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Help me pick a case!

LeMonarque

81 months ago

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517006

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147158

My top pick at the moment is the Rosewill THOR V2 White, but it is the most expensive so I'm open to any advice! What do you guys think? Do you have any other suggestions? I plan to overclock an i5-3750K.

I'm looking for a few things in a computer case:

  • at least 1 external 3.5" bay

  • front-panel USB 3.0 AND USB 2.0

  • front-panel ports angled (like the THOR) or perpendicular (like the Cooler Master) to the ground (NOT on top - why call them front-panel if they face upwards? call 'em top-panel -_-)

  • no more expensive than $150

  • good air flow

  • mounting points for at least front, rear, and top fans

Things that are great but I can force myself to live without:

  • bottom intake fan mount

  • side intake fan mount

  • side air duct

  • clear side panel

  • hot swap

  • Red, Blue, or White LED fans

  • White outer case

  • painted interior

  • pre-installed fans

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 3 points

Go for Thor, better quality, better airflow, better cable management, more features, better aesthetics (in my opinion).

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

I also vote for the thor. But I usually build from the inside out. By that I mean I pick my components and then chose a case that will accomodate them. For example, if I know I want to go with a custom water cooling loop then I buy a larger case (I ended up with the HAFX).

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 THOR V2 White

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

It's just a suggestion, but I'm loving my Cooler Master Storm Scout 2. The USB 2&3 are hidden behind a sliding panel on the top front, but it's not further from front facing than anything you've listed here. I believe both models only come with 3 fans, but there is space for up to 9 120mm fans including front, bottom, and side intake, LED with an on/off switch, a painted interior, and a side window.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119263 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119266

I have the white one. There is some light bleed with the front LED's I don't like, but I'm going to switch them out and just put them back by the mobo soon. (I grabbed a Cooler Master fan 4 pack for $10.) It should be noted that some reviews have talked about poor cooling, but I've had excellent cooling with only 5 total fans and a Hyper 212 Evo. But I haven't overclocked anything yet.

The only thing I might consider over this case is a Corsair 600T. That's just my two cents.

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