Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Be quiet 500dx vs Lian Li Lancool II Mesh vs Phanteks P500A NON-RGB vs MSI Sekira 100P

Hello,

I'm planning to build a new PC during upcoming month.

I decided to get R9 5950X and RX 6800XT, but I can't decide which case I want to buy. I've been thinking about these four but if you think there is some better chassis for me then feel free to suggest it. I would also like to point out that I don't like RGB too much, I don't want my PC to look like a Christmas tree. I will be using Noctua U14-S as my CPU cooler.

What do you guys think? Which case is the best?

 

Regards,

WS

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, WojciechSasky said:

Hello,

I'm planning to build a new PC during upcoming month.

I decided to get R9 5950X and RX 6800XT, but I can't decide which case I want to buy. I've been thinking about these four but if you think there is some better chassis for me then feel free to suggest it. I would also like to point out that I don't like RGB too much, I don't want my PC to look like a Christmas tree. I will be using Noctua U14-S as my CPU cooler.

What do you guys think? Which case is the best?

 

Regards,

WS

lancool II mesh or phanteks p500A, whicever is cheaper.

QUOTE ME  FOR ANSWER.

 

Main PC:

Spoiler

|Ryzen 7 3700x, OC to 4.2ghz @1.3V, 67C, or 4.4ghz @1.456V, 87C || Asus strix 5700 XT, +50 core, +50 memory, +50 power (not a great overclocker) || Asus Strix b550-A || G.skill trident Z Neo rgb 32gb 3600mhz cl16-19-19-19-39, oc to 3733mhz with the same timings || Cooler Master ml360 RGB AIO || Phanteks P500A Digital || Thermaltake ToughPower grand RGB750w 80+gold || Samsung 850 250gb and Adata SX 6000 Lite 500gb || Toshiba 5400rpm 1tb || Asus Rog Theta 7.1 || Asus Rog claymore || Asus Gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz || 

Currently selling:

Spoiler

Ryzen 5 3400G || Gigabyte b450 S2H || Hyper X fury 2x4gb 2666mhz cl 16 ||Stock cooler || Antec NX100 || Silverstone essential 400w || Transgend SSD 220s 480gb ||

Currently working on:

Spoiler

| i3 9100F || Msi Ventus gtx 1050 TI || MSI Z390 A-Pro || Kingston 1x16gb 2400mhz cl17 || Stock cooler || Kolink Horizon RGB || Silverstone essential 400w || Pny CS900 120gb ||

 

Tier lists for building a PC.

 

Motherboard tier list. Tier A for overclocking 5950x. Tier B for overclocking 5900x, Tier C for overclocking 5800X. Tier D for overclocking 5600X. Tier F for 4/6 core Cpus at stock. Tier E avoid.

(Also case airflow matter or if you are using Downcraft air cooler)

Spoiler

 

Gpu tier list. Rtx 3000 and RX 6000 not included since not so many reviews. Tier S for Water cooling. Tier A and B for overcloking. Tier C stock and Tier D avoid.

( You can overclock Tier C just fine, but it can get very loud, that is why it is not recommended for overclocking, same with tier D)

Spoiler

 

Psu tier List. Tier A for Rtx 3000, Vega and RX 6000. Tier B For anything else. Tier C cheap/IGPU. Tier D and E avoid.

(RTX 3000/ RX 6000 Might run just fine with higher wattage tier B unit, Rtx 3070 runs fine with tier B units)

Spoiler

 

Cpu cooler tier list. Tier 1&2 for power hungry Cpus with Overclock. Tier 3&4 for overclocking Ryzen 3,5,7 or lower power Intel Cpus. Tier 5 for overclocking low end Cpus or 4/6 core Ryzen. Tier 6&7 for stock. Tier 8&9 Ryzen stock cooler performance. Do not waste your money!

Spoiler

 

Storage tier List. Tier A for Moving files/  OS. Tier B for OS/Games. Tier C for games. Tier D budget Pcs. Tier E if on sale not the worst but not good.

(With a grain of salt, I use tier C for OS myself)

Spoiler

 

Case Tier List. Work In Progress. Most Phanteks airflow series cases already done!

