Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Which Case/Chasis is the Best-est?

Last response: in Components
Share
August 7, 2012 4:44:27 PM

Hey,

Need to decide on a case.. Got time until septemeber, but this question has been bothering me for quite a while now.
So, here goes.. Which case should i get for my new gaming build?

Relevent Info:
Max cooler height is 160mm, the Mobo is full atx and i want dust filters. Usb 3.0 is not necessary. Side window is a plus but not necessary. Target budget is $70 but i can stretch that to $100. Should be good looking and should have good airflow, but value comes first. :) 

I guess thats it. ..
..
Huh? Wha..? You wanna know all my buld-specs? Hmm. Ok.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-GD55
GPU: The Almighty 660Ti 2GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz -- yes, yes.. The high profile ones.
SSD: Agility 4 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200Rpm
PSU: Thermaltake Smart M 750W
Case: You tell me! :D 

As you can see, this is a build in the making... :sol: 

Once again, hope to get a case with good airflow, tons of stock fans, dust filters and good looks and value. Not too much to ask, is it? ;) 

More about : case chasis est

a b ) Power supply
August 7, 2012 7:05:38 PM

rockstar_7 said:
Hey,

Need to decide on a case.. Got time until septemeber, but this question has been bothering me for quite a while now.
So, here goes.. Which case should i get for my new gaming build?

Relevent Info:
Max cooler height is 160mm, the Mobo is full atx and i want dust filters. Usb 3.0 is not necessary. Side window is a plus but not necessary. Target budget is $70 but i can stretch that to $100. Should be good looking and should have good airflow, but value comes first. :) 

I guess thats it. ..
..
Huh? Wha..? You wanna know all my buld-specs? Hmm. Ok.

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-GD55
GPU: The Almighty 660Ti 2GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz -- yes, yes.. The high profile ones.
SSD: Agility 4 128GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200Rpm
PSU: Thermaltake Smart M 750W
Case: You tell me! :D 

As you can see, this is a build in the making... :sol: 

Once again, hope to get a case with good airflow, tons of stock fans, dust filters and good looks and value. Not too much to ask, is it? ;) 

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/...
m
0
l

Best solution

August 8, 2012 4:30:59 AM

I suggest this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Upgradable, excellent airflow, lots of room

Share
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:38:27 AM

The one case that comes to mind is the Cooler Master Storm Scout


also if one would use raidmax cases, they are having a 15% off promotion at the moment, like the Smilodon series. the CM storm enforcer won the last mid range case battlethat review, and i know lian-li and antec has windowed cases in this area.
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 4:43:30 AM

dudewitbow said:
The one case that comes to mind is the Cooler Master Storm Scout


also if one would use raidmax cases, they are having a 15% off promotion at the moment, like the Smilodon series. the CM storm enforcer won the last mid range case battle, and i know lian-li and antec has windowed cases in this area.


CM Storm Scout was my choice! But, it doesnt have dust filters... which is why i opened this thread.
Anyhow, how is the Storm Enforcer in terms of air flow and dust filters?
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:44:19 AM

rockstar_7 said:
CM Storm Scout was my choice! But, it doesnt have dust filters... which is why i opened this thread.
Anyhow, how is the Storm Enforcer in terms of air flow and dust filters?

The scout DOES have dust filters! I own one and I own the CM 690 II Advanced too.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:44:46 AM

rockstar_7 said:
CM Storm Scout was my choice! But, it doesnt have dust filters... which is why i opened this thread.
Anyhow, how is the Storm Enforcer in terms of air flow and dust filters?


i need to go check the cases myself and see which one has dust filters.


according to this video the entire front face is a removable dust filter
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:45:12 AM

$10 discount using the code ;) 
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 4:53:15 AM

dudewitbow said:
i need to go check the cases myself and see which one has dust filters.


according to this video the entire front face is a removable dust filter


I read a review which said:

*Link: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Storm_S...

Quote:
Many openings in the case do not have dust filters
Front feels fairly flimsy and is fragile


So, i called it off and decided to buy a different case.

*edit
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:53:56 AM

It's a LAN oriented case :p 

What do ya expect?
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 4:55:10 AM

amuffin said:
It's a LAN oriented case :p 

What do ya expect?


Lol, good point.
So any better cases, for $70 range?
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 4:59:40 AM

Well coming from the perspective of having the Storm Scout, the CM 690 II Advanced, and have owned the HAF 912 previously.


Storm Scout
Pros:
Side Window
LAN Oriented
Easy to move around
Cons:
Bad Cable management
HDD Cages not removable

CM 690 II Advanced
Pros:
Cable Management
Removable HDD cages
Great for watercooling
Top Hot swap bay
Cons:
Inside is a bit small
Unable to do push+pull with 240mm radiators

HAF 912
Pros:
Great airflow
Good cable management
Removeable HDD cage

Cons:
Only 1 120mm fan is included in the front
Has a "cheap" feeling to it
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 5:09:31 AM

amuffin said:

CM 690 II Advanced
Pros:
Cable Management
Removable HDD cages
Great for watercooling
Top Hot swap bay
Cons:
Inside is a bit small
Unable to do push+pull with 240mm radiators


Ok. So, heres the list i've come up with:

1) 300R
2) CM 690II Advanced
3) 400R

I need some more options.. Any thermaltake cases? I'm asking for thermaltake cause i live in Dubai. Thermaltake cases are slightly cheaper compared to other case prices. The rest of the cases are consistent (have a substantial, but consistent premium over US prices.)
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 5:10:48 AM

Thermaltake cases are very iffy, just like most of their power supplies.

Pretty low quality IMO.
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 5:12:13 AM

amuffin said:
Thermaltake cases are very iffy, just like most of their power supplies.

Pretty low quality IMO.


What about the power supply i've chosen? and the Thermaltake A90?
I thought they were pretty good. :) 
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 8, 2012 5:12:14 AM

Here's a pic of my storm scout:


And here's a picture of my CM 690 II Advanced:


And..Here's a picture of the HAF 912 that I sold my friend :p 
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 4:11:27 PM

Best answer selected by rockstar_7.
m
0
l
August 8, 2012 4:14:24 PM

Xlerator said:
I suggest this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Upgradable, excellent airflow, lots of room


I managed to convince a friend to buy the CM Storm Trooper cause its at such a good price point at the moment. Thanks!! :D 

As for me, i might save up for it or get the Corsair 400R.
m
0
l
a c 111 ) Power supply
August 9, 2012 1:49:14 AM

Should have gotten the Stryker :p 
m
0
l
August 9, 2012 8:47:38 AM

amuffin said:
Should have gotten the Stryker :p 


Nah... It's fine, it's almost the same.. :) 

Thanks anyway!
m
0
l
!