Narrowed down case selection to 7 - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

Narrowed down case selection to 7

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
tonyptony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 511
Rep: 11 (Unique: 8)
Narrowed down case selection to 7

Corsair Carbide Series 200R
Fractal Design Focus G
Thermaltake Suppressor F31
Nanoxia CoolForce 1
LIAN LI PC-7HB
be quiet! SILENT BASE 600
NZXT Phantom 410

I've narrowed down my case selection to the ones shown above. This will be for my ASRock Extreme 4, currently with a Noctua U12S with double headed fans. The downselect was made based on maximum case height, the need for a 5.25" bay, and the need for USB 3 and 2 ports. I'd appreciate getting any observations on these - looking for anything that might be useful to make a final selection. Thanks to everyone in advance.

tonyptony is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 11:16 PM
New to Overclock.net
 
andrewmp6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 508
Rep: 13 (Unique: 12)
Have you looked at the define r6 ? It has a 5.25 bay hidden by a door on the front of it.
andrewmp6 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 11:30 PM
Senior OCN Member
 
shilka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 37,633
Rep: 2727 (Unique: 1621)
Did you look at Phanteks? the Pro M does have a 5,25 bay if you need that

Seravee
(29 items)
CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 8 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
LG 55C8 OLED TV
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mouse
HyperX Fury S XL
Audio
Sennheiser HD 598
Audio
Onkyo TX NR646
Audio
Dali Opticon Vokal
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 2
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 1
Audio
Dali E12 F Subwoofer
Audio
Sennheiser HD-599
Other
CableMod E series PSU cable set
▲ hide details ▲
shilka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 04:05 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
tonyptony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 511
Rep: 11 (Unique: 8)
Quote: Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
Have you looked at the define r6 ? It has a 5.25 bay hidden by a door on the front of it.
I did. I like the look of the case innards, but I wasn't sure about the front door. My build will sit on the desktop of my workstation area in a sort of corner arrangement. From what I could estimate, I wasn't sure I'd be able to open the door and have enough clearance for the Blu-Ray drive sled. And I didn't want to remove the front door and have the front fans exposed like I see in the pictures on Newegg.

Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Did you look at Phanteks? the Pro M does have a 5,25 bay if you need that
Yes. I read all the reviews for each of the cases I am looking at, and I saw a couple of negatives on this one that caused me to drop it. Nothing major, but I figured I already had 7 on the list

tonyptony is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 04:27 AM
RGB Rainbow Vomit!
 
Ricwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southport, UK
Posts: 985
Rep: 32 (Unique: 26)
I used the Carbide 200R for a couple of years. My only complaints with it are the mediocre cable management and limited airflow (both issues caused by the drive bay design).
The two front 120mm fans are restricted by the drive bays and front panel: I had to install a 140mm in the base and lift the case off my desk using four jenga sized blocks to keep the GPU cool.

Crystal
(10 items)
O M E N
(9 items)
The Movie Box
(10 items)
CPU
Ryzen 2600
Motherboard
Asus TUF B450M
GPU
EVGA 1070 Ti SC Black Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16Gb 2933MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 250Gb
Hard Drive
Kingston HyperX Fury 480Gb
Power Supply
EVGA 750GQ
Cooling
BeQuiet! Pure Rock Slim
Case
Corsair Crystal 280X White
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro x64
CPU
Intel i7 6700HQ
GPU
Nvidia GTX 965m 4Gb
RAM
Ballistix Sport LT 16Gb 2400Mhz
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 250Gb
Hard Drive
HyperX Fury 480Gb
Case
OMEN 15 by HP
Operating System
Windows 10 Home x64
Mouse
SteelSeries Rival 700
Audio
Creative Play!3 & M-Audio AV30.
CPU
AMD A8 7600 APU
Motherboard
MSI A88XI AC v2
GPU
AMD A8 7600 APU
RAM
8Gb Corsair DDR3 1600MHz
Hard Drive
120Gb KingDian S280 SSD
Power Supply
CIT 500w SFX PSU
Cooling
Arctic Alpine 64plus
Case
Silverstone ML05b
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro x64
Monitor
42" 1080p HD TV
▲ hide details ▲
Ricwin is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 04:37 AM - Thread Starter
New to Overclock.net
 
tonyptony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 511
Rep: 11 (Unique: 8)
Quote: Originally Posted by Ricwin View Post
I used the Carbide 200R for a couple of years. My only complaints with it are the mediocre cable management and limited airflow (both issues caused by the drive bay design).
The two front 120mm fans are restricted by the drive bays and front panel: I had to install a 140mm in the base and lift the case off my desk using four jenga sized blocks to keep the GPU cool.
Ah, that's good to know. Thanks. This is one of the things that I learned about on my (current) Storm Scout. The internal airflow IMO is not the best. It's too bad as it was (and is) otherwise a really nice case.

tonyptony is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off