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Hey!

I'd like some case suggestion for this build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fX6yvK
(no vga because i'll stick with my 280x for now)

here are the things i'm looking for:

- i don't like plastic at all so the less plastic the more metal the better
- monolith like look
- no optical bays
- capable of housing this cooler: http://www.swiftech.com/h320x2prestige.aspx in exaust
- i'd like positive pressure inside the case
- i'd like some air intake from the bottom
- i'm really dust-phobic so it must be fully dust filtered
- possibly no leds
- possibly less than 350 Euros

the cases i've seen so far:

- Phanteks evovl atx: hard to fit the radiator on the top / no intake from the bottom

- Phanteks enthoo luxe: optical bays / some plastic / leds
post #2 of 11
Have you looked at the Fractal Define S.
Other option is going with Caselabs, which might be more than you like.
    
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post #3 of 11
Maybe the Corsair 760T?

Maybe a CaseLabs case with lots of added dust filters?

Thermaltake Core v71 or v51?


I have the evolve atx and i wouldn't recommend a 360 up top, not enough venting thru the roof to accommodate it.
Edited by michael-ocn - 2/15/16 at 11:17am
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post #4 of 11
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caselab while beeing awesome it's a bit over my budget expecially considering all the dust filter it will require!
i don't like corsair build quality and look too much

i'm thinking on modding the evolv atx adding a ventilation grid on the top.. i wish they made that case a bit taller thu.. that would have been perfect!
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you could mod the evolv top, as it being exhaust. Wont affect on how temps on your system.
I've seen this build for the Define S. Fractal Design Define S - Water Cooled Build
    
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post #6 of 11
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Define S is a great case but has way too much plastic for my taste
Edited by Chzo90 - 2/15/16 at 12:23pm
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Originally Posted by Chzo90 View Post

caselab while beeing awesome it's a bit over my budget expecially considering all the dust filter it will require!
i don't like corsair build quality and look too much

i'm thinking on modding the evolv atx adding a ventilation grid on the top.. i wish they made that case a bit taller thu.. that would have been perfect!

I think a 360 might fit up top without obstructing the front/rear fans. Is that what you mean by not tall enough, a top mounted rad bumping into front/rear fans? With some blowholes or vents cut into the top panel, i think a 360 up top could work, some pics in this thread: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18682069&page=16

I've thought about modding my front panel for better airflow, haven't done anything yet.

Another thing that can be done for the front is prop the bottom open a little or to do like described in this post...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/official-case-phanteks-case-club-for-lovers-owners/12270#post_24866111

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Originally Posted by Chzo90 View Post

Define S is a great case but has way too much plastic for my taste

I have that same reaction to that case. I wish that front panel were actually metal. If they offered that as an option, i might have gone with that case.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by michael-ocn View Post

I think a 360 might fit up top without obstructing the front/rear fans. Is that what you mean by not tall enough, a top mounted rad bumping into front/rear fans? With some blowholes or vents cut into the top panel, i think a 360 up top could work, some pics in this thread: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18682069&page=16

I've thought about modding my front panel for better airflow, haven't done anything yet.

Another thing that can be done for the front is prop the bottom open a little or to do like described in this post...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/official-case-phanteks-case-club-for-lovers-owners/12270#post_24866111
I have that same reaction to that case. I wish that front panel were actually metal. If they offered that as an option, i might have gone with that case.

Thanks for this post really really usefull!

i'm also thinking i could settle for this: http://www.swiftech.com/h240x2prestige.aspx or this: http://www.swiftech.com/h220x2prestige.aspx
i'l wait till there will be more reviews
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Thanks great build!
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