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NEED URGENT HELP! Need a Decision for a Casing.

So, I am building my first Gaming Rig, and I am buying a new casing. I live in the Philippines and the summer season is coming, and the temperature here gets REALLY hot, averagely around 32°C, and I don't want to fry my new system, especially my video card. So, I'm really in conflict to which one of these is THE best casing for me.

So here are my choices:
- Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
- Antec Nine Hundred Two
- Antec DF-85
- Cooler Master HAF XM
- Cooler Master Storm Trooper
- Cooler Master Cosmos SE
- AeroCool XPREDATOR Black
- Aerocool GT-S Black
- Bitfenix Shinobi Window XL
- NZXT H630
- NZXT Phantom 530

Now These are the things that I will mainly look for in my casing:
- Decent Air Flow (obviously.)
- Good Cable Management

Cosmetically, I think all of them look Awesome.
(but a window is a plus, because I like showing off my rig)
Also, noise isn't really an issue, since it's often noisy in my neighborhood and I usually wear headphones.

Now, I really wont resort to Liquid Cooling, mainly because I really fear it to leak and it also requires high maintenance (well, form what I've read), so I am probably gonna buy those huge CPU coolers.

I really what a Cooler Master HAF X, which would be the ultimate compromise, but the problem is that they don't sell it here. :(
I also like the NZXT Phantom 630, but It way too over my budget.
I am really leaning towards the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 because it can have 4 x 200mm, and I like as much fans as possible. Im also gonna fill all of my fan slots if the casing lacks some fans.

You guys can also suggest to me other cases, and I can tell you if it could be bought here.

Thank You Very Much Guys! :D

Cheers,
TacticaL_BacoN
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  1. TacticaL_BacoN said:
    So, I am building my first Gaming Rig, and I am buying a new casing. I live in the Philippines and the summer season is coming, and the temperature here gets REALLY hot, averagely around 32°C, and I don't want to fry my new system, especially my video card. So, I'm really in conflict to which one of these THE best casing for me.

    So here are my choices:
    - Thermaltake Chaser MK-1
    - Antec Nine Hundred Two
    - Cooler Master HAF XM
    - Antec DF-85
    - Cooler Master Storm Trooper
    - AeroCool XPREDATOR Black

    Now These are the things that I will mainly look for in my casing:
    - Decent Air Flow (obviously.)
    - Good Cable Management

    Cosmetically, I think all of them look Awesome.
    (but a window is a plus, because I like showing off my rig)

    Now, I really wont resort to Liquid Cooling, mainly because I really fear it to leak and it also requires high maintenance (well, form what I've read), so I am probably gonna buy those huge CPU coolers.

    I really what a Cooler Master HAF X, which would be the ultimate compromise, but the problem is that they don't sell it here. :(
    I also like the NZXT Phantom 630, but It way too over my budget.
    I am really leaning towards the Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 because it can have 4 x 200mm, and I like as much fans as possible. Im also gonna fill all of my fan slots if the casing lacks some fans.

    You guys can also suggest to me other cases, and I can tell you if it could be bought here.

    Thank You Very Much Guys! :D

    Cheers,
    TacticaL_BacoN

    P.S.
    Here are the Specs of the Rig I'm Gonna Buy soon:
    Processor: AMD FX-6300
    PSU: COOLER MASTER SILENT PRO M2 1000W 80+SILVER MOD
    Motherboard: Asrock 990FX Extreme4
    GPU: EVGA GTX770 SC w/ ACX cooling 2GB GDDR5 256BIT
    RAM: G.SKILL RIPJAWS X 4GBX2 1600MHZ
    HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB BLACK



    Just a suggestion:

    Drop the 1000w, get a quality 750w and put the money where it will matter into a fx 8320.
  2. Quote:

    Just a suggestion:

    Drop the 1000w, get a quality 750w and put the money where it will matter into a fx 8320.


    Actually, you do have a point. I was actually really planning to up my processor to an FX-8320. Well I'm still in the planning process of building my rig, so I really haven't bought these yet, so, good call there. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
    B.T.W., is this good enough? http://dynaquestpc.com/product/xfx-proseries-750w-xxx-edition-semi-modular-psu/ or I could even buy the 850W version.
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    TacticaL_BacoN said:
    Quote:

    Just a suggestion:

    Drop the 1000w, get a quality 750w and put the money where it will matter into a fx 8320.


    Actually, you do have a point. I was actually really planning to up my processor to an FX-8320. Well I'm still in the planning process of building my rig, so I really haven't bought these yet, so, good call there. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
    B.T.W., is this good enough? http://dynaquestpc.com/product/xfx-proseries-750w-xxx-edition-semi-modular-psu/ or I could even buy the 850W version.


    Yes xfx has good units, that 750w unit will serve you well.

    It's 80 plus gold and made by seasonic. Good choice.

    If the savings allow you to get a 8320 + aftermarket cooler that's even better.
  4. maxalge said:
    TacticaL_BacoN said:
    Quote:

    Just a suggestion:

    Drop the 1000w, get a quality 750w and put the money where it will matter into a fx 8320.


    Actually, you do have a point. I was actually really planning to up my processor to an FX-8320. Well I'm still in the planning process of building my rig, so I really haven't bought these yet, so, good call there. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
    B.T.W., is this good enough? http://dynaquestpc.com/product/xfx-proseries-750w-xxx-edition-semi-modular-psu/ or I could even buy the 850W version.


    Yes xfx has good units, that 750w unit will serve you well.

    It's 80 plus gold and made by seasonic. Good choice.

    If the savings allow you to get a 8320 + aftermarket cooler that's even better.



    Thanks Mate, I Really Appreciate your help. You have a Nice Day. :)
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    As for the other guys out there, I am still seeking answers to this thread.
    I'm really in a hurry, because, I am planning to buy this next week! :)
    (I am really sorry if I sound like I ask too much...)
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