Howdy, all. None of the old threads I saw seemed worth bumping, so here's a new one.
I'm finally installing a few new components that have built up between gifts and purchases (and likely wiping everything out and going straight to Win10 via a work-discounted copy). Seems like a useful time to finally rid myself of my old Antec 300, which is sort of a gigantic pain to work in, and I've got a bit of spare Christmas money leftover for the task.
I'm looking for a case of moderate-to-good quality (great's nice, too!) in the $40-60 range. Mid-tower's ideal, but if you've got a reasonable-sized full tower (or a mini case that's a breeze to work in and can accommodate an R9 290x), I'm willing to budge on that. Good airflow/fan layout is ideal, since I won't be adding any of my own. ~3 5.25" bays at least, plus ~3 3.5" bays at least, but more of either is okay. Front-side audio and USB ports are a big plus, while extremely gaudy built-in LEDs are a big minus.
Most vital is "workability" and ease of use stuff. I'll take a little smaller, less full-featured, or less flexible case for one that is roomy and/or has, say, screwdriver free access to most areas. I loathe digging into my PC's guts more than I have to; a case that would at least not have a negative impact on my opinion on the matter is perfect.
An optional thing is reasonable cable management options even an idiot could figure out. At this point, I've got cables criss-crossed over cables, stretched over PCI cards like a prisoner sawing through their bindings, and cables just stuffed into drive bays to get them out of my hair. Pretend that I'm an idiot in the bottom 5th percentile of the US population with regards to spacial awareness, here (because according to my 3rd grade IQ test, I am!).
Thanks in advance!
(Oh, PS, if it's available for pickup within 30 miles of Raleigh, NC or through Amazon Prime and I pick yer suggestion, I'll send you a buck on Steam)