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Awesome ATX Build cases, minus the faff?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi to all the LTT Forum, noob here, so sorry if this is a common thread. I've been working around IT for years but its actually been over 15 years since I built a PC from scratch. I'm finally in a position to build a monster and I love the build features of the higher end cases, but I couldn't give a stuff about all of the tempered glass and LED lighting. I'd just like to find a great solid large (ish) ATX case with an classy exterior finish and build quality, something with lots of nice build features, minus the faff. Does such a case exist, and if so, where do I start? I'm planning to build it around the next gen ryzen 9 or next gen (PCIE 4.0) Intel i9. I'll be starting off air cooled but with the possibility of going water in the future. What are your thoughts, please be kind! 

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2 minutes ago, Gadget-maybethisnameisfree said:

I couldn't give a stuff about all of the tempered glass and LED lighting. I'd just like to find a great solid large (ish) ATX case with an classy exterior finish and build quality, something with lots of nice build features, minus the faff. 

The Fractal Design Define 7 is a good place to start. There are variations with solid side panels. If oyu need more Airflow, the Meshify S2 or the Phanteks P600S also are good options to consder. Both have extensive features for you to browse as well as Solid Side panel options with no LED's other than a power LED.  


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6 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

The Fractal Design Define 7 is a good place to start. There are variations with solid side panels. If oyu need more Airflow, the Meshify S2 or the Phanteks P600S also are good options to consder. Both have extensive features for you to browse as well as Solid Side panel options with no LED's other than a power LED.  

Love my R6.  What's the 7 improve upon?

 

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Just now, Dedayog said:

Love my R6.  What's the 7 improve upon?

Mostly small things like a completely open top when you remove the top panel. Similar to how the R4 and R5 has minor changes between them but nothing groundbreaking like the R5 -> R6. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I saw the Fractal and it looks ok, I'm just spoiled coming from a cheese grater Mac Pro, I'd love to find something closer to that style of build and clean style. I found a brand called Streacom and I like their designs but they seem to be caught up making fanless itx cpu ovens 😞

 

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51 minutes ago, Gadget-maybethisnameisfree said:

I saw the Fractal and it looks ok, I'm just spoiled coming from a cheese grater Mac Pro, I'd love to find something closer to that style of build and clean style. I found a brand called Streacom and I like their designs but they seem to be caught up making fanless itx cpu ovens 😞

 

Dune case pro, I guess then. Whenever they actually produce it.

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1 hour ago, Gadget-maybethisnameisfree said:

Hi to all the LTT Forum, noob here, so sorry if this is a common thread. I've been working around IT for years but its actually been over 15 years since I built a PC from scratch. I'm finally in a position to build a monster and I love the build features of the higher end cases, but I couldn't give a stuff about all of the tempered glass and LED lighting. I'd just like to find a great solid large (ish) ATX case with an classy exterior finish and build quality, something with lots of nice build features, minus the faff. Does such a case exist, and if so, where do I start? I'm planning to build it around the next gen ryzen 9 or next gen (PCIE 4.0) Intel i9. I'll be starting off air cooled but with the possibility of going water in the future. What are your thoughts, please be kind! 

Phanteks has several cases that have no glass or stupid stuff to meet your needs.

 

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