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Replacing PC case

msacco

Hello, I'm going to replace my super old "in win ec021" case, and need some advice about it, I'll start with my specs:
i5 3470
Gigabyte B75M D2V
GTX 770 4 GB
2x RAM sticks

Seasonic 500W

 

Optical drive slot is a must unfortunately.

 

I thought of getting the following case:
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Carbide-Series™-SPEC-03-Red-LED-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Case/p/CC-9011052-WW


Which looks fairly good to me, quite a lot of room, there are 2 front fans, 1 bottom fan(that will be intake fans), 2 top fans and 1 rear fan(that will be exhaust fans), which feels like the optimal airflow to me, can also try 4 intake and 2 exhaust.

 

What do you guys think? It that case ok? Any other recommendations?


95$ is around my budget limit, but really looking to spend around 70$ on it. Moreover, since I'm not from the US, prices might vary or not even be available where I live.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Just now, Slottr said:

Have you looked at the Define Focus G?

Wow...That was a freaking fast reply... ^^

I have looked at the Focus G, it looks kinda similar really, same fan configurations, the only difference I could see is looks and price(which is higher), any other specs which are better?

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23 minutes ago, msacco said:

Wow...That was a freaking fast reply... ^^

I have looked at the Focus G, it looks kinda similar really, same fan configurations, the only difference I could see is looks and price(which is higher), any other specs which are better?

Focus G is 49$ while the spec 03 is 70, also not being sold anywhere anymore 

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Just now, Slottr said:

Focus G is 49$ while the spec 03 is 70, also not being sold anywhere anymore 

As I said before "since I'm not from the US, prices might vary or not even be available where I live."

The spec 03 is 70$ for me, but the focus G is 80$ here, the only thing is if there's actually a difference.

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2 minutes ago, msacco said:

As I said before "since I'm not from the US, prices might vary or not even be available where I live."

The spec 03 is 70$ for me, but the focus G is 80$ here, the only thing is if there's actually a difference.

Well where are you from so I can look in the correct currency?

 

Sorry, totally over read that

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Just now, Slottr said:

Well where are you from so I can look in the correct currency?

 

Sorry, totally over read that

I'm from Israel, one more thing I noticed about the focus G, is that I'm not sure I can actually install a bottom fan there, I believe you need to remove the HDD mount in order to do that, which is not really ideal for me. Do you know more about it?

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On 2/21/2019 at 8:18 AM, msacco said:

I'm from Israel, one more thing I noticed about the focus G, is that I'm not sure I can actually install a bottom fan there, I believe you need to remove the HDD mount in order to do that, which is not really ideal for me. Do you know more about it?

Why not just keep the intake fans in the front? 2 intake 1 exhaust should be enough

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1 minute ago, Quadriplegic said:

Why not just keep the intake fans in the front? 2 intake 1 exhaust should be enough

I currently have around 6 spare 120mm fans unused, I don't see any reason not to take advantage of that.

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11 minutes ago, msacco said:

I currently have around 6 spare 120mm fans unused, I don't see any reason not to take advantage of that.

Do you have a fan hub or controller? Because I don't see other way to connect 6 fans + CPU cooler to a motherboard with 2 fan headers, 1 of which is for CPU

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17 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

Do you have a fan hub or controller? Because I don't see other way to connect 6 fans + CPU cooler to a motherboard with 2 fan headers, 1 of which is for CPU

I do have a fan hub.

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