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How do you pick your case?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A year ago I was looking for new case. I look up bunch of cases in two price ranges and started eliminating them. I have various reasons why I bought case I have now. I want to hear what are your reasons when picking a case. Don't tell what case you have, there is another thread for that. Just tell what features you want to see in case. Fanboys can identify themselfs ;)

Here are mine:

- Manufacturer: Well known and not in my black list.

- Price

- Midtower, size: it had to fit under my table.

- Features: fan mounts, pre-installed fans, 5,25'' bays, I need 3 atm -> limits some good cases out. Cable management, interior color.

- Looks. I don't really like window or leds in my desktop use ans aince it sits under table, those don't really matter anyway. I like special design however so basic shape was out.

If I would get case now, there would be some things diffirent. less 5.25'' bays, support for 240mm rad, maybe option for window.


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- Looks

- Silencing Foam

- Midtower

- Price

- CPU and GPU clearance.

- Features: Rubber grommets, front usb 3, removable top hd bay.

- No window since not themed build.


Good Morning...

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-High quality material

-High air-flow

-Lots of space for cable management

-High quality rubber grommets

-Dust filters

-Big window

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-Material

-Features based on needs

-Price

-Brand

-Doesn't look like a freakin transformer


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-brand

-looks

-price

​-clearance and cable management space

-size

-window


  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3220

  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6570

Motherboard: Gigabyte B75M-D3H

RAM: 2x Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 430watt

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

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- Price/Material. It's very rare to find a case made out of said material being sold so cheap...Cheaper than most of the cases I see recommended here.

- Looks. The material certainly helped here. I much prefer classy cases to the cheesy ones.

- Layout. This is the give-away...Inverted ATX, back-to-front airflow and the PSU's mounted in the front. More than anything else, this is why I picked the case I did. It's so unusual. I love it.

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- Aluminium

- Build Quality

- Features (modular, removable MB tray, spaces for multiple radiators, etc.)

- Price

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Manufacturer

Looks

Recommendations from others (Friends, forum's and tech youtubers)

Features

In the end my choice got the following comment (my mom): you can put that in the living room


Desktop: CPU: i7 3770k OC: 4.0 GHZ | CPUCooler: Corsair H100i | GPU: Asus GTX 670 DirectCU2 | Motherboard: Gigabyte z77x-ud5h | RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 gig, 1600 mhz | PSU: Corsair AX860 | Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX | Storage: Corsair Force 3 120 gb, Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB | OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

Periphirals: Keyboard: Logitech g710+ | Mice: Desktop: Razer Imperator Battlefield 3 Edition. Laptop: Razer Deathadder 3.5g edition | Mousepads: Desktop: Razer Goliathus Control Extended edition Laptop: Razer Goliathus Control edition | Sound stuff: Bose Companion 2 speakers (Free yay), Beyerdynamic DT-770 250 Ohm.

Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e540: CPU: i7 4702mq | GPU: Nvidia Geforce gt740 | RAM: 8 gig of some brand | Storage: 1 TB of some brand 5400 rpm | OS: Windows 8.1 Pro

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Manufacturer

Looks

Recommendations from others (Friends, forum's and tech youtubers)

Features

In the end my choice got the following comment (my mom): you can put that in the living room

600T white

Good Morning...

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- (brand)

- Looks

- General build quality

- "Special" features (i.e. cable management space, drive cages etc...)

- Price

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I basically go by looks (I prefer basic, nothing flashy), and how easy it will be to build in, including cable management.

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The things I looks for are (not in order) 1. Looks 2. Cable Management 3. Airflow 4. Options. for me the 600T had them all and I love it


Corsair 600T White | Gigabyte Z77-UD3H | Intel Core i5-2500k | 8GB Gskill Ares@1600MHz | Gigabyte G1 GTX970 | OCZ ZT 550 | Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB | Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB (boot) | Full Custom Loop | NZXT HUE

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Cooling ability (240 mm rad space and side fan for increased gpu cooling meshed front intakes)

Looks

Brand

Price

Cable management is after cooling ability
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1. Quality of the material(goes hand in hand with manufacture)

2. Radiator Compatibility(for water cooling) (Corsair, silverstone)

High air flow(for air cooling) (coolermaster, antec,)

3. Windowed Side panel

4. cable management

5. size(for long graphic cards and such)

6. price

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Look

Feature

Airflow

Size & Weight

Customization possibilities

Price

Customization is one thing I need to add to my list.

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-Looks

-Reviews

-Price

-Size (how many fans, how tall of a CPU cooler, GPU space)


"An Excellent Signature"

 

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To preface this, sorry if this analogy offends anyone.

I pick my chassis similar to how girls attract my attention... First is all about the looks; sleek and sexy is good for me. After that it comes to the actual usable real estate inside the case and how much I can customize my internal setup. Cable management is a must. That's just a few things I start with. Also I don't like cheap dates err cases nor do I like overly expensive ones. Cheers.


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  • Case: NZXT Switch 810
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
  • Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
  • Central Processing Unit: Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K @ 4.5 GHz
  • Random-Access Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4x8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Aorus GeForce 1080 Ti
  • Power Supply Unit: Corsair Professional Series AX750
  • Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
  • Storage: AData S599 + AData SU650 + WDC Blue
  • Keyboard: CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB + CoolerMaster MasterAccessory RGB Hard Gaming Mousepad
  • Audio: Logitech 2.5 Speakers + Feenix Aria
  • Monitors: 2x Acer Predator XB271HU
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  • Operating System: Android 9.0.4
  • Read-Only Memory: OxygenOS
  • Kernel: Stock

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