Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

New $200 and under case

Last response: in Components
Share
April 6, 2012 12:15:40 AM

Hey there Tom's community,

I am building a new computer upon Ivy Bridge's arrival. I have all the parts picked out but I can't quite figure out which case to buy. Here's a summary of my build:

IB 3570K
Non-reference GTX680 whenever they come out
Hyper 212 Cooler
Still working on the mobo whenever the new chipset reviews are finished
Silverstone 750W 80-Plus Gold
Samsung Ecogreen F2 1TB HDD
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD

Here are some of my options, I just need help making a decision. If there is a case I've missed please let me know. I am probably not going to liquid cool anytime soon, but I would like the option if I change my mind later on down the road. Also, it needs to be big enough to SLI. I like bland, functional cases as I am a closet PC gamer. So no crazy LED lights or spaceship looking computers. Thanks for the help!

1. Silverstone RV02
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Corsair 600T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. Cooler Master Storm Trooper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. Cooler Master HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More about : 200 case

a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 12:43:01 AM

i have the raven rv02 and the storm trooper

would highly recomend them both

especially the storm trooper as its now only £99 in the uk

did look at the 600t but went for the storm trooper after a lot of reading and people complaining about

problems with the 600t fan controller buzzing

also thought about getting the corsair 650d though that was a bit dearer

the rv02 is great for cooling but some people dont like the 90 degree motherboard rotation--but the airflow

especially for sli is great as the top card doesnt block the airflow to the second card like in conventional cases

also the silverstone ft02 is great but its dearer
April 6, 2012 1:03:34 AM

Other than the usual suspects... May I suggest:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's not the best in any class, but it does a lot of things well. Loads of fan options. Very customizable with removable drive bays. Very good cable management, and if you want to water cool later on, It will fit many different radiators with little to no modding.

Edit: It's bigger than you think! A bit bigger than a HAF X...
Related resources
April 6, 2012 3:30:17 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
i have the raven rv02 and the storm trooper

would highly recomend them both

especially the storm trooper as its now only £99 in the uk

did look at the 600t but went for the storm trooper after a lot of reading and people complaining about

problems with the 600t fan controller buzzing

also thought about getting the corsair 650d though that was a bit dearer

the rv02 is great for cooling but some people dont like the 90 degree motherboard rotation--but the airflow

especially for sli is great as the top card doesnt block the airflow to the second card like in conventional cases

also the silverstone ft02 is great but its dearer


Yes, I didn't list the 600t because I heard the same issues and that it's thermals are not so great. I read on Tom's how the RV02 is such a great performer, but as I am a first time builder, I wasn't sure if the 90 degrees mobo would cause me any issues and stress me out. I'm glad to here you like it. So of the RV02 and the Storm Trooper, which do you think is a better overall buy?
April 6, 2012 3:32:21 AM

rmerwede said:
Other than the usual suspects... May I suggest:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's not the best in any class, but it does a lot of things well. Loads of fan options. Very customizable with removable drive bays. Very good cable management, and if you want to water cool later on, It will fit many different radiators with little to no modding.

Edit: It's bigger than you think! A bit bigger than a HAF X...


Thanks for the suggestion! I'll read more reviews about it, it looks like something I would be interested in.
April 6, 2012 3:42:15 AM

Also, are there any new cases on the horizon that I should keep an eye out for?

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
April 6, 2012 9:17:57 AM
Share

superstew24 said:
Yes, I didn't list the 600t because I heard the same issues and that it's thermals are not so great. I read on Tom's how the RV02 is such a great performer, but as I am a first time builder, I wasn't sure if the 90 degrees mobo would cause me any issues and stress me out. I'm glad to here you like it. So of the RV02 and the Storm Trooper, which do you think is a better overall buy?


the rv02 for the cooling

but the storm trooper for better cable management --more fan options--usb 3.0--though i converted the rv02

to usb 3.0 for £10--more places to fit a rad if watercooling--the handle (surprisingly usefull) and the sheer

amount of cables you can hide behind the motherboard is ridiculous--also a windowed version should be

available if you prefer that--and overall build quality seems more solid
April 6, 2012 2:20:03 PM

Best answer selected by superstew24.
!