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on a scale of 1 to 10, how much does a case matter?

post #1 of 39
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ok this is another thread about my uncles new build hes getting, and i was wondering if we sacrificed vista ultimate for home premium, is the money we save worth getting a good case? currently we are looking at the thermaltake wingrs... but i dont know if its good enough for what hes getting.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133048


q6600
4gb of ram
8600gt
DS3L mobo


suggestions?
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post #2 of 39
Case matters maybe 7/10? You need at least one intake and one exhaust to even attempt at getting anywhere, but after like 4-5 fans the gain is very minimal.

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post #3 of 39
3/10....


i dont need some flashed up ''chav'' case as long as it has good airflow
im happy.....

rather spend the cash on the inside.
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post #4 of 39
7/10
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
okay thanks guys +rep for all
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post #6 of 39
Build material and airflow is whats important. 1 front or side intake and 1 back intake is minimal. Aluminum is FTW case material.
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post #7 of 39
i would say 3/10.
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
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4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit LG OLED55C7P  Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
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eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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post #8 of 39
i would say 6/10

had a xplorer case mymobo temps were 42c on idle. switched to a cm690 and droped the mobo temp down to 32c.

how important is it to you?
post #9 of 39
I would say 5/10. If you take the time to get a good case you will have much easier time with cable management(typically speaking, not talking about Apevia lol). One benefit to that is better case air flow. You don't really want a cheap way to thin flimsy aluminum case either.

I always try to take the over all look and design and build my rig off of that. Drive bay configuration and psu placement mean something in my eyes so if you want a certain style and flow to your rig you can have it.

Guess it is all realy personal opinion when it boils down to it. As long as the case is ATX mb compliant then you won't have much of an issue building that rig in any case.
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post #10 of 39
I got a cheap case but made up for it with a nice heatsink and high quality 80mm fans from Antec (Raidmax fans were crap, didn't even plug into the motherboard....) so i give case bout 2/10. I actually recommend the case i got, its not bad and it has a halfway decent 420w PSU (Raidmax Scorpio)
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