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Looking for case recommendations below 150$

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Hi y'all.

 

I recently upgraded my PC with some new CPU (5900X) and GPU (6700XT) power and now my poor old case has a bad case of the hots.

Since the case market is ever evolving I wanted to ask the knowledgeable people here for help.

 

Basically I'm looking for a airflow focused case without a glass side panel to fit the following things:

- ATX mobo and PSU

- NH-D15

- space for bigger GPU for possible future upgrade

- 2x 3.5" HDDs

Few preinstalled fans is not an issue, I have plenty 120s and 140s laying around. Airflow should be front to back, cause the right side of the case will be against a wall.

RGB or anything fancy like that is not needed, but good/sturdy construction would be nice.

I'm looking at an ideal price of about 70-110, but go up to 150 if neccesary.

 

All tips or recommendations will be greatly appreciated, Thanks 🙂

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19 minutes ago, Achilles777 said:

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The best of the best

That's the complete opposite of what OP is looking for.

Main Desktop: CPU - i7-12700k | Mobo - Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4 | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX RTX 3090 Gaming OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200mhz | AIO - H150i Pro XT | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Phanteks P500A Digital - White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB Nvme / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2tb Nvme |

 

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If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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There are a couple cases I can recommend however it does get tricky if you don't want a glass panel and with your budget. The Fractal Design Meshify line of cases are super solid and all have solid panel variants. However, if you want one that fit's larger GPUs your looking at the Meshify 2 or Meshify S2 and they run in the $160 to $190 range. The Meshify C is much cheaper but it's length can be a problem for the much larger cards. While it fit my Asus RTX ROG Strix 2080ti Gaming OC without an issue when I upgraded to the RTX 3090 of the same brand and model I had to remove one of the front fans to get it to fit. 

 

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-meshify-c-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352085?Item=N82E16811352085&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https%3a%2f%2fpcpartpicker.com%2f&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-02xyerIHRRkgBZ8mhK_1pg

 

The Silverston Fara R1 non-glass also fits your requirements although I believe it is only available in white, and it may also have the same length restrictions the Meshify C does.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084L2R5NZ?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

 

If the glass panel isn't a major issue I've been loving the Phanteks cases that have been coming out recently. I currently use the P500A and love it.

 

P300A Mesh: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083LYL7V5?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

 

P500A Mesh: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088SZTN3Z?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1

 

 

Main Desktop: CPU - i7-12700k | Mobo - Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Elite AX DDR4 | GPU - Asus ROG STRIX RTX 3090 Gaming OC RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3200mhz | AIO - H150i Pro XT | PSU - Evga 850 GQ | Case - Phanteks P500A Digital - White | Storage - Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512GB / Sabrent Rocket 1TB Nvme / Samsung 860 Evo Pro 500GB / Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2tb Nvme |

 

TV Streaming PC: Intel Nuc CPU - i7 8th Gen | RAM - 16GB DDR4 2666mhz | Storage - 256GB WD Black M.2 NVME SSD |

 

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G - Deep Black 512GB |

 

If you ask for a Mid Tower case recommend, I will 90% of the time recommend the Fractal Design Meshify C or S2.

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Spooky hit the nail on the head, it's hard to find a case that meets every one of your requirements.

 

If you can handle a window, the Corsair 4000D might be a good fit as well.

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The side panel window (or lack thereof) is going to be a tough order to fill, methinks.

 

That said, I used a Corsair 4000X with my 5900X / RTX3060ti build, and it does well. I paid around $130 for mine. While I found it tight to work in, I was also recently diagnosed with autism, which inherently means coordination and motor skill issues that likely made things more difficult for me than most.

 

Has 3.2 Gen 2 front panel I/O and a few other nice-to-haves. I used an Asus Tuf B550-PLUS ATX board, though I should have used the B550-PRO. I air-cooled, using a Scythe Mugen 5 Black Edition and a Corsair iCUE Commander with an additional three 120s. Temps are decent. Idle 38C-42C, 57C-65C with moderate load, I rarely top 72C. Cinebench R23 peaks at 76C with PBO off, 87C with PBO on. The NH-D15 might do better.

 

But you might also consider the 4000D Airflow... Direct pricing can be as low as $109, currently on special. Either include three SP120 fans (support Zero RPM) and can fit an ATX board. They also offer the 5000 and 7000 series in the same iterations, though they might be a bit more than you want to spend. The iCUE 220T is similar and more budget-minded, but of course, smaller as well and may or may not fit the Noctua cooler.

 

Here are some shots of my build in the 4000X (5900X / Asus KO RTX3060ti 8GB OC) with side panel off and on.

 

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OP: My PC cuts off and crashes. Is the 1000W PSU enough?  ME: 1000W is plenty, PSU or system board could be faulty. Get both tested.

OP: I don't think so, both parts were purchased last week.        😒  Why bother asking if you second-guess the advice?

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Fractal Meshify 2 (either regular or Compact) with the solid side panel. 

Your "PC master race" thing is cringe. 

 

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Well, according to PC Part Picker, there are a few option that might pique your interest:

 

Corsair 5000D Airflow White: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/JWn8TW/corsair-5000d-airflow-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011211-ww (Amazon and New Egg selling at 149.99)

Cooler Master HAF 500: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LnBG3C/cooler-master-haf-500-atx-mid-tower-case-h500-wgnn-s00 (Amazon is selling at USD148.99)

 

Fractal Design Meshify 2 is a little bit expensive and over your budget by a little, but they are quite good. So it's a good consideration.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jqTzK8/fractal-design-meshify-2-atx-mid-tower-case-fd-c-mes2a-02 (Walmart sells at 154.99)

 

There are a few more to list, but you can refer to this custom filter and see. This custom filter list cases selling from USD 99 to 159. Of course this may not reflect the actual price in your area but can give you a rough idea on what can you get with your budget. https://pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#X=9995,15914&J=2,20&sort=-price&f=2&t=4,3&page=1

 

*Note: Price listed is as of 19th May 2022 1:10pm GMT+8

 

Regards,

Chiyawa

I have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum

 

I apologies if my comments or post offends you in any way, or if my rage got a little too far. I'll try my best to make my post as non-offensive as much as possible.

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Thank you all for your answers, I was not expecting such a swift resolution to my problem.

 

The Meshify C will be my next case, for the much lower price alone. Looks perfect and does (hopefully soon) what it should.

To anyone confused about the no glass req: a dent is easier to ignore than a shattered panel, especially with active people around.

 

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16 hours ago, Julius1998 said:

To anyone confused about the no glass req: a dent is easier to ignore than a shattered panel, especially with active people around.

Oh, I think you don't have to worry on tempered glass because they are quite tough, of course it doesn't mean it won't shatter into pieces if you smash it, throw it, or basically doing anything that could shatter a glass. Still, even if your glass panel is broken, you should be able to get a replacement fairly easy from a glass smith.

 

Another option is to go acrylic. They are plastic and are more rigid, and they are less likely to break, but they tend to be scratch easily. They are much more easier to customised and you can print a picture on it to make your case more personal too.

I have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum

 

I apologies if my comments or post offends you in any way, or if my rage got a little too far. I'll try my best to make my post as non-offensive as much as possible.

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