Please suggest a cabinet w/o PSU for around 2k

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    As suggested in my previous thread about upgrading my system, I have decided to not upgrade right now and instead use my old P4 based gaming system for a few more months until i5/price wars/price cuts come along:

    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120274

    But the problems is that my GTS 250 won't fit into my current cabinet (local). So, I need to buy a new cabinet. I already have a CM Extreme Power 600W (non-PFC) PSU, so please keep that in mind. In about 2-4 months, my upgraded PC will have:

    -An i5/quad core 9xxx/Phenom II X4 and a compatible motherboard+4GB RAM.
    -GTS 250 512 MB gfx card (9" size)
    -PSU mentioned above
    -2-3 HDDs
    -1 DVD drive

    I don't want to spend too much on a good cabinet, but I don't want a bad one wither. Also:

    - No OC/SLI/CF (the damn PSU!)
    - No third party CPU coolers will be used later

    Somebody suggested an Antec 300 to me, but it seems very costly. Also, please mention if I need to install extra fans, if any, alongwith estimated price.

    Also, is it reliable to use Indian e-tailers for PC hardware? I am not likely to use them for the cabinet as its bulky, but I could use them for buying things like RAM if I can't find it in Allahabad.
     
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    Cooler Master Elite 335 for 2.5k is a good option
    also check
    Zebronics reaper without psu for less than 2k
     
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    Thanks, I will check the availability with the local vendors.

    Also, is it reliable to use Indian e-tailers for PC hardware? I am not likely to use them for the cabinet as its bulky, but I could use them for buying things like RAM in the future if I can't find it in Allahabad.
     
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    I think lynx-india and theitwares are reliable.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info :)
     
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    theitwares.com sell the Elite 335 for 2.2K now! :))
     
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    But the shipping charge will be significant for such a bulky item, won't it?
     
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    I think it's 200-300 bucks for that. and shipping is done by the merchant only and you need not worry about that.
     
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    Ok, will get a quote from them regarding the final price :)
     
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    ^^ I saw that cabinet and didn't like it much. and I think some zeb cabbys offer better bang for buck than that one.
     
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    I am not fussed about a few hundred rupees, so I will either get a CM elite 335 or a zebronics one.

    My cooling requirements are not huge as I am not into OC/SLI/CF, but since I am planning on getting a good CPU and with ambient conditions reaching 40 degrees C/90% humidity, I want to have at least decent cooling. My current 3.0 GHz HT single core proccy has lasted 4 years, and I would like the next one to be just as durable, technology advancements permitting. Last but not the least, with decent airflow, my PSU's health will also not be adversely affected :)
     
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    Yeah, I'll suggest CM Elite 335 - don't go for other Elite series as I have seen people experiencing problems when installing big fans (read 120 mm) on them. Also 335's structure and quality looks much better than other Elite series' cabinets.

    For shipped price you can refer here: http://www.yantraonline.in/ProdDetails.asp?ItemCode=956

    Zebronics cabinets at this range are strictly OK but not better than CM. Also some Zebby's have transparent side which may become eye-sore if you are not into modded style cabinets.
     
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    About 300 extra, not too bad. The vendor here has still not confirmed if he has it or not, so I am still waiting...
     
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