View Poll Results: How much did your computer case cost?

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  • 0 - 50 $

    10 6.49%
  • 50 - 100 $

    45 29.22%
  • 100 - 200 $

    58 37.66%
  • 200 - 300 $

    19 12.34%
  • 300 - 500 $

    12 7.79%
  • 500+ $

    10 6.49%
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  1. #41
    It's beyond my imagination why would anyone pay more than 50 €

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Howdyho View Post
    It's beyond my imagination why would anyone pay more than 50 €
    Wanting more than a petty case comes to mind.

  3. #43
    antec 1200 was about £120 iirc

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    Silverstone tj08-e
    Can't remember the exact price but it was between 50-100.
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    hmm lets see NZXT Phantom + windowed side panel set me back aprox 190 USD.
    Totally worth it at least for me it looks like a baws.

    I don't trust me self to attack the stock side panel with a dremel.
    Witch is why i just got the side panel with a window pre made.

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    My Antec 900 cost me about $90. Pretty sharp looking case, it's served me well, and will probably be used in my next build as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rec View Post
    My Antec 900 cost me about $90. Pretty sharp looking case, it's served me well, and will probably be used in my next build as well.
    The Antec 900 looks good and has good air flow. But working in it is a total pain in the ass. No cable management (in the first edition), and changing a hard drive takes at least 10 minutes.

  9. #49
    Wow, tons of you have spent tons on your case o.O. I spent like... $50 maybe.
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  10. #50
    Around £140 coolermaster storm stryker

  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Wanting more than a petty case comes to mind.
    And what exactly are the benefits of having a more expensive case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howdyho View Post
    And what exactly are the benefits of having a more expensive case?
    that's too open of a question, there are many different types of cases for different situations:

    what you are putting in your case, 4 gpus? watercooling? 16 hard drives?,

    how about temperature, do you want a cooler case with lots of fans and airflow, or do you want a quieter case?

    there is also build quality and materials, do you want the cheapest stamped steel and shoddy plastic, or do you want extruded aluminium and titanium screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howdyho View Post
    And what exactly are the benefits of having a more expensive case?
    Main reason: the will to own an "enthusiast product". The measurable, technical benefits aren't even that important. It's more satisfiyng to have a special case than a random one, which may be good and fully functional, but is nothing special. After all, we build our PCs not only because we need something to work or play with, but also because we enjoy this process. It's a hobby.

    I also got me a 1000W PSU, one of the best there is. It costs like two or three times more than a normal 500W quality PSU, which would be more than enough for my PC, but I still decided to get the Seasonic. I have absolutely no technical benefit by having such a PSU, maybe it's even a deficit as the efficiency at low load levels may be worse than what a good 500W PSU can achieve. I still bought it because I just did want to have it. That's it. For me it's satisfying and I'm happy, for others it's "throwing out money for no reason".

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    When I got it about 3-4 years ago $300AU

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    haf 922 +- 100 euro when i bought it. (not the side panel version )

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    Paid about 110€ for mine IIRC, CM Storm Enforcer, Fantastic case with 2 USB 3.0 ports at front <3

  17. #57
    150$, Fractal Define R4.

    Quiet and cool (as in temperature) case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howdyho View Post
    It's beyond my imagination why would anyone pay more than 50 €
    50 € cases don't come anywhere near to supporting the amount of hardware some of us have (or had), not to mention you do generally get better quality as you head up the price scale. I've been there with all the £25 cases in the past, many years ago. There's just no comparison. Cheaper cases are good for test rigs or cheap ones, but absolutely awful when it comes to optimising temperatures and noise (and making it look like you put value in your system). I can warrant a "cheap korean monitor" that actually looks and performs awesome in all regards (moreso than my Acer which cost £100 more), but i couldn't warrant putting £1400 worth of hardware into a £25 case.
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  19. #59
    Corisar is great for cases

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    60-70 euro, Cooler Master Silencio 550.

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