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Friedman163 3 months ago

I need a cheap case for a build that I am going to sell on craigslist. I was wondering what would be a good enough case for that? I was thinking maybe $30 or less, but I guess a Focus G for $50 is not too over budget? I looked at DIYPC cases and they seem decent. Any input helps.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kV7CmG/diypc-case-p48w

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZHmxFT/fractal-design-focus-g-black-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-focus-bk-w

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worstcaster 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I don't know about the first case, but I built in the focus G and liked it. From the pictures I subjectively like the Focus G better. The first one looks like it will hide any cable management problems better. Since the Focus G Has 2 front intake fans included I added a rear exhaust pan to mine for better airflow. That would increase your cost.

Friedman163 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

How was the cable management for your Focus G?

worstcaster 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

There is room behind the back panel for cable management, but there is no power supply shroud so you can't hide as much as in other cases. As a result you will probably want to make sure your PSU had black cables. I attached my GPU power cable to the front of my drive cage and some of the front panel connectors to the rear using zip ties. That neatened it up quite a bit.

Ranceattack 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

You could do a cougar MX-330. 2 USB 3.0 headers and good airflow/cable management.

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Friedman163 submitter 1 point 3 months ago

I have no idea for a 5.25 bay. Some may want it but we do have USB ports so idk LOL. anyway thanks for the list.