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Good budget case thats nice and simple, no RGB or whatnot, just good quality

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by chickadee, May 5, 2018.

  1. chickadee


    Joined: Feb 14, 2015

    Posts: 396

    Location: Scotland

    So I am thinking of building myself a new PC, been on the 1366 platform long enough and i have been looking at cases and WOW the times have changed, back in.....2009 i made this PC with a Silverstone FT01 case and its been a joy, its so simple and so well made. Now it seems half the cases are about looks and crazy colours and such.

    All i want is a nice simple well made case with good dust management and space to get the largest of gfx cards/air coolers installed. I guess price range would be anything bellow £100 but lower the better, is there such a thing as a nice quality simple case these days? I don't fancy spending a fortune on RGB as i think it looks so tacky.
  2. southernorth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2016

    Posts: 2,002

    Would you prefer airflow or silence? And would you want a tempered glass window or not?
  3. chickadee


    Joined: Feb 14, 2015

    Posts: 396

    Location: Scotland

    Honestly im open to all sorts but i just want quality that will last be a good 10 years without the silly RGB and other features that seem to be almost like bloatware of the case world, obviously people like it but it makes it harder for people like me to get a nice simple quality case since the market wants plastic draped cases with thousands of LEDS now.....
  4. Klo


    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,971

    Location: South East

    Have a look at the Fractal Design Define R6, might be what you are looking for in design etc.
  5. Ace Modder

    Antec Rep

    Joined: Sep 8, 2003

    Posts: 22,571

    Location: 150 yds from OcUK

    Antec P8 Case
    only £57.95 at the moment

    or for a little higher budget

    Antec P110 Silent Case
    only £84.95 at the moment


    both prices will go up tomorrow, as they come off this week only.
  6. IPBA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 2, 2003

    Posts: 1,023

    Fractal Define C TG gets my vote.
  7. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 7,016

    Location: Reading, UK

    The upper end of Corsair's Carbide range are usually pretty good.
    My 500R is still a very solid case, holds any cards, bags of room for loads of fans and watercooling (can even do external rads). Costs about £90.
  8. Habakkuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 7, 2017

    Posts: 1,004

    Seconded on the Corsair's Carbide cases - they're straightforward.
  9. Rikk82


    Joined: Oct 14, 2008

    Posts: 256

    Location: Brighton

    Another vote for Fractal here. I'm using the Define S. It has a nice clean neutral look to it, and plenty of space inside.
  10. t31os


    Joined: May 24, 2006

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Fractal/Phanteks, BeQuiet, Antec, Corsair, lots of options available(in that order for me). Watch some review videos of the cases you like most with a pinch of salt.
  11. BongoHunter


    Joined: Apr 14, 2014

    Posts: 951

  12. sdavlaws


    Joined: Mar 8, 2008

    Posts: 136

    This (normal window version) is the case I am currently using and couldn't recommend it enough its relatively compact but still had the room for my 1080 AMP! extreme