Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Best case for air cooling?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best case for air cooling?

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
wats the best case for air cooling?
i was going to get an aurora 570, but i realize its the best case for watercooling, not necessarily for air.
post #2 of 34
For what price?

The Antec 900 is pretty good for ~$120

The Cooler Master Centurion 5 is good for ~$50

The Xclio A380 has lots of fans and is pretty good for just below $100
Desktop
(15 items)
 
 
Wark!
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 Gigabyte P55-UD3L F7 OEM Nvidia GTS 240 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiba Q Pro 128GB SSD 1TB Western Digital Blue Samsung DVDRW Logysis GammaX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro w/Mediacenter LG IPS 235V Ducky DK 1008 OCN Edition (MX Blues) Antec 400C 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Centurion 534 Logitech MX518 Asus Xonar DG 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo P8600 Intel GMA 4500MHD 4GB DDR3 1333 Intel 530 Series 180GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
None Windows 7 Pro 13.3" 1280x800 TFT LCD Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3470 HP Stock Intel HD 2500 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVDRW Windows 7 Pro 64 Acer AL2002W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Standard Generic HP Pro 3500 Microsoft Standard 
  hide details  
Reply
Desktop
(15 items)
 
 
Wark!
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 Gigabyte P55-UD3L F7 OEM Nvidia GTS 240 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiba Q Pro 128GB SSD 1TB Western Digital Blue Samsung DVDRW Logysis GammaX 300 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8 Pro w/Mediacenter LG IPS 235V Ducky DK 1008 OCN Edition (MX Blues) Antec 400C 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Centurion 534 Logitech MX518 Asus Xonar DG 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core 2 Duo P8600 Intel GMA 4500MHD 4GB DDR3 1333 Intel 530 Series 180GB SSD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
None Windows 7 Pro 13.3" 1280x800 TFT LCD Stock 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3470 HP Stock Intel HD 2500 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB DVDRW Windows 7 Pro 64 Acer AL2002W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Standard Generic HP Pro 3500 Microsoft Standard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 34
The Coolermaster Centurion line has some great cases for air-cooling.

The possiblilites are much greater if you have a larger budget.
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
Flux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GA-P67A-UD7 GTX 580 2 x 2GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 (OS), Velociraptor (storage) Lite-On W7 64-bit Pro Samsung 275T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Black Widow Ult. Silverstone DA750 Lian Li T60 R.A.T. 7 
Mouse Pad
Q-Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 34
Mozart TX, Roomy and space for 10 fans without mods if my memory serves.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5k Deluxe Evga 8800 GTX 4 GB Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150 raptors in Raid 0, 3 500GB WD in storage Vista Ultimate 64 22" Sceptre Saitek Eclipse II Special Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
700watt OCZ Lian Li v2000 Anarchy Red Razer Copperhead Thermaltake Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ASUS P5k Deluxe Evga 8800 GTX 4 GB Buffalo Firestix 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150 raptors in Raid 0, 3 500GB WD in storage Vista Ultimate 64 22" Sceptre Saitek Eclipse II Special Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
700watt OCZ Lian Li v2000 Anarchy Red Razer Copperhead Thermaltake Gamma Pad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 34
a CM stacker is good for cooling, the entire side panel is covered with fans... but it is really expensive, i would go with an antec 900
post #6 of 34
Armor
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
Mighty-iTX
(12 items)
 
One foot in..
(17 items)
 
mATX
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 34
Anything that have fans everywhere, but balanced. Front, back, top and maybe side.
Monstar Bawls
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
Monstar Bawls
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 34
Second vote for the Armor (with side panel fan) ...

My CPU temps are actually identical with side panel on or off:

...

Armor w/ 250mm side fan


...

Had mine for almost a year and don't see any reason to upgrade; as long as the case is giving me internal temps the same as room ambient ... I can't think of any way to improve ...

    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700K @ 4.7ghz Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Seahawk X 1080 ti 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 3200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2TB Samsung Evo 950 LG Blu Ray / DVD  H115i Win 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer XB270HU Logitech G710 EVGA 1000w Corsair 780T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 My girlfriends butt. Asus z170 onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6700K @ 4.7ghz Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Seahawk X 1080 ti 16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 3200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2TB Samsung Evo 950 LG Blu Ray / DVD  H115i Win 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer XB270HU Logitech G710 EVGA 1000w Corsair 780T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G502 My girlfriends butt. Asus z170 onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 34
Stacker 830
I7 Beta
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Corre i7 4770k ASRock Z87 Killer EVGA GTX 770 ACX SC 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 250 WD Black 1tb LG Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Home Premium Samsung T240HD Logitech G15 Corsair HX 650 
CaseMouseAudio
Stacker 830 Razer Sound Blaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
I7 Beta
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Corre i7 4770k ASRock Z87 Killer EVGA GTX 770 ACX SC 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo 250 WD Black 1tb LG Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Home Premium Samsung T240HD Logitech G15 Corsair HX 650 
CaseMouseAudio
Stacker 830 Razer Sound Blaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 34
I've got this case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119094

Really good airflow, I put a 80mm fan in the side vent, and I put another 120mm fan in the 5.25 drive bays.
A Bridge too far
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.9ghz @ 1.34v Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX 480 8gb G.Skill 8-8-8-24-2t @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB W7 64 Dell U2711 CM Silent Pro 700w 
CaseMouse
CM Storm Logitech MX1100 
  hide details  
Reply
A Bridge too far
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k 4.9ghz @ 1.34v Asus P8Z68-V Pro Asus GTX 480 8gb G.Skill 8-8-8-24-2t @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB W7 64 Dell U2711 CM Silent Pro 700w 
CaseMouse
CM Storm Logitech MX1100 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Best case for air cooling?