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Recommendations for budget case, thermal priority

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I wanna get a new decent case, i don't care about aesthetics, but i want a good airflow performance mainly because i have a bit of thermal throttling on my setup.
The best option i found it's Cooler Master NR600 for $70~
There is any better options around that price?

EDIT: After searching stocks and so the single options that i could get it's Cooler Master NR600 or H500.

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NR600/Phanteks P300A/P400A are decent options, but they require you to buy/install extra fans since they include only 1/none. I would recommend 1 or two more for those cases.

 

If you don't care about aesthetics at all the Fractal Design Focus G is a good option. Available in many different colours, around 50 USD, with 2 decent fans. Maybe add a third fan for best airflow.

 

If you have your own fans already the MX330-G from Cougar is a nice option too. Pretty good price at $50 but only one (shitty) fan included. Better cable management than the Focus G though and the glass won't scratch as much.

 

If you want that RGB!!!!111!! and airflow at a price, the MB311L aRGB (mATX) and MB511 aRGB (ATX) from CoolerMaster have fancy fans and mesh front, with good cable management and glass window at $65/$90 respectively.


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it's cheap and it's airflow

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how bout the meshify C? about $110, comes with 2 fans

it's one of the best airflow cases


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Thermaltake Versa H22 or H15 if you're using micro ATX mobo, it's an older design but it's decent

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'll check all your recomendations, i'm from Mexico, so idk what i can get from all these, thanks for your time guys.

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the bequiet pure base 500dx has been well reviewed and comes with some nice fans. looks nice aside from the weird front panel, runs about $100 if you can find it in stock. though the classic meshify c has been around $80 on sale over the past few weeks and is tried and true. not sure how they compare


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1 hour ago, Guarho said:

I wanna get a new decent case, i don't care about aesthetics, but i want a good airflow performance mainly because i have a bit of thermal throttling on my setup.
The best option i found it's Cooler Master NR600 for $70~
There is any better options around that price?

 

Gamers Nexus posted a video on this recently. 

 

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