44 months ago
I would really appreciate some help picking a case.
I'm looking for something with great airflow (I plan on air-cooling my case), and preferably with larger fans, since I'm told larger fans move more air with less noise, and the 200+ mm ones that come with some cases are typically good quality and rarely need to be swapped out for aftermarket ones. Is this even accurate? I hope so, because loading up a case with aftermarket fans can get pricey.
Removable dust filters are a plus (but I don't mind going aftermarket if I have to) since I'm lazy and want a filtered positive pressure case so I won't have to crack it open to dust too often.
Size wise, it doesn't have to be too big. It's only going to have 1 HDD, 1 SSD, 1 BD-RE, an ATX mobo (flexible on mobo size I guess), a small PCI-e sound card, and a single GTX 970 or R9 390 (or maybe waiting for Maxwell/Polaris...but yea, just 1 GPU regardless), and an overclocked i7-6700 with a Noctua NH-U14S.
Color scheme/style... again, flexible.
Price range is also pretty flexible, but I wouldn't want to spend much more than $200 all in.
I'm seriously leaning towards the HAF-X given it hits most of these bases, but it's expensive (assuming I don't need to swap out fans, which would make it prohibitively so), huge, and kind of ugly. I'm just curious if anybody can think of anything else that might work for me. tbh the biggest sticking point for me about the HAF-X is the looks. Is there anything out there that would work for me that looks better?
Thanks for the help!