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Do I need a case? and how much should I spend

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this is the case I am using now and I have R7 1700, asus B350F, cm212, corsair red led ram, MSI gtx970, etc

I already taped dust filters on all fans

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I am still thinking should I get a real case for my pc, My concerns are:

- vrm cooling

- vertical mount cooler & gpu vs horizontal mount (gpu slack and I diy mounted cm212 with screwing 2 plastic strip say 0.5mm thick) 

- open case passive cooling vs in take fans inside case

 

I also heard cases from fractal design and nzxt are often recommended, but its quite expensive in HK, HKD800+ at least

 

I find these 2 "budget" case, how does it compare to top brands? or should I get those case at all cost?

Antec P8 / Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L TG 

(HKD399/HKD360)

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1: Not really, but it is highly recommended

2: It depends, I'd get a Meshify C for your specs.

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With those components, airflow will be important, especially if you intend to overclock. B350 boards don't typically have power delivery that's well-suited to eight-core overclocked loads, so the VRMs get nice and toasty, and that leads to failure over time. The ASUS Strix board you've got is one of the better ones, but good, unimpeded airflow is going to be important, especially with a 212 EVblow cooler pushing air straight out the back. A top-down cooler like the NH-C14S wouldn't be a bad idea, but a fan across the VRMs works just as well. Keep that in mind when case shopping.

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1 hour ago, Daniel Z. said:

1: Not really, but it is highly recommended

2: It depends, I'd get a Meshify C for your specs.

hmmm. recommended in which way?

Meshify C is sellingfor HKD800 (~usd102) which is twice as the case above what justify its price premium

1 hour ago, aisle9 said:

With those components, airflow will be important, especially if you intend to overclock. B350 boards don't typically have power delivery that's well-suited to eight-core overclocked loads, so the VRMs get nice and toasty, and that leads to failure over time. The ASUS Strix board you've got is one of the better ones, but good, unimpeded airflow is going to be important, especially with a 212 EVblow cooler pushing air straight out the back. A top-down cooler like the NH-C14S wouldn't be a bad idea, but a fan across the VRMs works just as well. Keep that in mind when case shopping.

thx for the info, I do find difficulties in OC, just couldnt go above 3.8ghz no matter what voltage and rarely see some sudden shut down.

at first i thought it is cpu temp issue ,but after adding a fan in pull action, temps under load went from 75C+ to 60C. and I start worry about vrm..

although i think the 2 cpu now windy enough blow directly on vrm already and psu fan is also helping pullung hot air away ... so basically it should have similar effect of out take fan in back of case. 

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10 hours ago, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

I find these 2 "budget" case, how does it compare to top brands? or should I get those case at all cost?

Antec P8 / Cooler Master MasterBox MB600L TG 

(HKD399/HKD360)

Check to see if they have any others of the Coolermaster MB series available, namely the MB500, MB510L or MB511. These will have better airflow than the MB600, and theoretically should be the same price as the MB600. 

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