Reccomend me a case

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    looking to spend under $100 for a new atx case. The main things i want are side window and front usb port. Any ideas? I'm not worried about whether is has a power supply or not. Thanks for the help guys =)
     
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    Antec. Anything Antec.

    I like this one myself.
     
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    cool, i was looking at that one. So antecs are pretty good? I'm semi-new to building computers in that i had my buddy build my last 2. So my brand sharpness on things like cases arent real sharp.
     
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    Any decent quality case that fits the bill will do. Splurge on the PSU.

    Antec cases are nice, but I wont buy another one because their customer service dicked me around after the last one had a DOA PSU.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I love Antec cases because they are so easy to work with. They're very high-quality and you can tell. Most of them have slide-out drive racks and such that make building a machine or adding shit to a machine just that much easier.
     
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    I'm going to ask what might sound like a silly question.
    How easy/hard is it to hit the restart button?
    I've got some what fat fingers and with some of the cases I've looked out it looks like it's kind of hard to get a finger in there, even the little finger.

    My current case I have to use a pencil tip to hit it. Not because I have large fingers but because it's really that damn small.
    No I don't plan to get the restart button a lot, but it's nice to be able to hit with some ease when I need to.


    BTW that case looks alot like the Chenming case here
     
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    oh ya, something else i might need to mention...i'll be adding another geforce 6800gt in sli, so cooling will be a concern. The one thing i really like about a couple of those cases is that they have a side window fan.
     
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    since when is Lian Li $100?
     
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    there are several under $100 on newegg, but none have side windows
     
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    It's pretty tough to hit, I have to use a pen or something. I see this as a feature personally.

    If I'm not mistaken, that case design was originally done by Antec and everyone else copied them. There are quite a few cases with a similar look.
     
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    That's a sign of quality ;)
     
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    sure if you want the cheapest quality case possible.
     
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    It's no worse then countless other cases. How is it cheap? Admittedly it is pretty flimsy by itself but when all the components are inside of it it is pretty sturdy.

    Besides, the thread started only stated that it be under 100, have a side window, and have front USB ports. Antec Super Lanboy meets all the requirements.
     
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    http://store.jinco4me.com/7bayatxmidto4.html

    I got this for my friend's machine. The features I like most are the easy-open side door and the power button on the top-front edge of the case, so you can stick it under a desk and still turn it on easily.

    EDIT: The handle works, too. Fully loaded, you can pick the thing up and you don't hear any creaks or cracks or pops from the handle.
     
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    the aluminum is soo thin. It dents and scratches very easy. My window on it bubbled out within a few months. For cheap cases, I'd stick with steel.
     
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    I've had mine for about 14 months or so. No dents, scratches, and my window is perfectly fine. If your window bubbled, just call antec and they will probably take care of you. The aluminum is thin but it's made that way so it can be transported.
    It is a little cramped to work in but it's not a big deal to me.
     
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    Jesus, what did you do to melt the window on your case?

    On the whole, I agree with your steel > aluminum approach.
     
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