Hi y'all. Does anyone know of any good cheap full tower cases? I need one because I want to add a triple rad on my main machine, but I don't want to go out and spend money for something like a Shinobi XL or even a Silverstone TJ11...Thanks
Answer by Tim Fontana · Jan 01, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Well, firstly, the TJ11 is a very expensive example. you can't get a decent full tower for much under Â£100 in the UK and I don't think it would be much different anywhere else. The full tower spec is a premium thing, and to be completely fair, if you're going to be building something that needs water cooling, you really shouldn't cheap out on the case.
Answer by catchatyou · Jan 01, 2013 at 04:36 PM
It's simply not possible to get a cheap full tower case. However, if you would buy one today, NZXT (A brand that I love and trust) has their Phantom PHAN-001WT case on Newegg with an instant savings of $25. You can fill out a rebate form, and NZXT will give back $15. This case normally costs $120, but with all of the savings today, you can get it for $80.
For $80 in the full tower segment, you won't find anything worth using, so this is the best that I can recommend.
Answer by AlphaBootis · Jan 02, 2013 at 07:59 AM
Do you really need a full tower do hang a radiator somewhere? How about the optical drive bay room? If you are going on a budget thats the sort of solution to be looking for. High Tower pc housings are by nature quite pricey as their market segment is quite small and it needs quite a bit of strong, fairly thick metal to be built. MIDI towers can only go so cheap because everybody and their dog buys them and you can get away with making those out of cheaper materials.