Can anyone recommend a midtower case black

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by txmale4969, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. txmale4969

    txmale4969 n00bie

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    can anyone recommend a mid tower case black. its for my ryzen 7 2700x build. 2 fan video card. price around hundred bucks.
     
  2. atarione

    atarione [H]ard|Gawd

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    There are a ton of really decent choices in this price range for mid towers..

    some obvious contenters
    NZXT H500 / H500i
    Inwin 101, 102, 303 ..etc
    Fractal Designs Define / Meshify
    Phanteks Eclipse P400

    ..etc from corsair/ coolmaster ..lian li..etc etc

    if I was y'all I'd browse around newegg / amazon and find something you like the looks of and then read some reviews of it... taste in the looks of cases is a very personal preference sort of deal.

    If i was buying right now it probably be a H500 or Inwin 102 based on my own preferences esthetics wise.. both are well reviewed.
     
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    BlackDragon1971 n00bie

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    Chieftec Dragon...
    ( + Dremel )
     
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  4. daveayee

    daveayee n00bie

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    Love the Chieftec Dragons. Do you want to sell yours BlackDragon1971?
     
  5. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Most of them are plastic junk now days with glass side panels & no front ventilation, in other words, form over function.

    That Being said, due to prior experience with these cases, I recommend this,
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G4994131 $77.00

    Or This for a little extra if you want the glass and case handles, they do come in handy!
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX72C5704


    Disclaimer:
    Yes I realize that there is a fair amount of plastic with these cases mentioned. Trying to stay within OP's budget.
     
  6. pavel

    pavel Limp Gawd

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    I'm looking at those, too. What makes you like H500 over the Meshify? I'm leaning towards the Meshify. I agree with telling the OP to use newegg for a comparison list. You don't have to necessarily buy from there but it's a little easier to compare - specs and pics - than just using partpicker - which is good, too but limited.

    The Corsair C400 is also a possible choice which I was considering but I'm not sure any of these cases above are as fully featured as the Meshify. The only thing I wish it had was a 140mm fan mount on the rear but few 'smaller' mid-towers have that. You almost have to go to a full-tower or a much larger mid-tower to get that. I encourage the OP to compare all these cases and think about the features he/she wants - because that will probably narrow it down to a few choices. I also considered the Lian Li case and the Jonsbo case - a somewhat different design than the standard ones above. But, I'm not sure whether to with the 'basic internals' - I don't have enough experience building so the very creative layout and grommets for guiding cables seems to be a good advantage if you haven't owned too many cases? :)

    Edit: P.S. I'm not sure what the OP is planning but I am not using a drive bay or drive cage. I'll have one nvme and one SSD - so it should be a lot easier with placing my drives.

    OP, be sure to mention what your plan for drives are - when you use HDDs, it makes the configuration a bit more complicated - with cable management and so on.
     
  7. daveayee

    daveayee n00bie

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    check out www.pccasegear.com
    It's an aussie site but really easy to use. nicely laid out.
     
  8. daveayee

    daveayee n00bie

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    Where can you find one for 100 bucks?! lol