49 months ago
I should start out by saying I'm incredibly inexperienced and that I am about to order parts for my first build. I think I have everything else in order, with the last thing that I'm having trouble with is finding the right case. I'd definitely like to have a full tower, or something close to that size for the sake of airflow as well as having options to expand on if I ever need to. My build currently doesn't use water cooling, so I don't necessarily need anything catered to that quite yet. So far the most I'm looking for is something with plenty of room(either full or mid tower), room for an optical drive and an SSD or two, and space to expand into for less than $150.
The Corsair 750D and the Enthoo Pro were the first two I looked at, and for the prices they both seemed like good choices. After doing a little research into the two I'm a little disappointed to find that the two companies are seriously lacking in quality control. Hearing more than enough complaints about exceptionally poor packaging as well as cheaply made parts (the windowed side panel on the Enthoo Pro, for example) is definitely discouraging. At the time of writing this I've started looking at the Thor V2, but beyond that I haven't done much research into the mid tower cases.
Here's the build I have in mind: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9YPjzy
Let me know if you guys have had good experiences with any of those cases, and any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.