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Need opinions on a new case!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm changing out a ton of parts of my current computer and I'm pretty much rebuilding it and putting all new parts in. I'm planning on buying a H150i and I am looking for a case that has the room to fit that + 2-4 fans for good airflow. 

I've been looking at cases but I'd like to hear about others with possibly the same setup and their experiences with their cases.

Will also need SSD mounts and room for 3 HDDs, I am always adding more memory.

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Should be plenty of cases with plenty of room for you. Maybe an NZXT H700? @RealDocHolliday


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, star_pilot475 said:

Should be plenty of cases with plenty of room for you. Maybe an NZXT H700? @RealDocHolliday

I have an S340 elite right now, which is similar to the H700, I am looking to try something different for aesthetic purposes.

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7 minutes ago, RealDocHolliday said:

I have an S340 elite right now, which is similar to the H700, I am looking to try something different for aesthetic purposes.

Ah, ok. 
How about a Fractal Design Meshify C or a Cooler Master MasterBox K500?

 

edit: two of my personal favorite looks for cases are the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic and the Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB


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Meshify C will easily support this.

It has a mesh front panel, so airflow is no problem. Fans can be mounted at the top as well.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Slottr said:

Meshify C will easily support this.

It has a mesh front panel, so airflow is no problem. Fans can be mounted at the top as well.

awesome, thank you.

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You might be better off with the Meshify S2 as it supports 360mm in the roof as well as the front.


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1 minute ago, lee32uk said:

You might be better off with the Meshify S2 as it supports 360mm in the roof as well as the front.

This might be exactly what I am looking for.

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4 minutes ago, RealDocHolliday said:

This might be exactly what I am looking for.

The normal Meshify C is a bit tight on space at the front if you put the rad there, so the S2 is taller/deeper so it doesn't have that problem.

 

Phanteks P600S is also worth looking at as that has removable front/top panels for better airflow. There is also the CoolerMaster Mastercase H500.

 

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

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/cases/mid-tower/mastercase-h500/#Specifications


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On 6/25/2019 at 1:27 PM, Adsome2007 said:

Corsair 570x 

On 6/25/2019 at 1:36 PM, star_pilot475 said:

 NZXT H700?

23 hours ago, star_pilot475 said:

Fractal Design Meshify C

Cooler Master MasterBox K500

Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic

Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB

Uh... guys?

On 6/25/2019 at 1:19 PM, RealDocHolliday said:

Will also need SSD mounts and room for 3 HDDs, I am always adding more memory.

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The Crystal 680X definitely fits everything at least. The NZXT is a big caveat because the third HDD mounts directly to the bottom of the case, which means the drive cage has to be moved forward and mounting a 360mm rad to the front is impossible (at least it has a top 360 rad mount)

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Honestly the Define S2 or Meshify S2 are the best options because HDD wise they allow for future expansion due to:

On 6/25/2019 at 1:19 PM, RealDocHolliday said:

I am always adding more memory.


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