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Cases with 200mm+ side door fans?

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Hey all,
 

I'm looking to buy a more-or-less brand new PC. First step though was the case, and I'm already stumped. My old case is wrecked from moving it and dropping it, but its 200mm side door fan quietly blasting the GPU with cold air was fantastic.Nowadays it seems every case has a tempered glass door, which I couldn't care less about.
 

Aside from going out and finding a used CM HAF case, are there any reasonably priced (preferably mid-tower full ATX) cases out there that still have 200mm+ side door fans? I've already found the Cougar MX330-X which is about the same price ($85 AUD) but I'm guessing a good chunk of that price is the included 500W PSU which I don't need. I'm hoping I can find something maybe a bit bigger or better built for the same cost. 
 

Any advice? Cheers!

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5 minutes ago, wONKEyeYEs said:

Hey, if I could do that and still have a PC that I could throw in a luggage case, I probably would.

But after seeing GN's HAF X revisit, it seems like there's nothing out there that beats a HAF 932, for example, on GPU thermals for anywhere near the same price range. That seems insane to me.

 

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Corsair sells multiple. Check out their mid-tower cases here, then skip to the 2nd or 3rd page. Look at prices elsewhere though, because corsair has a bit of a markup if you buy directly from them

 

edit: they might not be 200mm but they have side panel fan holes lol

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1 minute ago, Cereal5 said:

edit: they might not be 200mm but they have side panel fan holes lol

Anything smaller than 200mm isn't really worth it - It's the 200mm fans that move lots of air at a low RPM which has a lower frequency noise, much less annoying, and just objectively less loud for the airflow too. The new high end tempered glass cases use 2x200mm front fans for this reason, but they cost a fortune and the thermals still aren't as good for the GPU vs. having a side door fan pointing right at it.

 

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33 minutes ago, ☭ynical☭yanide said:

Hey all,
 

I'm looking to buy a more-or-less brand new PC. First step though was the case, and I'm already stumped. My old case is wrecked from moving it and dropping it, but its 200mm side door fan quietly blasting the GPU with cold air was fantastic.Nowadays it seems every case has a tempered glass door, which I couldn't care less about.
 

Aside from going out and finding a used CM HAF case, are there any reasonably priced (preferably mid-tower full ATX) cases out there that still have 200mm+ side door fans? I've already found the Cougar MX330-X which is about the same price ($85 AUD) but I'm guessing a good chunk of that price is the included 500W PSU which I don't need. I'm hoping I can find something maybe a bit bigger or better built for the same cost. 
 

Any advice? Cheers!

Side-mounted fans have fallen out of favor over the last few years in the custom case market. Those that do still offer them tend to be holes for a 92mm or 120mm fan, not a 200mm monster. You'll probably have to go for a used case to get one.

 

...HAF 932 forever!

Sincerely,

 

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I have just moved from a side 220mm fan case to a front/bottom to top/back flow and I would highly recommend that over side vents. My GPU runs cooler now with less fans and in a smaller case (ATX to ITX).

 

I wouldnt recommend any side fans and instead get something like a Fractal Desgin case.

 

Side fans were great when we had hulking great HDD and front bay racks taking up the first 1/4 of our PC cases. Now those are a thing of the past unless you need RAID in your rig (cloud and NAS are better alternatives)

 

My case is an ITX and even it can hide two SSDs round the back along with a full sized HDD. Throw in a M.2 and I have 5TB plus of storage! I just back it up to a NAS and critical folders to the cloud.

 

Go for a front/bottom to top/back case with no HDD/front panel racks and you will be fine.

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26 minutes ago, NIneEyeRon said:

I have just moved from a side 220mm fan case to a front/bottom to top/back flow and I would highly recommend that over side vents. My GPU runs cooler now with less fans and in a smaller case (ATX to ITX).

See the GN vid I posted above. Quite contradictory.

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6 hours ago, ☭ynical☭yanide said:

Hey all,
 

I'm looking to buy a more-or-less brand new PC. First step though was the case, and I'm already stumped. My old case is wrecked from moving it and dropping it, but its 200mm side door fan quietly blasting the GPU with cold air was fantastic.Nowadays it seems every case has a tempered glass door, which I couldn't care less about.
 

Aside from going out and finding a used CM HAF case, are there any reasonably priced (preferably mid-tower full ATX) cases out there that still have 200mm+ side door fans? I've already found the Cougar MX330-X which is about the same price ($85 AUD) but I'm guessing a good chunk of that price is the included 500W PSU which I don't need. I'm hoping I can find something maybe a bit bigger or better built for the same cost. 
 

Any advice? Cheers!

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9 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Nothing beats the CoolerMaster HAF XM - I will never get rid of this tower.  Worth.  My double stacked Pitcairn GPU's stay cool as a cucumber. 

Finding one is impossible ;_;

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57 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Interesting. How did you find these?

The Thermaltake just doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere in the country, the Rosewill can be had but for an EXTORTIONATE cost, and the NZXT only seems to be available in some version with a typical window side panel :(

Newegg shipping to Au is just ... Not an option unfortunately.

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9 hours ago, ☭ynical☭yanide said:

Interesting. How did you find these?

The Thermaltake just doesn't seem to be in stock anywhere in the country, the Rosewill can be had but for an EXTORTIONATE cost, and the NZXT only seems to be available in some version with a typical window side panel :(

Newegg shipping to Au is just ... Not an option unfortunately.

Ahhhh!  I went to Newegg and typed those manufacturers name and "case" then scrolled through pics :)  

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6 hours ago, Snurt said:

Literally any side door can fit any fan if you have a Dremel or holesaw.

Even the tempered glass ones that are all the rage these days?

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