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    new pc case <£50

    hey guys,
    thinking about changing my case due to noise and i just want a change really,
    i have up to £50 to spend, and basically i just want a quiet case that doesnt have any leds, and also a mid tower case

    thanks in advance

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Best in its class the CM 690 II Lite which you can find for about £45 on scan today deal:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...r-case-w-o-psu
    or Lian li:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lian-...g-case-w-o-psu

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    I really like the plain looking simplicity of the Sunbeam Freezing Storm.

    Unable to post a link to the Sunbeam site as I've not got a minimum of 5 posts but if you Google you should find it.

    A bit of a struggle to find one to buy at the moment though - used to be on EBuyer but not any more.

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Sunbeam's are decent quality, old internal layout/design.

    they seem to has dissaperaed from ebuyer


    Add to Zak33's list the coolermaster elite 330 or 331, NZXT Evo Beta, Silverstone Precision PS03B, Zalman Z7 Plus and AKASA Raptor
    Also the coolermaster elite 370 (although it seems to be massively delayed )


    But I'd remove the sliverstone PS04 from the list, it's too narrow

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    wow what happened to those antec 300's they used to be a lot cheaper


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    Re: new pc case <£50

    The Coolermaster Elite 370 is under £35 and is worth considering too.


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    Re: new pc case <£50

    The 430's been heavly beaten with the ugly stick, ok it's not that bad, but I really don't like the bezel, the window design in nice.

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    I can now hopefully post links!

    The Sunbeam Freezing Storm product page is still up on EBuyer:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150298

    but is sadly saying it's likely to have been discontinued which is a shame. Looking on the Sunbeam site here:

    http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCTS/...ing-Storm.html

    it does look nice. Maybe it is still being made as it is still up on their site.

    It's a real personal preference thing is a case but I do like the plain simple ones myself although the CoolerMaster 430 is quite nice! You can always lose the fan with blue LEDs at the front.

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The 430's been heavly beaten with the ugly stick, ok it's not that bad, but I really don't like the bezel, the window design in nice.
    Ninja edit FTW!

    The 430 has a LED fan so it had to go!


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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Does anyone have the Elite 430?

    Is the front grill in front of LED fan as fragile as it looks in pictures?

    Also apologies for hijacking the thread but anyone know what the Elite 500w power supply is like that's bundled with the 430 here:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...elite-500w-psu

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Don't know, probably best to ask in the Scan section of Hexus

    The coolermaster fans are fairly decent quality generally, not the best but not the worst.

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    Re: new pc case <£50

    Out of all those cases i would still go for the CM 690 II i linked because i have seen it go on sale for £45 on scan today,the case has excellent cable management and black interior.

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