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picking the right case,

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Building a new PC and have all the parts picked out, but for me picking the right case is always the hardest. Figured I would seek some input this time from others and what better place this here. Also never visited the forum for Linus yet so here goes my first post also lol.

 

What I'm looking for in the case.

 

  • Price up to $250 or less.
  • Guess I will try this new RGB phase going around.
  • Good airflow and cable management. 
  • Full tower or maybe med tower
  • Compatibility for a Corsair Hydro H150i pro
  • Do like the idea of SSD's fitting on the back of the case out of sight. But not a must.

 

Case color is not a big deal; usually, I have black or white.

 

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Welcome to the forum!

 

If you are okay with having your AIO as front intake the Fractal Design Meshify C TG is perfect, it also comes in white. When I choose cases now I prioritize airflow and dust filtration the highest, this is pretty much the best option in that regard. And if you want RGB you can get RGB fans and LED strips. If you find the regular Meshify C TG too small it also comes in the Meshify S2 model which is larger (better hard drive and rad support). Overall build quality and features of this case are phenomenal and it feels a lot more premium than the price paid. A bigger case that has great airflow but better rad support is the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG and Enthoo Evolv TG, both represent everything you could want in a full tower without actually being one, both are premium built cases with tons of hardware expandability options. I have recently been eyeing up the Corsair Crystal 460x and 570x in white as they look really good but airflow is sacrificed for good looks, and I have heard that the PSU shroud design is not great in either.

 

But over the past 4-5 years, I have worked with easily 14+ cases and the Meshify C TG is my favorite to date. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nL7v6h/fractal-design-meshify-c-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-bko-tgl

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xBVD4D/fractal-design-meshify-s2-white-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-s2-wt-tgc

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KnWrxr/phanteks-ph-es515ptg_swt-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-es515ptg_swt

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VkZ2FT/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-tg-black-atx-mini-tower-case-ph-es314etg_bk

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hMhj4D/corsair-crystal-570x-rgb-white-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011110-ww


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Blueberry Pi : R7 3800X ‖ Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX ‖ Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz ‖ EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB ‖ EVGA 850W P2 ‖ Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue) ‖ Corsair ML Blue LED Fans ‖ Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

All Gaming PC : i7-8700k OC@5.0GHz (Delid) ‖ Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX ‖ Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz ‖ EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB ‖ EVGA 750W P2 ‖ Corsair H100i Pro ‖ Corsair ML RGB Fans ‖ Corsair Crystal 280x mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC: R7 1700 ‖ Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX ‖ Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White) ‖ Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB ‖ Corsair SF 450W ‖ Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB ‖ Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC : i7-6700k ‖ MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX ‖ G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz ‖ Intel Integrated Graphics ‖ Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU ‖ Cryorig C7 ‖ Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop: Dell XPS13 (2017) ‖ i7-7550U ‖ 16GB DDR3 RAM ‖ Intel Integrated Graphics ‖ 1TB NVME M.2 ‖ QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, JM21 said:

Welcome to the forum!

 

If you are okay with having your AIO as front intake the Fractal Design Meshify C TG is perfect, it also comes in white. When I choose cases now I prioritize airflow and dust filtration the highest, this is pretty much the best option in that regard. And if you want RGB you can get RGB fans and LED strips. If you find the regular Meshify C TG too small it also comes in the Meshify S2 model which is larger (better hard drive and rad support). Overall build quality and features of this case are phenomenal and it feels a lot more premium than the price paid. A bigger case that has great airflow but better rad support is the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG and Enthoo Evolv TG, both represent everything you could want in a full tower without actually being one, both are premium built cases with tons of hardware expandability options. I have recently been eyeing up the Corsair Crystal 460x and 570x in white as they look really good but airflow is sacrificed for good looks, and I have heard that the PSU shroud design is not great in either.

 

But over the past 4-5 years, I have worked with easily 14+ cases and the Meshify C TG is my favorite to date. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/nL7v6h/fractal-design-meshify-c-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-c-bko-tgl

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xBVD4D/fractal-design-meshify-s2-white-tg-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-mesh-s2-wt-tgc

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KnWrxr/phanteks-ph-es515ptg_swt-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-es515ptg_swt

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VkZ2FT/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-tg-black-atx-mini-tower-case-ph-es314etg_bk

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hMhj4D/corsair-crystal-570x-rgb-white-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011110-ww

 

 

The Meshify S2 will be one of my picks, really like its design. Think I won't pick RGB, but just get LED strips to light the inside.

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dpends one what you like. me personally i dont like teenagy gamery look and like cubes so i really love lian li's pc-oX case series. got the -o11 dynamic myself.

in general i always try to go as compact as possible though. i like hXXX series from nzxt also. In win also has some real clean cases and jonsbo is really unique if maybe not that strong built quality wise.


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All hail our supreme overlords, Fractal Design!
 


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Ex-build:

Meshify C – sold

Ryzen 5 1600x @4.0 GHz/1.4V – sold

Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming K7 – sold

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 GB @3200 Mhz – sold

Alpenfoehn Brocken 3 Black Edition – it's somewhere

Sapphire Vega 56 Pulse – ded

Intel SSD 660p 1TB – sold

be Quiet! Straight Power 11 750w – sold

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6 hours ago, meiikachu said:

 

 

The Meshify S2 will be one of my picks, really like its design. Think I won't pick RGB, but just get LED strips to light the inside.

It is an excellent case, comes in white or black. A very similar alternative is also the Phanteks P600s, I just saw this comparison this morning.

 

 


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NOTE TO NEWCOMERS Remember to 'Reply' to comments in order for people to see them, this can be done by clicking the arrow icon at the bottom of a comment (Quote).

My Builds:

Blueberry Pi : R7 3800X ‖ Asus X470 ROG Crosshair VII Hero Wi-Fi ATX ‖ Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB 3200MHz ‖ EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition 11GB ‖ EVGA 850W P2 ‖ Cryorig R1 Universal (Blue) ‖ Corsair ML Blue LED Fans ‖ Fractal Design Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower

 

All Gaming PC : i7-8700k OC@5.0GHz (Delid) ‖ Asus Z370-G Gaming Wi-Fi mATX ‖ Corsair Vengeance LED (Blue) 2x16GB 3000MHz ‖ EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 Gaming iCX 8GB ‖ EVGA 750W P2 ‖ Corsair H100i Pro ‖ Corsair ML RGB Fans ‖ Corsair Crystal 280x mATX Case

 

Mini Work PC: R7 1700 ‖ Asus B450-I ROG STRIX Wi-Fi ITX ‖ Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz (White) ‖ Asus RX 580 Dual Series 8GB ‖ Corsair SF 450W ‖ Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB ‖ Silverstone Sugo SG13WB Mini ITX Case

 

SFF ITX Home PC : i7-6700k ‖ MSI B250I Gaming Pro Wi-Fi AC ITX ‖ G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 2800MHz ‖ Intel Integrated Graphics ‖ Seasonic SSP Flex ATX 300W PSU ‖ Cryorig C7 ‖ Velka 3 rev 1.2 Mini ITX Case (Grey)

 

Laptop: Dell XPS13 (2017) ‖ i7-7550U ‖ 16GB DDR3 RAM ‖ Intel Integrated Graphics ‖ 1TB NVME M.2 ‖ QHD+ (4K) InfinityEdge Touch Display 

 

Sold PC's: Big White

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Phanteks P600s or Evolv X 

Great looking cases, great airflow (just watched a video where is slightly out preformed the Meshify S2 .. believe it was a Bitwit or hardwarecanucks video)

 

http://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P600s.html

 

http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-Evolv-X.html


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