I need a new case

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by Keljian, May 21, 2019.

  1. Keljian

    Keljian Gawd

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    Long story short, I just want to move on from my existing case.

    I need:
    • Full atx capacity aa a baseline
    • Room for 3 sata ssds, ideally more
    • Very very good airflow (I have plenty of 120mm fans on hand, and a 140mm) note I don’t intend to be watercooling but may consider an aio at a later date
    • Reasonably quiet, I don’t want it to rattle.
    • Easy to work in
    • Room for a d15 cooler
    • Ability to use dust filters or integrated dust filters (I have cats, I also have dust filters)
    I want:
    • Thumbscrews wherever possible
    • Isolation between the psu and the main system
    • Ways of hiding cables
    • ssd sleds
    • Not overly expensive
    • Ideally not overly glowy/flashy as it will live beside my desk, and is not a display piece
    • Top front ports for USB/front audio
    Looking for reasonable suggestions
     
  2. Rvenger

    Rvenger [H]ard|Gawd

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  3. Keljian

    Keljian Gawd

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    Only thing that concerns me about that case is the intake is low on the front, and the cpu is higher up, therefore doesn’t directly get intake air.
     
  4. Keljian

    Keljian Gawd

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    What about the fractal design meshify c?
     
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    Rvenger [H]ard|Gawd

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    That and or the H500P Mesh. Airflow is not an issue on the Phanteks.
     
  6. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    second this but recommend the solid panel or tempered glass versions. absolutely do not get the windowed version since it uses a thin plexiglass and has a tendency to expand and contract with the internal temp of the case and will randomly make popping sounds.

    as far as cooling goes, it's pretty good especially for the 100 dollar price tag(non tempered model).. the top vent can support a 360mm rad or 3 140mm fans.. i won't use my temps as comparison though since mine is a pretty specific case given my room stays a constant 64F year around in the basement so my temps are stupid low.

    the only thing i personally wish was different is that they had put the front panel IO around the power button pointing up instead of sticking out the front since i already broke 2 dongles for my wireless headsets hitting them with my knee in the dark.
     
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    craigdt [H]ard|Gawd

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    I love my Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with tempered glass:

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    Danny Dawg [H]ard|Gawd

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    Based on your wants and needs, one option might be to sacrifice the D15 cooler and get a Corsair 200R with a BeQuiet Dark Rock TF and feed it from the side panel with x2 140mm fans (or 120mm). The 140s on the side panel will force the air directly into the TF and there will not be much clearance between them once everything is together in the case.
     
  9. Keljian

    Keljian Gawd

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    Really good idea, but no dice, d15 stays