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Hey, I am building a pc.

i5 2500k
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HD7850

But need help choosing a case, I can get the bitfenix Colossus and the windowed 300R for the same price. (£71). Which case do you think I should go with considering my price, and are there any other cases that would be better?
(probably oc'ing)
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I would get the 300R because it has a bigger cpu cutout and better size for the cable management holes. 300R with window is one of the best cases at it's price point.
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Originally Posted by iQuavers View Post

Hey, I am building a pc.
i5 2500k
GA-Z77X-D3H
HD7850
But need help choosing a case, I can get the bitfenix Colossus and the windowed 300R for the same price. (£71). Which case do you think I should go with considering my price, and are there any other cases that would be better?
(probably oc'ing)

I just saw pictures of the bitfenix Colossus and that is a great looking case that would be the one I would get.thumb.gif
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post #4 of 17
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I would get the 300R because it has a bigger cpu cutout and better size for the cable management holes. 300R with window is one of the best cases at it's price point.
Have you built in a 300R? If exposure to that case is primarily through pictures on the internet, then I could see this as being accurate. However, there are a number of $30-40 cases that have higher build quality. The one thing that sums up the 300R is metal washers glued over the top mesh which is drilled in a sloppy and jagged fashion that serve as fan mounting holes. That lack of attention to detail is carried out through the entire case.

If you don't mind large full towers, the Colossus is a much better case.
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Have you built in a 300R? If exposure to that case is primarily through pictures on the internet, then I could see this as being accurate. However, there are a number of $30-40 cases that have higher build quality. The one thing that sums up the 300R is metal washers glued over the top mesh which is drilled in a sloppy and jagged fashion that serve as fan mounting holes. That lack of attention to detail is carried out through the entire case.
If you don't mind large full towers, the Colossus is a much better case.

I agree with you on that it has that fast built look if that makes any sense.
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post #6 of 17
My only cons about the Bitfenix Colossus is the lack of a side panel intake fan.

The Corsair 300R supports 2 side panel fans (120mm or 140mm).
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Side panel fans are totally unnecessary, especially if you have good fans. If you want direct air at your GPUs, you can put one in the floor or on the bottom of the case.
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Side panel fans are totally unnecessary, especially if you have good fans. If you want direct air at your GPUs, you can put one in the floor or on the bottom of the case.

Depend on the GPU cooler type, the standard Single fan external exhaust GPU(like the reference models) might benefit from a bottom intake fan. However for Custom Fan cooler such as Gigabyte Windforce/ASUS DCII/ MSI Twin Frozor IV that spray hot exhaust around the case a side panel fan might be helpful in keeping them cool in SLI.
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post #9 of 17
Why would the side be more beneficial than the bottom of the case in that instance?
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post #10 of 17
If you want a quiet smaller sized mid tower that is really nice I highly recommend the 300R.
If you want flashy or plan to run serious water cooling look else where.

I really like mine.
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