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Old 01-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Back Again!!! New Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Case.....$19.99 w/free shipping!

Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-3000 Black SGCC steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6&Tpk=VSK-3000

Nothing extremely fancy, but certainly can't beat a name brand case for only $19.99 fs.

Something to throw together with your old computer parts lying around

Use Coupon Code AFNJ0205 to get your $10 off to make it $19.99!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Thanks, I had an old Mini-ITX board lying around that needed a home
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #4
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That is the cheapest looking thing I have ever seen with Antec's name on it. Kinda sad.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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That is the cheapest looking thing I have ever seen with Antec's name on it. Kinda sad.
True, but certainly better quality than anything else you'll find for $19.99.

I've used a lot of the cheap Rosewill cases and they really are junk.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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I've used a lot of the cheap Rosewill cases and they really are junk.
Fixed that for you. Even the more expensive $40 and $100 Rosewill cases have QC issues.

My two Redbone cases, one of them, the back panel was bent where the side panel attached, and the other one, the power switch plastic piece falls out.

My two Blackhawk cases, both of them, the headphone/mic jacks don't sit in properly, and they "pop out" when you try to plug something into them. You either have to hold the plug in manually (which is a pain), or you pull it out part-way, and it shorts the L+R together (but then you can hear both stereo channels in both ears, so you're not missing any sound).
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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After reading the one NE review I will pass. I can deal with cheap quality but I don't need any loss of blood in my old age.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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Mine just arrived today. It's back up to $40 now. More reviews have been posted.

I see nothing wrong with this case. It's a nice cheap case. It's no Coolermaster tank, but it's a heck of a lot more solid than the other cheapie cases I've used like the Rosewills. The front actually looks very nice! It looks cheap in the pictures, but in-person the finish is surprisingly good and I actually really like the design! The chassis doesn't have the strongest metal ever, but it's not easily-bendable junk either. I'll see how the install goes after I get the PSU, but I would buy this again for $20 for sure! (especially since I can use my Mini-ITX board AND a real GPU!)
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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It's actually $25 with coupon code, not sure if it's a common code.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #10
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Looks like it's at $25 now.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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I think the source 210 was better than this, even with rebate.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #12
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Started installing today. Gigabyte Mini-ITX board with a GTX470 - still had a good 4 or 5 inches past the card! Plenty of room! Fit the Antec 620w from the other Hot Deals thread with plenty of room to spare as well. Included a random shoe for scale: (the case is actually smaller than it looks in the picture)

http://i.imgur.com/RvdQ7mo.jpg

Next to an Antec 300 for scale:

http://i.imgur.com/khikD9u.jpg

Nice cheap case. Would buy again. Thanks OP!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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I got a few of these to try out at $25 each with free shipping. I agree, they look fantastic but metal is thin and sharp especially around the I/O shield. That being said, once assembled for $25 they are fantastic. Sure wish I had saw them for $20 - I would have ordered a bunch.

I checked out the Source 210 - thanks for that suggestion, I ordered a few of those to check out as well. Looks real nice, but it's bigger than the VSK-3000 - for basic office builds I'd rather have the smaller case.

What kills cases at NewEgg for me is the ~$10 shipping for most cases. Luckily the Source 210 is free shipping as well.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #14
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I posted a brief review of this case in the cases and cooling subforum: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2297230

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:38 AM   #15
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Deal is back on......price is again $19.99 w/free shipping!
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Damnit, just ordered a few yesterday!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:28 AM   #17
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In for another, thanks OP!
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In for one!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:41 AM   #19
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I wish my motherboard supported this. Is there a case between Mid and Micro? I have an ATX motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H) on a spare pc and would love to downsize from a white mid tower to a black ... um... smaller case.
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Thanks for updating, OP. Picked on up to finish up a FM1 build.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #21
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29.99 & free shipping. Dead?
EDIT: + $10 off w/ promo code AFNJ0205, ends 2/8
(thanks CNJMORRIS)

Swear that promo code was not there, yup, from SD site:
"Price jumped up to $29.99 + shipping for an hour, now it's back to $20 with free shipping if you use coupon code AFNJ0205"

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29.99 & free shipping. Dead?
Looks like it. I wouldn't pay $30 for this case, but I bought another two while it was briefly back down to $20 again this morning.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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In green writing on the product page...

"+ $10 off w/ promo code AFNJ0205, ends 2/8"

$29.99 - $10.00 ...
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #24
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Updated the post, but yup, it's back yet again!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #25
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in 4 1...thx davey
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