Originally Posted by Scotty99
Not trying to start a beef here man, just trying to find the case that suits me best. Let me add i think the rumors about the H440 running hot are a bit exaggerated. Sure if you are running an AIO in an H440 you will probably be seeing higher temps than normal, but i think a proper air cooler would run great in an H440 as would in an R5.
No beef here. It just seems you are looking for the absolute perfect case, but airflow seems to be an afterthought. It is also a shame that the average consumer does not have the ability to actually go to a store to actually have a hands on with the case to look at the issues, compare build quality, see what may be an entirely different issue for them, etc. Choosing cases has become a ridiculously difficult task these days.
Having done extensive testing on the R5, H440 and all of the Phanteks line (along with a lot of other cases), I can assure you that the H440's airflow issues are not exaggerated in the least. It doesn't matter if you are running air, liquid or a CLC - it simply doesn't flow correctly. The R5 is a bit better, is also built like a tank and has great finishing work, but it is, and is marketed as a case built for silence, not airflow. The Enthoo Pro is better than either of them, even with the 200mm (which is only noisy at the upper end of it's speed rating).
BTW - I was being completely serious about the Pro M Acrylic. It matches up with all of the requirements you are looking for, and is priced ridiculously low for what it is.