Best case for new build
This will be my second new build, and I'm hoping to rectify my mistake on the first-the case. The one I have is a tad too small and gets rather warm. Can anyone suggest a roomy, cool case in the 150$ dollar range? I plan on including the new Intel i5 4770k when it comes out as well as the nvidia gtx 780. I don't have any plans for overclocking or SLI in the near future, but if a case that accommodates those isn't too much more I'd consider it. Thanks for any feedback! Oh yes, should I also consider upgrading my 750w Corsair PSU? Thanks again!
IN WIN GRone Gray 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic
Rosewill THOR V2
And no, Your PSU should be totally fine for a few years. Don't waste oney on a new one
The cooler Master HAF X case is possibly one of the most popular high end computer gaming cases on the market today, and that’s because it’s damn good. Starting with the appearance of this case, it’s absolutely stunning. The entire “tank like” chassis is finished in black and wrapped in some very high quality steel and plastic. As its name, high air flow, implies, the major selling point of this case is in its top notch cooling performance. Up front through the mesh grill you get a 230mm red LED lit fan sucking plenty of air into the case while up top you also get a large 200mm fan complemented with another 140mm fan to round out the exhaust system. On one side of the case you also get a large window covering 3/4 of the sidepanel allowing you to show off your components, while the other 1/4 of the window houses an extra large 200mm intake fan for unprecedented graphics card cooling performance.
Of course, the case also features some other pretty sweet features such as USB 3.0 front headers, full support for every motherboard size between mATX to XL-ATX, excellent cable management, tool free installation, SLI/Crossfire support, and even casters so you can roll this badboy around.
Don’t like it? Check out some other top picks:
CM Storm Trooper
Rosewill THOR V2
Corsair Carbide Series 500R
Corsair Graphite 600T
NZXT Switch 810
This will do SLI and is insanely cheap for what you getting:
Corsair 500R - $140 MSRP - $20 newegg discount - $20 promo - $20 MIR = $80
+ $20 off w/ promo code TECH4LESS10, ends 4/29
Corsair HX850 - MSRP = $190 - $20 newegg discount - $10 promo - $10 MIR = $150
+ $10 off w/ promo code APRCT10, ends 4/29
Total Cost = $330 - $40 in newegg discounts - $30 in Promo codes - $30 in MIR's - $20 Combo Discount = $210
That's 36% off
Here's how it stacks up against some others mentioned ... for $80, nothing else even comes close and ya get an extra $20 off the HX850 rated at 10.0 / 10 by jonnyguru
CM Storm Trooper - 9.0 / 10 rating ($128)
Rosewill THOR V2 - 9.10 / 10 rating ($120)
Corsair Carbide Series 500R - 9.10 / 10 rating ($80)
Corsair Graphite 600T - 9.00 / 10 rating ($170)
NZXT Switch 810 - 8.80 / 10 rating ($170)
I like Lian Li cases. They are roomy and well ventilated. I would got for the PC-8FIB model - I build a rig for my sister using this case with an i7 2600K and it was great - cool and quiet. I used a smaller PC-V354B for rig for my son and it works well also but is not generating a ton of heat with an AMD Phenom X4 965 and a single GTX460 graphics card in it.