Newegg has the Xigmatek Asgard II CPC-T45UC-U01 Mid Tower ATX Case for $40 - $20 rebate [Exp 12/31] = $20 with free shipping. Features an all black coated body with an aluminum mesh bezel.

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    Casecutter Ben's cred: 1517
    Posted 9:29 am PST 12/16/11

    You can't complain (other than a rebate) for $20 at the doorstep, these aren't the worst case. Sure not something you'd get if you are considering being in and out a lot, but for a build it and forget it does everything pretty darn nice. Sure Eggviews aren't great, but wow what some folks expect... isn't reality. If UPS doesn't ruff it up it's a respectable looking case and you could get worse for much more!

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    Nivram Ben's cred: 332
    Posted 3:38 pm PST 12/16/11

    Just be aware of these stipulations, in the fine print of the rebate form:

    1. Please allow at least 12 weeks from postmark deadline date to receive your rebate.
    2. Rebate submission must be postmarked no later than 15 days after the promotion ends.

    This means you'd better not dilly-dally in getting the rebate sent in, especially if you order it close to the end of the rebate period.and then, you're going to wait 3 months for your rebate! Rolling Eyes

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3863
    Posted 5:36 pm PST 12/16/11

    Not bad at all for $20 AR. 0.8mm steel (as thick as most sub-$100 Antecs), minimalistic but not cheap plastic looking front bezel, fair # of 3.5" bays.

    Main complaint is the designers know nothing about good airflow.

    The top bays don't need the mesh intake at all unless you had already filled the bottom bays with HDDs so you needed some up top, while if you try to use two adjacent bottom bays the drives will be too close to each other, and the bottom of the front bezel should have had a mesh intake panel so some (more) air was pulled through the HDD bay.

    The side panel should not have all those intake holes, it just creates a short loop in through the holes, traveling diagonally 3" then out the rear fan exhaust. Granted, you could block the top 65% of that area and put a fan on the bottom of that to help cool a video card.

    Regardless, I'd just mount any mechanical HDDs in the 5.25" bays with adapter rails and block off the side panel intake holes completely... assuming basic office/web/etc box, not gaming.

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