Need some advice for new case

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by Geronemo3, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Geronemo3

    Geronemo3 n00bie

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    Hi,
    Currently I have a dell XPS 8900 with mATX MB.
    I like the size of the Dell.

    New PC will have:

    - Ryzen 7 2700x
    - Compatible MB (either B350 or B450, 32GB RAM)
    - Vega 64 ( might replace it with 1080ti in future)
    - Seasonic 750W
    - 2x SSD

    PC will be used for light weekend gaming and video encoding.
    Not looking to overclock.
    Budget $100


    Case requirements:

    Has to be full tempered glass like the NZXT S340 Elite, Fractional Design meshify c, Phantek P400S.
    Also USB 3.1 Gen 2 support compatible.
    The only case I've found with USB 3.1 Gen 2 is InWin 101c, 301c

    I am looking for mid-tower or mATX case. Something not too big than the Dell XPS 8900 I have which is HxDxW (15"x17"x7.5")

    Do u guys have any recommendations?


    Thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2018
  2. MoAmazin

    MoAmazin n00bie

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  3. Geronemo3

    Geronemo3 n00bie

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    Ya literally saw this on haedwarecunucks yesterday. Very excited for the PC-o11 air as I am looking to air cool. This does look sick though.
     
  4. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Those are currently some pretty pricey components with only a $100 dollar budget for a case.

    Look at what Fractal Design has to offer or get the Lian Li.
     
  5. Geronemo3

    Geronemo3 n00bie

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    Ya looked at some Lian Li as well, most of them are bigger in size and around $200.
    I can see the difference paying $100 extra for more RAM, CPU, GPU, but I don't understand how paying that much is going to help my build in performance or aesthetics.

    Thing is with Mid Tower cases, it's super easy to find a really good one under $100 like the Phanteks P400s or NZXT S340, Fractal Meshify C.
    When it comes to mATX cases choice are limited and a lot cases like InWin 301, Phanteks Evolv mATX are more geared towards custom watercooling.


    The CoolerMaster MasterBox Lite 3.1 seems really good though for a $50 case.
     
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