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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX case for $69.99 Aerocool DS Cube mATX $59.99

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Mini ITX

This would be my first choice for a new ITX build like the Customac Mini. It's not made of
Aluminium like the larger mATX version but is still decently solid steel with a plastic front.
Don't believe there is a white version yet so black is the only option. This case has a
nice side panel window to show off all your components.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854015

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Aerocool DS Cube Micro ATX

If you want a similar form factor but have a Micro ATX motherboard, my current favorite choice
is the Aerocool DS Cube. Just got mine today. All I can say is that for 60 USD this is a real steal
of the day. Regular retail price is 100+ USD. If you live in the UK you can buy one for about 56
GBP. There are also many more color choices available.

Really like everything about it. Makes no sense to save 30 dollars on a cheaper case that will fall apart in a few years. Go for this solidly built case and use it for many more builds in the future.

http://www.amazon.com/AeroCool-MicroATX-Cases-DS-Cube-Black/dp/B00G3TVEH0/

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If you live in the UK or any EU country that can get shipping from Amazon.co.uk you can get the gold edition for a very reasonable price. It's nearly impossible to find in North America.

[AMAZON-UK]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FLCIGI0[/AMAZON-UK]
Would look very nice along side your gold Apple Watch ! Just a note, if you build in this
case it doesn't automatically qualify you for Golden Build status.
 
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I love that aerocool case, really nice. But 2 drives is not enough :( I guess I could get 3 by using the other 3.5 bay, but I currently have 4 in my case. Might buy it anyway and just sort it out when I get it :)
 

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I love that aerocool case, really nice. But 2 drives is not enough :( I guess I could get 3 by using the other 3.5 bay, but I currently have 4 in my case. Might buy it anyway and just sort it out when I get it :)

There is room for two 2.5 inch drives to the side of the PSU that you can't see in any of the pics.
So the total is four, two 2.5" drives and two 2.5/3.5" drives in the area near the front of the case.
Get one soon they won't last long at the 60 dollar price. Update : Amazon is now out of the all black
version but they look like they will still take orders for the 60 dollar price and ship when it's back in
stock. Update #2 - all black editions are gone at Amazon but you can still get the all white version
for the 60 dollar price.

Here's a pic of the other SSD mounting section near the PSU opening.

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My local Fry's Also has some of the DS Cubes for $60.
 

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My local Fry's Also has some of the DS Cubes for $60.

That's a great opportunity if you live near a Frys. Looks like they are closing them out and
won't restock them. Every other online seller sells them for $115.00 or more. Some even
over $130. In that price range I would go for the AL Phanteks Evolv mATX case.
 
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There is room for two 2.5 inch drives to the side of the PSU that you can't see in any of the pics.
So the total is four, two 2.5" drives and two 2.5/3.5" drives in the area near the front of the case.
Get one soon they won't last long at the 60 dollar price. Update : Amazon is now out of the all black
version but they look like they will still take orders for the 60 dollar price and ship when it's back in
stock. The next lowest seller is selling them for over 124 dollars.


Awesome! I ordered one anyway, figured I'd make it work somehow, but this is great news! Ordered mine yesterday and they said it was backordered, got an email this morning that said it would ship before the end of the month. Woo!
 

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