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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im starting a new pc build and I'm now shopping for a case. Currently I have my eyes set on the Lian Li Lancool 2. Is that a good case or should I keep looking? Recommendations would be very helpful. 

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41 minutes ago, Andrew D4 said:

Im starting a new pc build and I'm now shopping for a case. Currently I have my eyes set on the Lian Li Lancool 2. Is that a good case or should I keep looking? Recommendations would be very helpful. 

Define “good”. 


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It all depends on what you are looking for. The main factors I look for when buying a case are;

1. Cable management - Is there enough space for me to organize my cables out of sight

2. Airflow - Are there enough mountings for fans/radiators for me to get good airflow to keep my components cool enough for peak operation

3. Drive space - Is there enough drive bays for my current storage, and more if I want to expand in the future

4. Looks - Is there a nice clear panel to show off my disgusting amount of RGB I have

 

If the case I am looking at is acceptable in all these regards, I go for it.


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PSU: Corsair RM550x Case: Corsair 680X RGB Black

 

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RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 M.2: WD Blue 500 GB

PSU: Rosewill Photon 850W 80+ Gold Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo

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What is your planned system build?

Shopping location (country)?

Case budget?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm planning on using this build plus 4 fans from idk what brand yet and maybe some led strips for lighting. Id prefer to not pay over $150 for the case but if its a really nice and well thought out case then maybe. 

 

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6 hours ago, Andrew D4 said:

I'm planning on using this build plus 4 fans from idk what brand yet and maybe some led strips for lighting. Id prefer to not pay over $150 for the case but if its a really nice and well thought out case then maybe. 

 

I am personally a fan of the Cooler Master H500 case, mainly due to it's god-tier cooling capabilities from those 200mm fans on the front: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G766Mp/cooler-master-mastercase-h500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcm-h500-ignn-s00


Gaming PC

 

CPU: Ryzen 3700X GPU: EVGA 2060 Super XC Ultra Gaming MB: MSI X470 Gaming Plus

RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3200 NVME: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280

PSU: Corsair RM550x Case: Corsair 680X RGB Black

 

NAS/Media Box

CPU: Ryzen 3200G  MB: Gigabyte Aorus B450 Elite

RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 M.2: WD Blue 500 GB

PSU: Rosewill Photon 850W 80+ Gold Case: Cooler Master HAF XB Evo

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3 hours ago, LaughingHyena said:

I am personally a fan of the Cooler Master H500 case, mainly due to it's god-tier cooling capabilities from those 200mm fans on the front: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G766Mp/cooler-master-mastercase-h500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcm-h500-ignn-s00

200mm fans are very quiet and have high cfm.  The cost is low static pressure.  Another possible weakness is that the fans will eventually have to be replaced, which might be difficult.


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