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Recommend a case?

paendapc

77 months ago

I'm looking for a sleek minimalist case, anything up to $150. Here's my current part list:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/paendapc/saved/1Wvf

I'd rather not have a side window. I really liked the looks of the Corsair 550d, but pretty much every review mentioned heat trouble with it..... Which scares me since I'll be overclocking an i5-4670k and have a gtx770 in there too. Any recommendations for a minimalist design that has at least decent airflow?

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

This might be a a little cheap, but the Phantom 410 is an AMAZING case with great airflow, plus it looks beast imo.

-Tyler

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

heres two great mid tower cases with amazing air flow.

cooler master storm scout: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

rosewill challenger:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

quick question, why are you getting a 750w PSU when you'll be just fine with a 500w? and IMO youre spending more than you need to on the CPU cooler, you can get a great (and trusted) cooler for around $30. your rigs gonna run you $2000

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to invest in certain components so I can carry them over to another gaming rig, the case being a prime example of that. I chose a 750w PSU so I can put a second GPU in a SLI setup without having to buy a new PSU as well. I went overkill on the CPU cooler since all the noise reduction cases had issues with cooling.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

If you got good airflow, its all good. And a good cpu cooler too. But I wouldn't OC in a silent optimized case. The NZXT Phantom series is a good series of cases.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

If you like aluminum, I think this fits the minimalist goal and I can vouch for the cooling performance: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112397. I'm running dual HD 7770's overclocked plus a geforce 9600 for physx, and my temps are always really good for running in a non-air conditioned house. I added a fan controller just for kicks, so I may be pushing the fans harder than the motherboard would normally.

The fractal r4 you have on the list seems good. No firsthand experience, but I've heard nothing but good things.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with edman on the fractal design define r4. Quiet and good airflow considering it being a silent targeted case.

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