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    need a case for a friend

    a friend has just had a kid about 4 months ago and he need a case with a door.
    he has around £60 to spend but there are a few restrictions.

    it cant be too deep ~22 inches
    needs a solid door
    around £60 pounds
    2 usb's on the front.

    thx for any help
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    I'm guessing he doesn't need a psu?

    Antec SLK3000B
    Thermaltake VB1000SNS Soprano (not sure on quality however)

    If he can up the budget by about £20 -

    Antec Sonata II
    Coolermaster Mystique 631

    Which are both much better quality

    Hope this helps,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Thermaltake VB1000SNS Soprano (not sure on quality however)
    I used one of those for ages, I actually have my feet on it right now. Case itself is solid, nice and thick metal. The front door feels a bit flimsy, but mines still on and in one piece which is a pretty good performance.

    The drive rails work great when they fit the drive, the rest of the time, they just snap, theres holes to use screws instead though, which I did.

    Theres loads of drive bays, but if you have more than 4 or 5 hard discs you wont be able to fit any of the larger cards. My 7800GT went in with four though after a bit of wriggling. The cabling for the top port makes it a bit awkward to get the PSU in but nothing drastic.

    The supplied fans aren't ultra quiet, but they wont bug you unless you're a noise freak.

    Nothing remarkable about the case, but for the price you aren't going to get a remarkable case tbh.

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    I'd recommend the antec sonata II as well, it may be a little more expensive but it's a really good case and you can lock the door, that would mean that pesky little fingers won't be able to get in and press any buttons.

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    Try pimp modding and old beer barrel

    The Centurion cases are great value now.
    Also look at the ThermalTake cases. They are a little bit dear but they are the ONLY decent thing Thermaltake have ever made.

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    We've got a sonata, and its not bad.
    - That said, its only a case, and the psu wasnt what it was cracked upto be.
    - When i buy a case, 80% of the choice is purely on the exterier looks of the thing!



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