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Looking For a Case and PSU

Spirrwell
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Hi there!

 

So I guess it doesn't really get any simpler than the title. It's funny there's a forum section explicitly for cases and PSUs.

 

Anyway, I recently have gotten a Ryzen 7 2700X along with an ASUS Crosshair VI Hero motherboard. This is what I'm planning my next build for.

 

I currently run an i7 6700K with some modular 650W EVGA PSU, and in all honestly I could probably reuse one of the cases I have with that PSU and be fine, but I really want to find something better.

 

The main issues I want to tackle here are:

 

1: I want a case that's easy to work with. I don't necessarily care about having the prettiest case in the world.

2: Tying into number 1, is storage. I now have four 2.5" SSDs of the Samsung 860 or 850 EVO variety (whatever, they look almost the same) as well as two 2 TB HDDs. One of the most difficult problems I've had is dealing with cable management and getting all my SSDs\HDDs connected. So that's six SATA connections, but I would also ideally like one more because I still have a bluray drive. (Say what you will about optical media being obsolete or whatever) So that's seven SATA connections.

 

I've never messed with water cooling, and I think I'll stick with the Wraith Cooler the Ryzen chip comes with for now. However, I would be interested in maybe trying out an AIO water cooling block in the future, so I'd like to leave that as an option.

 

At the moment I have an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti as a GPU that I plan to reuse and I will probably upgrade that to an RTX card in a couple years when it makes more sense to.

 

So I guess bottom line for a PSU, I probably want a 650W modular one, but with a lot of SATA power and preferable as smaller cables if at all possible.

For a case, I want something easy to work with, big is totally fine.I want something that doesn't get in the way of building the computer and can support my storage needs.

 

I don't want something absurdly expensive, but I'm kind of expecting to spend maybe another $250-$300 or so.

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Might not be the best advice but if you go on https://pcpartpicker.com/  and fill in all your hardware that you have or plan to have, then at the end the cases available have been filtered down for you and all the components will fit - i used that website for my sg13b build ( very small case and everything fits perfect )

Let me know how you get on! 

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Be quiet! pure base 600 should forfill your needs, with a supernova g3 and you are under your 300 dollar budget. with that kind of budget you can get a platinum rated 1000 watt psu from corsair. but you shouldn't want to.

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8 minutes ago, Spirrwell said:

Looking For a Case and PSU

As far as a case goes, I chose mine more for looks than functionality.

Although basic functionality is not compromised.

I like the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic in black and the Thermaltake P3 TG Snow.

 

As for the PSU I've been told one should get tier 3 or better.

 

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Corsair 400R and an EVGA 550 G2 or a Focus Plus from seasonic

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15 hours ago, Spirrwell said:

The main issues I want to tackle here are:

 

1: I want a case that's easy to work with. I don't necessarily care about having the prettiest case in the world.

2: Tying into number 1, is storage. I now have four 2.5" SSDs of the Samsung 860 or 850 EVO variety (whatever, they look almost the same) as well as two 2 TB HDDs. One of the most difficult problems I've had is dealing with cable management and getting all my SSDs\HDDs connected. So that's six SATA connections, but I would also ideally like one more because I still have a bluray drive. (Say what you will about optical media being obsolete or whatever) So that's seven SATA connections.

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Coolermaster Mastercase Series (MC500 for example)

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xgPKHx/cooler-master-mastercase-mc500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcm-m500-kg5n-s00

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