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10-05-2008, 09:05 PM
What is a good (sub $100) case to replace an old one (circa 2002)?? PSU not required but is a standard ATX PSU ATM.

It needs to have front USBs, front audio ports (preferably) and space for at least 1 fan.

Preferably from Ascent.

So far I've found:
This one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=353265)
This one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=355658)
This one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=344848)
This One (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=361429)
This one (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=348780)

Any of those any good?

10-05-2008, 09:22 PM
I have used cases from your links- Case Number 2 Gigabyte GZ-X1 & number 3 Chieftec Silver Fox ATX Mid Tower Case, Silver Both solid / sturdy cases, not flimsy - others never used.

With the gigabyte the front USB/Audio ports are under the bottom swing down panel with the Gigabyte Label.

10-05-2008, 10:52 PM
I have recently bought a gigabyte x2 chassis, it cost me about $100-120 and I have found it to be by far the best case I have ever had and its also the cheapest I have had so far. Everything is right where you want it, the tooless design works perfectly unlike other previous tooless cases I have had and I think it looks pretty nice too, in white or black. It has front audio and usb like you need however I dont use the front audio connector as I have a x-fi sound card but I assume it works fine like any other front audio connectors.

11-05-2008, 08:40 AM
I like the Coolermaster Elite 332.

Glenn Webster
11-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Try looking at the i-Cute Super 18-5G1-BB .If you have room this is big enough to fit out easily and has great cooling.
I just did my first build with one.