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Which of these cases is the best?

Jul 2, 2017 3:46AM PDT

Prices on the site include a 25% tax. Please pick one under 50 USD. They don't include a PSU.
1. CHIEFTEC Libra Series LG-01B-OP, MIDI, ATX, black - 45 USD
2. COOLERMASTER Force 500, FOR-500-KKN1, MIDI, ATX, USB 3.0, black - 49 USD
3. LC POWER Case Gaming 982B Snow Redeemer, MIDI, ATX, USB - 40 USD
4. LC POWER PRO-923B Red Captor, MIDI, ATX, black - 43 USD
5. LC POWER Pro-924B, MIDI, ATX, black - 37 USD
These cases are from this link:!#-!1023&prFilter=To-51

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Jul 2, 2017 6:21AM PDT

A case is a personal preference thing.

Some folks want fancy, some folks want plain.

Plug each case into google and read the reviews.

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Jul 2, 2017 7:24AM PDT

Yes but some of its price also goes to computer speed and performance via air flow. I'm not crazy about esthetics, I'd prefer that the computer runs well even if it looks like a potato. And reviews tend to be very technical on most sites, not to mention how they always lack comparison with other devices, a to-date price estimate and are biased as hell, which is why I'd like the people of this forum to tell me in layman's terms which one is the best.

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Air flow.
Jul 2, 2017 7:40AM PDT

I've modified so many cases over the years so even a cheap bad case can be corrected in about 20 minutes with a drill and hack saw blade.

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Jul 2, 2017 8:27AM PDT

I neither possess the tools nor the knowledge to modify a case. Could you please emphasize on how much of a factor to PC speed a case is, thank you.

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Jul 2, 2017 8:32AM PDT

Even a bad case can be dealt with by leaving the side cover off so a no-tech solution is possible.

There is no known connection between the case and a PC's speed.

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Jul 2, 2017 10:25AM PDT

Aside from speed and performance, do cases affect anything else? A case I was gonna buy that got removed from a local store's catalog was listed like this: "Bitfenix Nova, MIDI, ATX, USB 3.0, black, no PS". I understand what the last two characteristics mean (PS is PSU, right?), but I don't know what MIDI, ATX, or USB 3.0 mean. They must surely stand for something, right?

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There are really CHEAP cases that work fine.
Jul 2, 2017 10:54AM PDT

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Jul 2, 2017 12:52PM PDT

An AMD motherboard AM2-AM3, put in a Sempron 145 and unlock the second core.