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Case and PSU recommendations

Hi all, planning to go with a i7 10700K/3080 GPU (MSI/Asus preferably when they get in stock) build. I'm going with a MSI z490 A-PRO motherboard (ATX) and need help deciding the power supply.


Which one of these case is recommended for this build keeping in mind the size of 3080 and airflow of the case and any other factor I should keep in mind?

Fyi, I live in a tropical country where in summers the average temperature outside is between 35 to 40 degrees Celsius, however room temperature with ACs can be around 27 to 30 degree Celsius.


Cases I shortlisted

I went ahead with the Lancool 215.

Corsair 275R Airflow Black color Newegg link - https://www.newegg.com/global/in-en/black-corsair-275r-airflow-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139147

Corsair iCue 465x Newegg link - https://www.newegg.com/global/in-en/black-corsair-crystal-icue-465x-rgb-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139149

Corsair Carbide 275R - https://www.newegg.com/global/in-en/black-corsair-carbide-series-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811139117

Lian Li Lancool 215 - https://www.lian-li.com/lancool-215/


I personally prefer the minimalistic look of the 275R Airflow case and although I guess the Lian Li would have the best airflow, with that RGB it looks kinda ugly to me and I think I might have to disable that RGB on that one to make it work.


Price wise the Lian Li is the cheapest, the Carbide 275R and iCue 465X are almost same price and priced higher than Lian Li and the 275R Airflow is around $30 more than the Lian Li.



I was originally planning to go with Earthwatt Gold Pro (is cheapest of bunch) but it has mixed reviews and is semi modular which made me consider the Antec HCG Gold 80 Plus 850W, but this one had an OK Tom's HW review and is little old compared to the XPG one which seems to be really good and is only like $10 more than than HCG Gold model.

The Corsair CXM is not in the tier A list and the RM is more expensive than the other models in the list ..


XPG Core Reactor 80 Plus Gold 750W
Antec HCG Gold 80 Plus Gold 750W
Corsair RM750 80 Plus Gold 750W
Corsair CXM 80 Plus Bronze 750W
Antec EA750G PRO 80 Plus Gold 750W
Tier B below
Gigabyte Aorus AP GM P750W 80 Plus Gold
Coolermaster MWE Gold V2 750W


I'm really confused atm and any suggestion would be helpful.


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Well if you are getting a 3080....


Only 2 of the PSUs on the list are confirmed to work with the 3080.


The Corsair RM 750 and Coolermaster MWE Gold V2.

i9 9900K @ 5.0 GHz, NH D15, 32 GB DDR4 3200 GSKILL Trident Z RGB, AORUS Z390 MASTER, EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Samsung 860 EVO 500GB, ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 27", Steel Series APEX PRO, Logitech Gaming Pro Mouse, CM Master Case 5, Corsair AXI 1600W Titanium. 


i7 8086K, AORUS Z370 Gaming 5, 16GB GSKILL RJV DDR4 3200, EVGA 2080TI FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB, (2)SAMSUNG 860 EVO 500 GB, Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU, Corsair HXI 850W.


i7 8700K, AORUS Z370 Ultra Gaming, 16GB 16GB DDR4 3000, EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Ultra, Samsung 960 EVO 250GB, Corsair HX 850W.



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