Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Need help choosing a case
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Need help choosing a case

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi guys
I just got my Fractal Design XL R2 but sadly it was damaged and seeing it i wasnt too keen on it. Now im not shure to order it again. I like clean non plastic cases and a window would be a plus. I am looking for a case around 150€ and space to squeeze watercooling into it.
thanks in advance
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
I bought the Corsair Air 540 recently, which ticks all the boxes other than it being plastic. Plenty of room for water cooling, it has another compartment to hide some of the clutter (SSD's, PSU and the 5.25" bays). And the window fully covers the case.

If you're looking for something fully metal, they're usually going to be way out of that price bracket.
I need a new case for my server soon, and it might be a little out of your price bracket because it's £169.99 here, but I like the look of the Lian Li PC-A76X, slightly biased towards that though, because I need the HDD space and I've not looked in to anything without 12 HDD bays.

Some others that might be worth a look at:
Silverstone Fortress FT01
Corsair Obsidian 750D/350D

My vote would go to the 540 though, easily. Because all of the clutter is hidden, you're able to fit a rad over all of the fan slots. Which is potentially a 360, 280 and a 140.
post #3 of 7
My suggestion would be NZXT SWITCH 810 White Full Tower Chassis http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00752QYOC/?tag=pcpapi-20 that you can mount a 240/360 RAD on front and top portion of the case .... thumb.gif
xd9denz
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770 @3.4Ghz Hewlett-Packard HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR Nvidia Quadro K600 Kingston 4x4GB @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Windows 7 Professional x64 HP V24a1 Full HD Monitor HP Generic 
PowerMouse
500W LiteOn PSU HP Generic 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-6410 AMD Radeon R7 M260 6GB @1600 Mhz 1TB HGST Drive(WD Company) 
Optical DriveOSMonitorAudio
Built-in Windows 8.1 15.6" Screen Built-in(Beats Audio with 2 speakers) 
  hide details  
Reply
xd9denz
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770 @3.4Ghz Hewlett-Packard HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR Nvidia Quadro K600 Kingston 4x4GB @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Windows 7 Professional x64 HP V24a1 Full HD Monitor HP Generic 
PowerMouse
500W LiteOn PSU HP Generic 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-6410 AMD Radeon R7 M260 6GB @1600 Mhz 1TB HGST Drive(WD Company) 
Optical DriveOSMonitorAudio
Built-in Windows 8.1 15.6" Screen Built-in(Beats Audio with 2 speakers) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
what you guys think of the 750d
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
I think the 750d would be an excellent choice. Great build quality and some decent water cooling support
Sideous
(12 items)
 
OCN ultimate rig
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770k Asus Sabertooth z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Patriot Viper Xtreme 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M3 ASUS DRW Custom water cooling Windows 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2310m 1080p Corsair K90 Corsair AX850 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4670k Maximus VI Gene gtx 780 gtx 780 
CoolingCoolingCoolingKeyboard
EK-FC GeForce GTX Titan SE GPU Water Block - Ni... EK-FC Titan SE Backplate - Black X2 EK supremacy clean csq nickel Corsair K70 mx brown 
PowerCase
EVGA 750w CaseLabs Mercury S5 
  hide details  
Reply
Sideous
(12 items)
 
OCN ultimate rig
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ivy Bridge 3770k Asus Sabertooth z77 EVGA GTX 670 FTW Patriot Viper Xtreme 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M3 ASUS DRW Custom water cooling Windows 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2310m 1080p Corsair K90 Corsair AX850 NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4670k Maximus VI Gene gtx 780 gtx 780 
CoolingCoolingCoolingKeyboard
EK-FC GeForce GTX Titan SE GPU Water Block - Ni... EK-FC Titan SE Backplate - Black X2 EK supremacy clean csq nickel Corsair K70 mx brown 
PowerCase
EVGA 750w CaseLabs Mercury S5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
so i really like the fratal design and the noise insolation but it is sooo wide. whats your opinion on the XL R2
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 8350 Black Edition ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z  Asus Radeon R9280X DC2 T Corsair DIMM 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit 2x4GB CMT8GX3M2A... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
HDD-Western Digital Green 1TB Standard DVD drive i had left over from my last... Be quiet dark rock pro 2 Win7 Home Premium  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech g710+  Corsair RM 850 850 W Fractal Design XL R2 Black Pearl an old microsoft mouse which i love  
Mouse PadOther
none Samsung 840Evo 250gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
If looking for just a 2 x 120 Rad, and looking to save some dough..... I can't say enuff about the 500R..... ridiculously low priced here in the states on newegg ...oft cheaper than 400R and even 300R, tooless design, plenty of room, great cooling, easy double Rad mount, beautiful finishes and I usually get it between $75 and $90 during newegg specials .... of course it's no Enthoo but the Enthoo is 3 times the price.
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Need help choosing a case