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Is this case good for airflow?!

I have this really bad case right now and I got it on sale for 15 dollars and I was wondering if the Rosewill Challenger would be a lot better for cooling. Should I get the Rosewill Challenger?

1.) Rosewill Challenger http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

2.) DIYPC Solar-M1-G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353025
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  1. Well the Rosewill is better than the DIYPC case. I would opt for the Corsair 200R personally, but what are the parts that you currently have?
  2. lunyone said:
    Well the Rosewill is better than the DIYPC case. I would opt for the Corsair 200R personally, but what are the parts that you currently have?


    AMD FX Vishera 6300 CPU 3.5 Ghz
    EVGA Geforce GTX 660TI (SC)
    G Skill Ripjaws X Series (2x4) 8GB DDR3 1866 Mhz
    Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX Motherboard
    Seasonic M1211 power supply ATX
    WD 7200RPM 1TB Cavier blue Hard Drive
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  3. Did you have a budget for this case upgrade? I'm assuming your having temperature issues, otherwise you wouldn't be asking about better cooling cases?
  4. lunyone said:
    Did you have a budget for this case upgrade? I'm assuming your having temperature issues, otherwise you wouldn't be asking about better cooling cases?


    Yes and I can't quite afford a case at the moment, but I just would like some options for when I do. Around $40-60 would be about as much as I would pay for a case. Thank you for helping me by the way. The only thing that's keeping my parts from overheating is keeping the side panel off.
  5. What case do you currently have and do you have room to add more fans?
  6. lunyone said:
    What case do you currently have and do you have room to add more fans?


    DIYPC Solar-M1-G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    No, I do not have any more fan mounting points. II am still using the two 120mm fans that came with the case and they aren't good at all.
  7. Are you OC'ing at all? I see you have the CM 212 EVO, which should cool your CPU well. Is it pushing the up/down or out of the case?
  8. lunyone said:
    Are you OC'ing at all? I see you have the CM 212 EVO, which should cool your CPU well. Is it pushing the up/down or out of the case?


    No I'm not overclocking my gpu or cpu. My Cpu cools well it is mid 30 to 40 degrees celsius. Here is a picture of my system. It isn't quite current, but all I did was move the fan to the other side of the heatsink so that it is pulling cool air through it. http://www.mediafire.com/view/pkpkwm6kq4s0vbc/IMG_2046#

    Should I just save up for the Corsair 300r?
  9. lukeskywalkerbachman said:
    lunyone said:
    Are you OC'ing at all? I see you have the CM 212 EVO, which should cool your CPU well. Is it pushing the up/down or out of the case?


    No I'm not overclocking my gpu or cpu. My Cpu cools well it is mid 30 to 40 degrees celsius. Here is a picture of my system. It isn't quite current, but all I did was move the fan to the other side of the heatsink so that it is pulling cool air through it. http://www.mediafire.com/view/pkpkwm6kq4s0vbc/IMG_2046#


    Hmm, interesting. I see you have a Seasonic PSU <thumbs up>, but can't tell the wattage :)

    * I'm assuming the rear exhaust fan is actually exhausting?
    * Is the front fan pulling in air or exhausting?

    I personally push the air through my CM EVO 212, but that is just me :)
  10. I have a front 120mm intake. And the one on the back is a 120mm outtake. These are the fans that came with the case. They just don't move much air and my case just lacks mounting points. My cpu cooler also is literally 1mm too big to put the side panel back on as well. Should I just save up for the Corsair 300r? Thank you for all of your help. :)
  11. Best answer
    lukeskywalkerbachman said:
    I have a front 120mm intake. And the one on the back is a 120mm outtake. These are the fans that came with the case. They just don't move much air and my case just lacks mounting points. My cpu cooler also is literally 1mm too big to put the side panel back on as well. Should I just save up for the Corsair 300r? Thank you for all of your help. :)


    The 200R is usually about $40-60 depending on the day, but the 300R is good too. I personally don't mind saving $10-20 over the 300R and using that extra $ for other upgrades or just to save the $. It's really up to you on what options that you want to buy.

    When looking for a case I look at a couple of things:

    * Does it fit my GPU or CPU/HSF?
    * Does it have at least 1 x USB 3.0 port WITH the proper included USB 3.0 header (see pic below)?
    * Does i have at least 2 or 3 120 mm cooling fans?
    * Can I remove part of the HD cages to increase cooling or increase GPU space?

  12. Thank you for everything! I think I will keep looking around and save up for a case and I'll keep all of those tips in mind while I'm picking my case. :D
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