when it arrives

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    Re: cheap case recommendation

    Antec 300 is a great case i have one myself

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