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I have been looking at cases for the last three days, and I still haven't found one I actually like. 

 

I like the cooling performance of the Meshify C, but I don't like the small size. I also like the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M but the side panel is quite tinted and also tinted a bit blue, which I dislike. I am a bit stuck, as can't really find another case that has decent performance (cooling performance) while actually looking nice. I dislike tinted side panels and I would only really want a case with a full tempered glass side panel. What would you recommend? 

 

My build is an i5-8600K and a RTX 2080 Ti. 

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  • Fractal Design Meshify C Light TG 

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Have you looked at the Enthoo Evolv X? It is expensive, but looks gorgeous (IMO, I have the original Evolv ATX TG so I may be biased), and it fixed the airflow issues and such with the OG Evolv. 

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12 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

Have you looked at the Enthoo Evolv X? It is expensive, but looks gorgeous (IMO, I have the original Evolv ATX TG so I may be biased), and it fixed the airflow issues and such with the OG Evolv. 

I did see that one on PC Part Picker, but I'm not a huge fan of the bone lie design of the front. Also it is a bit too expensive for my budget sadly. 

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  • Evga Black RTX 2070 
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz 
  • ASRock Extreme 4 Z370 
  • Fractal Design Meshify C Light TG 

Location: UK 

Plays: Minesweeper at 1000 fps. 

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1 minute ago, bradwiggo said:

I did see that one on PC Part Picker, but I'm not a huge fan of the bone lie design of the front. Also it is a bit too expensive for my budget sadly. 

There's the Fractal Design R6, that's cheaper IIRC and still looks great, and has lots of room. I don't think the sidepanels are very tinted either. Cooler Master has some nice looking cases for less as well, and NZXT has the H500/H700 cases. 

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3 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

There's the Fractal Design R6, that's cheaper IIRC and still looks great, and has lots of room. I don't think the sidepanels are very tinted either. Cooler Master has some nice looking cases for less as well, and NZXT has the H500/H700 cases. 

How is the cooling on this case: http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/mastercase-mc600p/ The side panel looks a bit tinted. 

 

Can you get custom side panels made? I assume it would be a decent amount of money, probably at least £50, but if that was an option I wouldn't mind paying for it. 

Specs: 

 

  • i5-8600K 
  • Evga Black RTX 2070 
  • 16GB DDR4 2400MHz 
  • ASRock Extreme 4 Z370 
  • Fractal Design Meshify C Light TG 

Location: UK 

Plays: Minesweeper at 1000 fps. 

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2 minutes ago, bradwiggo said:

How is the cooling on this case: http://www.coolermaster.com/case/mid-tower/mastercase-mc600p/ The side panel looks a bit tinted. 

 

Can you get custom side panels made? I assume it would be a decent amount of money, probably at least £50, but if that was an option I wouldn't mind paying for it. 

IDK about custom side panels... 

 

The case itself looks darn cool, and if the extended panel thingies actually provide better airflow it looks like it should be decent. We should see if @TVwazhere replies too, he's the resident case expert. 

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3 hours ago, bradwiggo said:

the side panel is quite tinted and also tinted a bit blue

It's not?

It's not tinted at all, ask @JM21

 

If you're still against it, there's the CoolerMaster H500 series (H500, H500P Mesh, H500M) and the Lian Li PC-O11D

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On 10/30/2018 at 6:28 PM, TVwazhere said:

It's not?

It's not tinted at all, ask @JM21

 

If you're still against it, there's the CoolerMaster H500 series (H500, H500P Mesh, H500M) and the Lian Li PC-O11D

Yes as @TVwazhere mentioned I own the Meshify C TG and the Enthoo Pro M TG. The Pro M has no tint just like the non-Dark version of the Meshify C. If you don't like the compactness of the Meshify C the Enthoo Pro M is a good choice as it offers good airflow and more cooling compatibility. I personally prefer the Meshify C over the Pro M for a few reasons but ultimately it is your choice.

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I was in a similar situation 3 years ago when I migrated to a new case.  after almost 15 years in the same set of highly modified cases (Inwin Q500's) I decided a new case was in order.  I spent MONTHS on case research lol.  One of the biggest issues for me was the ability to move the case fairly easily as full towers can easily tip the scales at 80+ lbs.  Having a window to look at me crappy cable management skills wasnt important.  Excellent cooling, lots of HDD space, and roomy..

 

I settled on a Cooler Master Storm Trooper in black... My only modification to the case was painting the front removeable metal mesh red...  

 

I should point out that I have limited experience with cases but both my cases are full towers.  My Inwins used to sit on the floor.  the trooper sits on my desk,  it has a window - which faces away from me, and I have no fancy lights inside. lol  Id prefer a solid side panel, however it came with the window so whatever lol

 

Over all I am very happy with the case, and am contemplating getting a white one for my next build.

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I've also built in the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG and it is a dream.  If I were in the market for a sexy case right now i'd go with either the P400S TG or the NZXT H500i.

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