Ask me anything :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, another vote for the Lancool II, I have the RGB vomit one, but I don't really care about that so much, you can turn it off anyway :D

 

The chassis is very nice to build in IMO, and I've built in quite a few cases in my day. Just watch out for the top part under the IO/switches it can cut your hand up as I found out. Another piece of advice, if you do decide to use an AIO test fit for reach to the CPU before installing the rad, then mount the rad but leave it a little loose... then you can install the CPU mount with ease, then tighten the rad screws... much easier.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

Spoiler
  • PCs:- 
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2K6Q7X
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F2 pro 8GB/256GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • 4670K MSI mobo 16GB ram
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your suggestions. Are Lian Li Lancool II Mesh and Phanteks 500A NON-RGB noticeably bigger and heavier than Be quiet 500dx?

I'd like to have my PC on the desk.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/31/2020 at 4:26 PM, WojciechSasky said:

Thanks for your suggestions. Are Lian Li Lancool II Mesh and Phanteks 500A NON-RGB noticeably bigger and heavier than Be quiet 500dx?

I'd like to have my PC on the desk.

Nobody saw that you replied, you need to quote someone or @ their name for them to see it.

 

I wouldn't say there's much between them TBH, but if worried you won't have enough space on the desk, have a look at their spec.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/FCK2FT,NkK2FT,d82bt6/

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

Spoiler
  • PCs:- 
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2K6Q7X
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F2 pro 8GB/256GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • 4670K MSI mobo 16GB ram
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/31/2020 at 12:26 PM, WojciechSasky said:

Thanks for your suggestions. Are Lian Li Lancool II Mesh and Phanteks 500A NON-RGB noticeably bigger and heavier than Be quiet 500dx?

I'd like to have my PC on the desk.

My Lian Li Lancool II Mesh non-RGB fits on my desk just fine. 

69581060_NewWorkstation.thumb.jpg.e4d6849f552e72b2f375e70a46492f70.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/31/2020 at 12:26 PM, WojciechSasky said:

Thanks for your suggestions. Are Lian Li Lancool II Mesh and Phanteks 500A NON-RGB noticeably bigger and heavier than Be quiet 500dx?

I'd like to have my PC on the desk.

The Lancool 2 Mesh is similar size to the 500DX, the P500A will be slightly larger as it shares the same frame as the P600S and Evolv X. 

"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018

RGB Build Post 2019 --- Rainbow 🦆 2020 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage Samsung EVO 250GB, Samsung EVO 1TB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

5 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

The Lancool 2 Mesh is similar size to the 500DX, the P500A will be slightly larger as it shares the same frame as the P600S and Evolv X. 

Thank you for your replies.

I ordered Be quiet 500dx anyways, because it's the only case available in Poland at the moment. It'll be just fine.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/4/2020 at 2:28 PM, TVwazhere said:

The Lancool 2 Mesh is similar size to the 500DX, the P500A will be slightly larger as it shares the same frame as the P600S and Evolv X. 

 

On 11/4/2020 at 2:23 PM, Jason 57 said:

My Lian Li Lancool II Mesh non-RGB fits on my desk just fine. 

69581060_NewWorkstation.thumb.jpg.e4d6849f552e72b2f375e70a46492f70.jpg

 

On 11/2/2020 at 1:08 PM, paddy-stone said:

Nobody saw that you replied, you need to quote someone or @ their name for them to see it.

 

I wouldn't say there's much between them TBH, but if worried you won't have enough space on the desk, have a look at their spec.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/FCK2FT,NkK2FT,d82bt6/

Thoughts on Fractal Design Meshify C? Temperatures, airflow, build quality vs 500DX?

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, WojciechSasky said:

Thoughts on Fractal Design Meshify C? Temperatures, airflow, build quality vs 500DX?

Temps and airflow out of the box for the 500DX are better than the Meshify C, but thats because it comes with larger fans which provide more airflow. 

 

Build quality, they look on par with each other, I've only worked with a Define C interior so I only have experience with Fractal's build quality (which I thought was very good)

"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018

RGB Build Post 2019 --- Rainbow 🦆 2020 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage Samsung EVO 250GB, Samsung EVO 1TB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, WojciechSasky said:

 

 

Thoughts on Fractal Design Meshify C? Temperatures, airflow, build quality vs 500DX?

