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No RGB and no TG tower with great cooling?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a noname chinesium I have had for 5+ years I just swapped insides as I upgraded.

 

It has limited airflow and cooling, fans failing and sidepanel barely closes. And games are pushing gtx 1080 + i7 4770 to the limits - so heat is becoming a bigger issue.

 

Too early for a new build - but I can start with a case.

 

I don't want RGB or any transparent panels.

I want space, cable management and excellent cooling options (air now, water future).

 

I do not need optical or HDD bays. Ether sata ssd-s x2 or future m2.

Mid / tower - no midget cases or those "cool" transformer looking crap.

 

Silence is nice but not at the expense of cooling.

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Fractal Meshify C


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or corsair 570X

or for Max airflow + RGB,

CM H500 or H500P mesh or H500M depending on budget.


PC (Main) (Link) SOLD FOR 1750$

Paid ~1900, a year ago, decided to sell, as my friend was going to spend 2k on a prebuilt, and I stopped gaming as much, and I could use the almost 2 grand (who can't xD)

CPU: Delidded i5-8600k 5Ghz @ 1.32v | CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280  Motherboard: EVGA Z370 FTW RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

Boot/OS SSD: 500GB WD Black | Storage: Inland 480GB SSD x2 RAID 0  Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Case: Corsair 275R | PSU: Corsair TX650M Gold
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75Hz | Monitor 2: Sceptre 27" 1080p 60hz  Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX
Red | Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse

Headset: Corsair - Void Pro USB

 

PC (Secondary)(Main) (Link)

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Stock  Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Cooler Master N200 PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon x64 + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 670

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14 minutes ago, Ketec said:

I have a noname chinesium I have had for 5+ years I just swapped insides as I upgraded.

 

It has limited airflow and cooling, fans failing and sidepanel barely closes. And games are pushing gtx 1080 + i7 4770 to the limits - so heat is becoming a bigger issue.

 

Too early for a new build - but I can start with a case.

 

I don't want RGB or any transparent panels.

I want space, cable management and excellent cooling options (air now, water future).

 

I do not need optical or HDD bays. Ether sata ssd-s x2 or future m2.

Mid / tower - no midget cases or those "cool" transformer looking crap.

 

Silence is nice but not at the expense of cooling.

CoolerMaster HAF series (HAF stands for High Air Flow - I have the CM HAF XM - I will never part with this case, they don't make it anymore either)

 

Meshify C if you cant find a CoolerMaster HAF you like or cant get.


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader (about to do a complete overhaul on the HTPC, build post incoming....loop, GPU upgrade etc!)

A couple laptops and tablets around the house

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

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or corsair 570X

or for Max airflow + RGB,

CM H500 or H500P mesh or H500M depending on budget.

No RGB  or tg is what I'm after. 

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4 minutes ago, Ketec said:

No RGB  or tg is what I'm after. 

ohh,lmao, Meshify C, 750D airflow Ed., Phanteks Enthoo Pro.


PC (Main) (Link) SOLD FOR 1750$

Paid ~1900, a year ago, decided to sell, as my friend was going to spend 2k on a prebuilt, and I stopped gaming as much, and I could use the almost 2 grand (who can't xD)

CPU: Delidded i5-8600k 5Ghz @ 1.32v | CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 280  Motherboard: EVGA Z370 FTW RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

Boot/OS SSD: 500GB WD Black | Storage: Inland 480GB SSD x2 RAID 0  Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 SC2 Case: Corsair 275R | PSU: Corsair TX650M Gold
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 2560x1440 75Hz | Monitor 2: Sceptre 27" 1080p 60hz  Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE Cherry MX
Red | Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse

Headset: Corsair - Void Pro USB

 

PC (Secondary)(Main) (Link)

CPU: i5-8400 CPU Cooler: Stock  Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H | RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8 DDR4-2400

 Boot/OS SSD: Inland 480GB SSD | Video Card: RX 570 4GB Strix OC | Case: Cooler Master N200 PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750

Monitor: Sceptre 24" 1080p 75hz

 

NAS:

Synology DS418J w/ 4x WD Red Pro 6TB RAID 10 (used 7.3/12TB)

 

Phone/Tablet:

iPhone 8 64GB iPad Mini 4 128GB

 

Laptops:

Dell XPS 15 9570 i7-8750H + 1050 ti + 20GB ram (16+4) + 1TB EX920 SSD

 

My old computers:

Athlon x64 + R9600 Pro 256MB Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 3.4ghz + GTX 275 | i5-3570k @ 4.4ghz + GTX 670

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

CoolerMaster HAF series (HAF stands for High Air Flow - I have the CM HAF XM - I will never part with this case, they don't make it anymore either)

 

Meshify C if you cant find a CoolerMaster HAF you like or cant get.

Looked at had - they do sell them, but the number of useless optical bays and HDD dock kind if ruins it.

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5 minutes ago, Ketec said:

Looked at had - they do sell them, but the number of useless optical bays and HDD dock kind if ruins it.

On the contrary, my 2 3.5" bays are hotswaps for 3.5" HDD, 2 of my 5.25 slots contain the Evercool fan/SSD/HDD bracket (matches case perfectly) for 4 more SSD or 3 more HDD slots, and I leave the top one with the blank on however I contemplate buying a fan controller for that (these are expansion options of your choice they make TONS of things you can put in these slots).  I also keep it open only cause the WHAT IF I need an ODD...but my HTPC covers that and I can move stuff over network lol.  Check the temps in my sig on the 125w processor in it.  Inconceivable. :)

 

I run the fans at 40%, its near silent.


My PC: ASUS M5A99FX PRO r2.0, AMD FX-8350, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (4x4) Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO cooler, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 2x 340gb Seagate Mech Drives, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case

Wifes PC: ASUS B350-PRIME, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) Patriot Viper DDR4 2133, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case

Media Center: HP Pro 6300 MT, i5-3470, Sapphire HD 7750 1gb GPU, 8 gb (4x2) Gskill Ripjaws DDR3, Lite On 320w PSU, Stock HP Cooler, 60gb Patriot SSD boot drive, 1tb WD 7200 RPM Mechanical drive, 500gb Toshiba 7200 RPM Mech Drive with Win 7, Rosewill 4x External 1x Internal USB PCI hub, ASUS AC55BT wifi adapter, LG Blu Ray/M-Disc/DVD/CD Player/Burner, LG DVD/CD Player/Burner, 3.5" Media Card Reader (about to do a complete overhaul on the HTPC, build post incoming....loop, GPU upgrade etc!)

A couple laptops and tablets around the house

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NOCTURNAL BLACKOUT || Intel Core i7-8700K || Noctua NH-D15 + NA-HC4 Fully Black Chromaxed || MSI Z370i Gaming Pro Carbon AC || Corsair Vengeance LPX 16Gb (2x8Gb) DDR4 2666 C16 Black || EVGA GTX 1060 FTW2+ DT 6Gb || Samsung 860 Evo M.2 SATA 250Gb + WD 2.5" HDD 1Tb + Seagate Momentus 2.5" HDD 500Gb || Corsair TX650M || Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX TG Black + 2x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 3000 Intake + 1x Noctua NF-A14 Chromax Exhaust || ASUS VG248QE || Ducky One 2 Mini MX Silent Red || Roccat Tyon Black || Corsair HS50 Carbon

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Posted · Original PosterOP

After checking availability of stuff around here end up with define r6 black usb c - guess it comes as a model by default now.

Wit a extra 140mm noctua fan i'll be adding as bottom intake.

 

can open up front for extra aiflow when gaming pushes hard,

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