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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking to get a new case because I am currently lacking support for ceiling mounted fans. However, I'm looking specifically for open-front cases, similar to the Zalman S2, but looking for something of a somewhat higher quality.


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18 hours ago, xFluing said:

I'm looking specifically for open-front cases, similar to the Zalman S2, but looking for something of a somewhat higher quality.

We need a case Budget and location (country) to best be able to help you.

 

The Go-To for high quality Mesh front cases under $100 USD is the Fractal Design Meshify C. If you want three fans on the top instead of only two, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG would be my recommendation.


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22 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

We need a case Budget and location (country) to best be able to help you.

 

The Go-To for high quality Mesh front cases under $100 USD is the Fractal Design Meshify C. If you want three fans on the top instead of only two, the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG would be my recommendation.

Budget would be somewhere around that yeah but I'm also looking for a case with lots of fans included, something like a Masterbox MB520. What I should have asked is if I would have any airflow issues with that Cooler Master case even though it seems that the front panel vents are large enough for the fans to breathe.


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1 minute ago, xFluing said:

Budget would be somewhere around that yeah but I'm also looking for a case with lots of fans included, something like a Masterbox MB520. What I should have asked is if I would have any airflow issues with that Cooler Master case even though it seems that the front panel vents are large enough for the fans to breathe.

A case with a fully front Mesh will have better airflow than a case with side vents, however depending on the side ventilation (how big the gaps are) you can actually get decent to good airflow from them. The MB520 has proper ventilation sizes but utilizes them poorly by mis-positioning the fans.

 

The MB511 RGB has a mesh front panel which negates the fact that the fans aernt position correctly for side vent intake since they can pull air directly from the front.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119356

 

If you really like the look of the MB520 you can use it, but I would recommend switching the fan locations so that they're inside the frame of the case. This gives them more room to pull air in and take better advantage of the airflow path.

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On 4/12/2019 at 4:45 PM, TVwazhere said:

A case with a fully front Mesh will have better airflow than a case with side vents, however depending on the side ventilation (how big the gaps are) you can actually get decent to good airflow from them. The MB520 has proper ventilation sizes but utilizes them poorly by mis-positioning the fans.

 

The MB511 RGB has a mesh front panel which negates the fact that the fans aernt position correctly for side vent intake since they can pull air directly from the front.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119356

 

If you really like the look of the MB520 you can use it, but I would recommend switching the fan locations so that they're inside the frame of the case. This gives them more room to pull air in and take better advantage of the airflow path.

11-119-357-V03.jpg

Well as long as I can easily move them on the inside of the case it shouldn't be a problem.

 

Nevermind that, I found an MB511 in stock thanks for the advice.


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