Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX Gaming Case with Side Window £28.80 Dispatched from and sold by Scan Computers Intl Ltd - Amazon
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Thermaltake Versa H15 M-ATX Gaming Case with Side Window £28.80 Dispatched from and sold by Scan Computers Intl Ltd - Amazon

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Found 10th Aug 2017
One of the cheapest, good quality, cases you can get your hands on. Only been this cheap once before, back in August 2015.


Would be ideal for a sub-£500 mATX gaming build.

  • Solid airflow
  • Side Panel window
  • Tool-free drive installation
  • Supports radiators up to 240mm

Should be easy to work on for first time builders.
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Thats one nice looking case.

Voted HOT.
good case and good brand
hot
Looks amazing for a budget case, heat!
Good budget case but terrible cable management space. Still vote HOT for the price
lightningspaceman23 m ago

Good budget case but terrible cable management space. Still vote HOT for …Good budget case but terrible cable management space. Still vote HOT for the price


Looks OK from the screenshots?
Joshimitsu9114 m ago

Looks OK from the screenshots?


Same.

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Edited by: "ollie87" 10th Aug 2017
I used this for a budget built a few months back. Cable management isn't amazing but there is some, case is really well laid out and for under £30 you can't complain.
I'm looking to build a basic pc myself, would like this case but haven't done so in over 10 years, I don't want all the bells and whistles but want something quick that can cope with HD video, I already have an ssd, any help would be appreciated as I feel a noob nowadays.budget preferably under £300. Cheaper the better.
Edited by: "AnonAnonAgain" 10th Aug 2017
AnonAnonAgain1 h, 40 m ago

I'm looking to build a basic pc myself, would like this case but haven't …I'm looking to build a basic pc myself, would like this case but haven't done so in over 10 years, I don't want all the bells and whistles but want something quick that can cope with HD video, I already have an ssd, any help would be appreciated as I feel a noob nowadays.budget preferably under £300. Cheaper the better.

£300 is probably a bit on the low side for a video editing rig.
Used this case for a build a few months ago, can't imagine getting anything better for the money. Was almost tempted to use it for my own rig!
ollie871 h, 14 m ago

£300 is probably a bit on the low side for a video editing rig.

Watching, not editing, I'm just after a family pc but slow, laggy, buggy etc are all things that drive me insane, I've had many a laptop etc that's had rave reviews etc and I still can't handle it so I have decided to build my own.
I used this for my HTPC build. This is a really solid choice for a case, even if it was three times the price. The one and only gripe/niggle is getting the cables plugged in nicely if you use the two 2.5" mounts on the back as an SSD will slightly overhand and they sit horizontally with the ports in the direction of the motherboard. Based on Ollie87's post with the two pictures, they are located where all of the cable management has been moved to from the bottom picture.

Pop a 500-600W power supply in there and you'll quite happily be able to get top-end specs in that case. There's plenty of room spare for long graphics cards - I've got a GTX 980 in there with room to spare. Water cooling I haven't tried at all, I've had stock or standard tower. A Hyper 212 should fit just fine.

So yeah, it'll take a low-budget system, high-end and pretty much anything in between.
AnonAnonAgain8 h, 53 m ago

Watching, not editing, I'm just after a family pc but slow, laggy, buggy …Watching, not editing, I'm just after a family pc but slow, laggy, buggy etc are all things that drive me insane, I've had many a laptop etc that's had rave reviews etc and I still can't handle it so I have decided to build my own.


Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap?

Sadly since the Brexit announcement prices of PC bits in the UK has gone a little silly.

But if what you say is really the case you're going to want to spend the cash in the right places, like a really good SSD and a decent CPU. For that £300 is an extremely tight budget (even this case is out of budget), but I aim for options.

Option 1 - £291

PCPartPicker part list:uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…bPs

CPU: AMD - A10-7800 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.80 @ Alza)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.80 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Team - Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.46 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.89 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £290.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:31 BST+0100

Pros:
Meets your budget
That CPU is still nearly as fast at the latest i3 GPUs
SSD is a pretty good unit in my experience

Cons:
Zero upgrade path
DDR3 is dead now, DDR4 is now mainstream
Very weak motherboard
CPU is very old tech now
Case is super crappy
No extra storage except for a 256GB SSD

Option 2 - £326

PCPartPicker part list:uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…X7h

CPU: Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£91.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech)
Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£57.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Corsair - Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £325.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:42 BST+0100

Pros:
Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc.
Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPU.

