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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, so I don't plan on water cooling, and I am getting a 2060. I just bought a 650w corsair bronze PSU (semi-modular). I was just wondering if there were any good cases for (max) $80 USD with a tempered glass side panel?

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1 minute ago, Saksham said:

just look on pcpartpicker

that's why I'm here, to share opinions with others. most cases hover around a 4-star rating on pcpartpicker, I just wanted to hear some opinions from the forum, from people far more pc knowledgeable than me.

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Keep an eye out for the Fractal Design Meshify C TG if you come into a few more dollars. Sometimes it drops to around $87, especially the white version.

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29 minutes ago, Redrooster said:

@hello_there_123 thanks for bringing the p350x to my attention, I really like the design and the price point for what it offers. 

When the Sharkoon TG5 is in stock in the US it's nice.

 

Core G21 has amazing cooling for a low price.

 

There's that cheap mATX Thermaltake Versa? With TG of course


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4 hours ago, LienusLateTips said:

When the Sharkoon TG5 is in stock in the US it's nice.

 

Core G21 has amazing cooling for a low price.

 

There's that cheap mATX Thermaltake Versa? With TG of course

cooler master has the mb511 rgb, mb500, MB510L, q500l (will come out around q2)

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just look whatever you can find and like


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5 hours ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

case is all about look & personal pref.

pick any you feel comfort & check reviews on ports & cooling

Absolutely false.

Case is about storing your components safely and providing them with optimal conditions to work with.

Cases that are all about looks tend to suck donkey balls


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5 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

Absolutely false.

Case is about storing your components safely and providing them with optimal conditions to work with.

Cases that are all about looks tend to suck donkey balls

Most cases check your boxes already. Plus, he highlighted your points too.


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6 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

Case is about storing your components safely and providing them with optimal conditions to work with.

How "unsafe" can a case be??

its not supposed to crash into anything~ see how weak those tempered glass are.

"optimal condition"? case-less provides optimal condition

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1 hour ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

How "unsafe" can a case be??

its not supposed to crash into anything~ see how weak those tempered glass are.

"optimal condition"? case-less provides optimal condition

How unsafe can a case be? Open air cases for example, as your pet is more than welcome to walk and pee all over it..

Let's say you get a case with totally choked front panel, your video card gets hot, dumps all the hot air on PSU, PC shuts down. 

Don't believe me? Look up a topic that was made a while ago where someone was running into PC shutdowns (if I remember right) because his PSU was completely choked for air and had to shut itself down to prevent damage. Imagine what would have happened if PSU didn't have OTP?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Quadriplegic said:

Imagine what would have happened if PSU didn't have OTP?

A bricked system, if you're lucky. Fire, if you're not.

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13 hours ago, Redrooster said:

Ok, so I don't plan on water cooling, and I am getting a 2060. I just bought a 650w corsair bronze PSU (semi-modular). I was just wondering if there were any good cases for (max) $80 USD with a tempered glass side panel?

For your budget, I'd take a look at either the Corsair 275R or Spec-06.  Same features across the board for both; PSU shroud, good amount of radiator support, vertical mount GPU.  Styling would be more of a personal preference.  Let me know if you have questions about either case.

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6 minutes ago, Corsair Nick said:

For your budget, I'd take a look at either the Corsair 275R or Spec-06.  Same features across the board for both; PSU shroud, good amount of radiator support, vertical mount GPU.  Styling would be more of a personal preference.  Let me know if you have questions about either case.

That Spec-06 looks spicy, but I have zero experience with RGB. I'm sure it won't be a huge learning curve, but I'll definitely look into it.

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For the Spec-06, it's really easy to control.  There is a controller that comes installed with pre-defined profiles you can cycle through.  More advanced RGB integration would be the Spec-Omega where you can control it with the iCUE software.

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14 minutes ago, Corsair Nick said:

For the Spec-06, it's really easy to control.  There is a controller that comes installed with pre-defined profiles you can cycle through.  More advanced RGB integration would be the Spec-Omega where you can control it with the iCUE software.

nah, he should get a nzxt

/s

 

to be honest, there are so many cases to choose from, inside and outside corsair that it's mainly personal preference what counts


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Posted · Original PosterOP
56 minutes ago, Corsair Nick said:

For the Spec-06, it's really easy to control.  There is a controller that comes installed with pre-defined profiles you can cycle through.  More advanced RGB integration would be the Spec-Omega where you can control it with the iCUE software.

 

41 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

nah, he should get a nzxt

/s

 

to be honest, there are so many cases to choose from, inside and outside corsair that it's mainly personal preference what counts

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll think about what case I should get. A lot of good suggestions today from the forum!

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