I'm considering buying new case for my PC. I may want to get pice buy piece to collect new rig.
I just looked through many Pc cases and cant decide but have some wishes:
I want my new case to have:
- no fancy starship build, just "normal" simple look ( if possible )
- mid tower ATX
- as much space i can get of mid tower inside
- at least 2 USB 2.0 + mic / headphones out in the front ( i would be glad if i could have more USBs as i have 2 now and they are in use all the time )
- cable routing behind the mainboard try
- CPU backplate cutout
- "window" sidewall would be great
That is pretty much what i expect from good case. Other than that i have Lamptron fan controller so fans on the case needs to be 3 pin so i can use them with that unit.
I was considering few of them:
1. Obsidian 650D
CONS: Audio and USB behind the flap (as i use them ports all the time flap is pain, is that panel optional ?)
2. CoolerMaster HAF922
CONS: looks a bit like starship, after you conect USB + headphones cables hanging down right on the way of optical drives
3. CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced
CONS: seems quite low space inside
4. CoolerMaster Sniper storm
CONS: that fan speed regulation wont be used since i have controller already
5. Thermaltake V9 black
CONS: my cables would go wild inside since cant route them behind
6. The Antec 902
CONS: Old school 3.5" / 5.25" bays is annoying when pulling devices towards mainboard
Sorry for trying to do reserch here but i really dont want to get something and then go mental and regret.
For front panels i suppose i could get one of those Icy Box IB-863 Front Panel to sort out USBs + card reader
Any comments or sugesstions ?
Perhaps i missed some good position
That corsair 600t is really nice case but one thing Im concerned about...
I want internal fans to work with my Lamptron V2 rev5 controller
if the fans have.3pin connectors for rpm reading its fine
But with molex fan connectors would it work?
this case has controller for all the fans but I would prefer
Them working with my controller.
My budget would be up to £140 if I find my perfect case.
I worked on the R3 with a friend of mine, and I have to say the 5.25 did have good enough room. Maybe if you can compare the specs of Skythe and your fan controller you can see whether it's compatible?
As for the USB, there are 2 ports with audio jacks at the top of the case that should be more than enough (afterall you have the m/b USB ports as well).