I have one, and I don't use it any more. I thought the build quality was crap TBH... some of the screw holes were not aligned very well on the side panels, and PSU. Temp and airflow were OK, but prefer the Lain Li Lancool II for everything I mentioned, with the Lancool II the build quality is superb, temps are very good too IMO.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

Spoiler
  • PCs:- 
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2K6Q7X
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F2 pro 8GB/256GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • 4670K MSI mobo 16GB ram
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

I have one, and I don't use it any more. I thought the build quality was crap TBH... some of the screw holes were not aligned very well on the side panels, and PSU. Temp and airflow were OK, but prefer the Lain Li Lancool II for everything I mentioned, with the Lancool II the build quality is superb, temps are very good too IMO.

Thank you Guys for your thoughts. Finally, I bought Be quiet 500dx because it was noticeably cheaper and it is smaller, more compact than Lian Li Lancool II Mesh. I think we could close this topic now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

One last question though, I have Be quiet 500DX in front of me. It has 3 fans, 1 in front, 1 in the back and 1 on top. Will it be better if I take the top fan and mount it in the front as a second fan?

 

On 11/12/2020 at 1:24 PM, paddy-stone said:

I have one, and I don't use it any more. I thought the build quality was crap TBH... some of the screw holes were not aligned very well on the side panels, and PSU. Temp and airflow were OK, but prefer the Lain Li Lancool II for everything I mentioned, with the Lancool II the build quality is superb, temps are very good too IMO.

 

On 11/11/2020 at 8:35 PM, TVwazhere said:

Temps and airflow out of the box for the 500DX are better than the Meshify C, but thats because it comes with larger fans which provide more airflow. 

 

Build quality, they look on par with each other, I've only worked with a Define C interior so I only have experience with Fractal's build quality (which I thought was very good)

 

On 11/4/2020 at 2:23 PM, Jason 57 said:

My Lian Li Lancool II Mesh non-RGB fits on my desk just fine. 

69581060_NewWorkstation.thumb.jpg.e4d6849f552e72b2f375e70a46492f70.jpg

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, WojciechSasky said:

One last question though, I have Be quiet 500DX in front of me. It has 3 fans, 1 in front, 1 in the back and 1 on top. Will it be better if I take the top fan and mount it in the front as a second fan?

Yes, absolutely

"Put as much effort into your question as you'd expect someone to give in an answer"- @Princess Luna

Make sure to Quote posts or tag the person with @[username] so they know you responded to them!

Purple Build Post ---  Blue Build Post --- Blue Build Post 2018

RGB Build Post 2019 --- Rainbow 🦆 2020 --- Project ITNOS --- P600S VS Define R6/S2

CPU i7-4790k    Motherboard Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI    RAM G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1866mhz    GPU EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW3    Case Corsair 380T   

Storage Samsung EVO 250GB, Samsung EVO 1TB, WD Black 3TB, WD Black 5TB    PSU Corsair CX550M    Cooling Cryorig H7 with NF-A12x25

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, WojciechSasky said:

One last question though, I have Be quiet 500DX in front of me. It has 3 fans, 1 in front, 1 in the back and 1 on top. Will it be better if I take the top fan and mount it in the front as a second fan?

 

 

 

 

 

12 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

Yes, absolutely

 

I would almost always opt for this, IMO it's better to have a big positive fan pressure, in some case like my new silverstone GD08B it only has intake fans, no blowers at all, to hopefully stop dust entering the case.

I haven't built it all yet as I'm still waiting on my 32GB of RAM to come (today or tomorrow should be), but I might put some spare modules in there for testing until my new stuff gets here.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

Spoiler
  • PCs:- 
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/2K6Q7X
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F2 pro 8GB/256GB
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

 

  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • 4670K MSI mobo 16GB ram
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, paddy-stone said:

 

 

I would almost always opt for this, IMO it's better to have a big positive fan pressure, in some case like my new silverstone GD08B it only has intake fans, no blowers at all, to hopefully stop dust entering the case.

I haven't built it all yet as I'm still waiting on my 32GB of RAM to come (today or tomorrow should be), but I might put some spare modules in there for testing until my new stuff gets here.

Ok, I'm going to do the same :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×