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Computer case for $60?

By stonarda
Mar 6, 2013
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  1. Hey everyone! It's jsut a quick post, but I recently finished a brand new computer build, but I am worried my case doesn't supply enough cooling, but also don't like the nosie it produces during gaming, so I am wondering if anyone knows of any good cases under £50/$60. I have looked at the powercool dominator and am wondering if it will be enough (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powercool-D...9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362519059&sr=1-109).

    My build is as follows:
    - AMD 8350 CPU with stock heat sink/fan
    - Gigabyte 7950 triple fan graphics card
    - 16GB RAM
    - SSD & Hard Drive (not performance, but more energy saving)
    - CIT basic case modded with an additional fan on the side
    - ASUS M5A99X Motherboard
    - 880w PSU

    Thank you for any advice! It will need to have high cooling abilities, but also quite quiet!
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    - Noise from case is 95% the fault of the fans. More expensive cases provide quieter fans, but you're paying a lot more to start with anyway. Plus, you'll have to provide your own additional fans in most cases (pun not intended) anyway.
    - PSU fan could be loud..?
    - Cooling performance is a combination of how neat your build is (cables etc), the amount of components, the type of cooling on your devices, fans used, and airflow provided by case. This is a lot of variables, so it can be hard.
    - The case you linked is a budget case. Don't expect miracles.

    - My suggestion - stick with what you have, tweak the fan speeds a bit.
     

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