Solved Need help choosing a case!

September 17, 2012 at 15:43:21
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i7 3770k | 16GB 1600 RAM
I'm having trouble trying to choose a cheap case out of the two that I have. I'm younger and I don't exactly have a high paying job and I'm going to later get a GTX 660 ti so I'm kind of on a budget here.

I have these two cases I'm debating on which to get:


Also if you have any other suggestions that are cheap (under 100) and can fit a GTX 660 ti, it would be very appreciated.

Other thoughts: I like the cougar case because its Full Tower and the color, but it's more expensive. I like the MSI Interceptor because it is cheaper, but I don't like the color and it's a little smaller.

i7 3rd Gen 3770k
BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB OC'd: 925MHz (Soon to be a MSI Gtx 660 ti)
16 GB RAM G-Skill 1600
2TB Harddrive
Crusial M4 128GB SSD
Corsair TX750W Power Supply
G9x Gaming Mouse 5700 DPI
ASUS VE247H 23.6" LED Monitor
Windows 7 64 bit

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September 17, 2012 at 16:09:33
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I would not recommend either of those cases since they are both configured for bottom mounted powersupply. Heat from the PSU rises into the case before being exhausted.

Look for something with "traditional" top-rear mounted powersupply.
External appearance is a matter of personal taste. Any full tower size unit should accommodate your graphics card.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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September 17, 2012 at 16:14:02
Do you have any top mounted PSU cases for somewhat cheap? I'm currently looking

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September 17, 2012 at 16:16:10
I agree with Richard.

The newegg link below is to a power search screen. Check the features you want to filter out the cases you don't want. Be sure to check TOP mounted PSU. I recommend buying a case without a PSU because the ones that come with cases are usually junk.

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September 17, 2012 at 16:19:41
Wow thanks, I didn't know Newegg had that feature. Also, do you think I would be better off getting a full size, or a mid size case? Kinda debating on that too.

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September 17, 2012 at 17:49:23
I bought this one last month. Caught a deal on it and with free shipping, landed on my doorstep for ~36 bucks including Californiasales tax.

Decent case, plenty of room, comes with 2 120mm fans (I removed the front fan to keep as a spare), plenty of black screws included, couple of cable management buckles and 3 black zip ties.

Anything like it should doa good job for you.

Audares Juvo

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