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post #1 of 17
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Please recommend a case that is/has/have:

*Easy to remove dust filters in front, bottom and top.
*Optimized for air not water.
*$150 max.
*Spacious inside and does have enough clearance at the back of the motherboard.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 17
The Fractal Design Define R4 is a very good case. 140mm. fans throughout, really good noise dampening and plenty of space.
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post #3 of 17
Arc Midi R2?
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post #5 of 17
$150 open you up to so many options, need more specifics.

Cases now are universal so both air and water are both taken into consideration, but I would go with the Corsair 450d or arc Midi r2.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Dire Squirrel View Post

The Fractal Design Define R4 is a very good case. 140mm. fans throughout, really good noise dampening and plenty of space.

He's right. Plenty of space behind the motherboard for cables, considerably lower than your $150 limit, optimized for air (mine works fine with air, anyways), and the dust filters are "fairly" easy to clean (you need a bit of finesse for the bottom one).
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post #7 of 17
Corsair Carbide Air 540.

Probably as air optimized as you can get. Puts all the components that need active are cooling in one side and the rest in the other therefore nothing blocks airflow. You will struggle to find a case with this much room behind the motherboard. Top does not have dust filters but you should prob have them as exhaust so i dont see why you would need them unless you have some excessive dust issue other wise your worrying to much. dust will fall onto the fans while its off yes but once u turn it on they will blow it off.
post #8 of 17
Another decent air cooling case in your budget with lots of room for cable routing would be the RV03 by SilverStone...Aesthetics aren't the best, PSU location and size limitation might not make it an attractive choice for a high wattage SLI/CFX enthusiast build...Though It fits well with the intended requirements from the OP.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
My priority is easy to clean/remove dust filters because my room doesnt have air conditioning so dust accumulates there so fast.
the R4 is good but the front vents are on the sides and very little so fresh air flow isnt that good.
And some cases is available here in the Ph and some are not. No hurries though because I am just looking for recommendation for now so that I will not be confused when I am buying a new case.

I am currently using CoolerMaster's Storm Enforcer for 2 years now. And I hate the dust filters. I like the build quality though of the metals. Plastics are fine.

Oh I am an 'Aesthetic guy' too but not so much. smile.gif
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