Cons:
Motherboard is poor, literally the cheapest board I could find. And it's a weak chipset.
Memory is pretty slow, but for your needs okay
That CPU isn't the latest i3, a newer one would cost about £10 more, but you'd need a newer motherboard (or one that supports flashing from a USB stick without the CPU installed)
Same crappy case

Option 3 - £358

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…zVY

CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£99.90 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£58.20 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.47 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £357.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:49 BST+0100

Pros:
Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc.
Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPU
Faster memory, in dual channel
Fairly decent motherboard
Latest i3, although is the base model

Cons:
Same crappy case


Another option is second hand parts, although if you're not an experienced PC builder I suggest you avoid stuff without a warranty.
ollie873 h, 55 m ago

Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Sadly since the Brexit announcement prices of PC bits in the UK has gone a little silly.But if what you say is really the case you're going to want to spend the cash in the right places, like a really good SSD and a decent CPU. For that £300 is an extremely tight budget (even this case is out of budget), but I aim for options.Option 1 - £291PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4CybPsCPU: AMD - A10-7800 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.80 @ Alza) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.80 @ Aria PC) Memory: Team - Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.46 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.89 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £290.87Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:31 BST+0100Pros:Meets your budgetThat CPU is still nearly as fast at the latest i3 GPUsSSD is a pretty good unit in my experienceCons:Zero upgrade pathDDR3 is dead now, DDR4 is now mainstreamVery weak motherboardCPU is very old tech nowCase is super crappyNo extra storage except for a 256GB SSDOption 2 - £326PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JdNX7hCPU: Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£91.14 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI - H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech) Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£57.60 @ Aria PC) Storage: Corsair - Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £325.95Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:42 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPU.Cons:Motherboard is poor, literally the cheapest board I could find. And it's a weak chipset.Memory is pretty slow, but for your needs okayThat CPU isn't the latest i3, a newer one would cost about £10 more, but you'd need a newer motherboard (or one that supports flashing from a USB stick without the CPU installed)Same crappy caseOption 3 - £358PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/N9JzVYCPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£99.90 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£58.20 @ Aria PC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.47 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £357.78Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:49 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPUFaster memory, in dual channelFairly decent motherboardLatest i3, although is the base modelCons:Same crappy caseAnother option is second hand parts, although if you're not an experienced PC builder I suggest you avoid stuff without a warranty.

He already has ssd so no need for another one, also for his needs corsair vs350 psu is more then enough, so you can save another 10£, and case could be this one instead of crappy zalman.
Once you change these the third build will meet his need and wount exceed 300£ cap.
ollie874 h, 58 m ago

Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Sadly since the Brexit announcement prices of PC bits in the UK has gone a little silly.But if what you say is really the case you're going to want to spend the cash in the right places, like a really good SSD and a decent CPU. For that £300 is an extremely tight budget (even this case is out of budget), but I aim for options.Option 1 - £291PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4CybPsCPU: AMD - A10-7800 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.80 @ Alza) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.80 @ Aria PC) Memory: Team - Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.46 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.89 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £290.87Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:31 BST+0100Pros:Meets your budgetThat CPU is still nearly as fast at the latest i3 GPUsSSD is a pretty good unit in my experienceCons:Zero upgrade pathDDR3 is dead now, DDR4 is now mainstreamVery weak motherboardCPU is very old tech nowCase is super crappyNo extra storage except for a 256GB SSDOption 2 - £326PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JdNX7hCPU: Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£91.14 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI - H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech) Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£57.60 @ Aria PC) Storage: Corsair - Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £325.95Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:42 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPU.Cons:Motherboard is poor, literally the cheapest board I could find. And it's a weak chipset.Memory is pretty slow, but for your needs okayThat CPU isn't the latest i3, a newer one would cost about £10 more, but you'd need a newer motherboard (or one that supports flashing from a USB stick without the CPU installed)Same crappy caseOption 3 - £358PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/N9JzVYCPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£99.90 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£58.20 @ Aria PC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.47 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £357.78Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:49 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPUFaster memory, in dual channelFairly decent motherboardLatest i3, although is the base modelCons:Same crappy caseAnother option is second hand parts, although if you're not an experienced PC builder I suggest you avoid stuff without a warranty.

That is a fantastic amount of effort there, thanks for your time, option 3 looks good to me, I'll take a good look after work.
ollie875 h, 39 m ago

Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Are you sure it's not just your kids filling the PC full of crap? Sadly since the Brexit announcement prices of PC bits in the UK has gone a little silly.But if what you say is really the case you're going to want to spend the cash in the right places, like a really good SSD and a decent CPU. For that £300 is an extremely tight budget (even this case is out of budget), but I aim for options.Option 1 - £291PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4CybPsCPU: AMD - A10-7800 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.80 @ Alza) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.80 @ Aria PC) Memory: Team - Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£43.46 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.89 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £290.87Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:31 BST+0100Pros:Meets your budgetThat CPU is still nearly as fast at the latest i3 GPUsSSD is a pretty good unit in my experienceCons:Zero upgrade pathDDR3 is dead now, DDR4 is now mainstreamVery weak motherboardCPU is very old tech nowCase is super crappyNo extra storage except for a 256GB SSDOption 2 - £326PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JdNX7hCPU: Intel - Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£91.14 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: MSI - H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£42.30 @ Novatech) Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory (£57.60 @ Aria PC) Storage: Corsair - Force LE 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£71.99 @ Amazon UK) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £325.95Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:42 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPU.Cons:Motherboard is poor, literally the cheapest board I could find. And it's a weak chipset.Memory is pretty slow, but for your needs okayThat CPU isn't the latest i3, a newer one would cost about £10 more, but you'd need a newer motherboard (or one that supports flashing from a USB stick without the CPU installed)Same crappy caseOption 3 - £358PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/N9JzVYCPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£99.90 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£58.20 @ Aria PC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK) Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.47 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.99 @ Aria PC) Case: Zalman - T2 Plus MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£38.93 @ CCL Computers) Total: £357.78Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-11 08:49 BST+0100Pros:Has some of an upgrade path, you could add more RAM, an i5, etc. Could be alright for gaming if you added a solid GPUFaster memory, in dual channelFairly decent motherboardLatest i3, although is the base modelCons:Same crappy caseAnother option is second hand parts, although if you're not an experienced PC builder I suggest you avoid stuff without a warranty.



Awesome stuff, I was already considering a build based around the i3-7100 so your option 3 helped me with my own build. I went for a slightly larger 250GB Samsung Evo2 SSD and added a GTX 1050. Along with re-using my current PSU & 2TB HDD I've got a good build (for me at least) for a little over £400. Been 6 years since my last build, time to encourage my 8 year old by getting him to help me with the build.
AnonAnonAgain46 m ago

That is a fantastic amount of effort there, thanks for your time, option 3 …That is a fantastic amount of effort there, thanks for your time, option 3 looks good to me, I'll take a good look after work.



The option 3 is solid but I'd suggest a different CPU

uk.pcpartpicker.com/pro…560

In CPU demanding tasks like gaming/editing, it's just about 10% weaker than the i3-7100 but for a lot cheaper. You won't see a difference in daily usages.
ollie875 h, 58 m ago

Latest i3, although is the base model


Some nice builds there.

AWD-IT have stock of the Pentium G4560, it is worth a look. It's 3.5GHz, dual core AND hyperthreaded at £70. It's got the
Intel® HD Graphics 610 in it. The i3-7100 is a weird one for Intel after they added Hyperthreading to the Pentium line. Unless you want AVX instructions or the bump from HD 610 to HD 630 graphics (that the Core i3-7100 has), save the £30 and go Pentium.

Another option if you're looking sub-£400 is the Ryzen 3 1200 and a dirt-cheap graphics card. (GT 710, R5 230 etc). A little more expensive because of the graphics card, but a true quad-core chip (and a hell of an upgrade path.)

Edit: And AM4 mobo of the same Asus PRIME range, or slightly cheaper Asrock A320M (depending on supplier and stock).
Edited by: "Nexy" 11th Aug 2017
blue2moro13 m ago

Awesome stuff, I was already considering a build based around the i3-7100 …Awesome stuff, I was already considering a build based around the i3-7100 so your option 3 helped me with my own build. I went for a slightly larger 250GB Samsung Evo2 SSD and added a GTX 1050. Along with re-using my current PSU & 2TB HDD I've got a good build (for me at least) for a little over £400. Been 6 years since my last build, time to encourage my 8 year old by getting him to help me with the build.


No worries. Always glad to help.

I've got lots of fond memories of building PCs with my Dad, it's great father-son activity.
What is it though, wine chiller ?
Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video card, and what about wifi/network? I see the mobo is well equipped but still unsure
Edited by: "AnonAnonAgain" 11th Aug 2017
AnonAnonAgain7 m ago

Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video …Please forgive my ignorance but... do I no longer need a sound or video card, and what about wifi/network? I see the mobo is well equipped but still unsure


No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.

WiFi you didn't ask for, you can either add a card or get a USB stick, both are equally crap. WiFi is for laptops.
ollie8716 m ago

No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.WiFi you didn't ask for, you can …No. Build into the CPU and motherboard.WiFi you didn't ask for, you can either add a card or get a USB stick, both are equally crap. WiFi is for laptops.

Lol @ the laptop comment, I know speeds are affected etc but I hate wires.
Think I'll get the g4560 cpu, the Asus prime, the evga psu and a blue led case fan (for the boy), and this case or similar:) comes out around £260
And thanks again, You've been very helpful
Edited by: "AnonAnonAgain" 11th Aug 2017
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