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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2020, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Help Choosing a Case

Trying to decide between this the P500A, Meshify S2, and the be quiet! 500 DX. I will be using a corsair H100i RGB and Crosier LL120 RGB case fans. Any comments are appreciated!
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1. Don't use LL120, they're awful. Use Blacknoise eLoops instead, if you really want bling bling;
2. Check Arctic Liquid Freezer II or Alphacool Eisbaer Black instead of the H100i - again because of big performance and noise differences;
3. Whichever suits your needa, they're all very good, albeit Meshify is rather expensive. You can also check Lian Li Lancool II Mesh.

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Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
1. Don't use LL120, they're awful. Use Blacknoise eLoops instead, if you really want bling bling;
2. Check Arctic Liquid Freezer II or Alphacool Eisbaer Black instead of the H100i - again because of big performance and noise differences;
3. Whichever suits your needa, they're all very good, albeit Meshify is rather expensive. You can also check Lian Li Lancool II Mesh.


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if you have no plans to go for a custom loop the Meshify S2 is unnecessarily deep and the Meshify S2 can't hold 280/420 radiators up top unless you have some bare PCB low profile DIMMs and/or a super thin radiator. 240 or 360 are a non-issue though.

if you have no plans to go for a custom loop in the future and you genuinely don't prefer the looks of one over the other I'd probably go for the P500A, it's $50 cheaper.

build quality of my old P400S was vastly inferior to my Meshify S2, never worked with a P500 though.

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a list of better cases mostly with better options and mid-full tower sizes:


Newegg Cases Shopping List


i was undecided between the Lian Li LANCOOL II & the Fractal Design Vector RS.
i went with the Vector RS due to some better fan placement options.

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wouldn't put much faith in a reseller's "recommended" list, it's almost certainly just what has the largest margins lol. stick to independent reviews.

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Corsair H115i Pro
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Raijintek Morpheus II
Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2
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Acer XF270HU 27" 1440p
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Iris Plus 655
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wouldn't put much faith in a reseller's "recommended" list, it's almost certainly just what has the largest margins lol. stick to independent reviews.
i don't see any links or mentions of "reseller's" recommended anything here. one link to a review video and one link to my personal shopping list of cases that i've checked out over the passed few months.

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my bad, I'm dumb

at a glance it looked vaguely like the Newegg Shell Shocker emails you get.

Intel i9 9900K Coffee Lake @ X8 5309mhz (+47.5%)
AMD FX-8320 Vishera @ X4 5022mhz (+43.5%)
Intel i5 4690K Haswell @ X4 5013mhz (+43.2%)
AMD X4 960T Zosma @ X6 4870mhz (+62.3%)
Intel i7 6700 Skylake @ X4 4709mhz (+38.5%)
Intel i5 6400 Skylake @ X4 4588mhz (+69.9%)
2 OP pls nerf
(24 items)
NUC U
(9 items)
CPU
i9 9900K
Motherboard
AsRock Z390 Taichi
GPU
MSI GTX 1080 Ti
RAM
G.Skill DDR4 4133 32GB
Hard Drive
XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe 2TB
Hard Drive
HP EX950 NVMe 2TB
Hard Drive
2x Samsung 860 1TB RAID 0
Hard Drive
WD Blue 4TB SSD
Power Supply
Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750w
Cooling
Corsair H115i Pro
Cooling
Raijintek Morpheus II
Case
Fractal Design Meshify S2
Operating System
Windows 10 Education x64
Monitor
Acer XF270HU 27" 1440p
Monitor
LG 24UD58 24" 4K
Keyboard
CoolerMaster MK730 (MX Blue)
Mouse
Glorious Model D
Mousepad
X-Ray 27" x 14"
Audio
Klipsch PowerGate
Audio
Schiit Hel
Audio
Micca RB42
Audio
Philips Fidelio X2
Audio
Philips SHP9500S
Audio
Audio Technica ATH-M50X
CPU
i3 8109U
Motherboard
Intel NUC8i3BEH
GPU
Iris Plus 655
RAM
Kingston DDR4 2400 16GB
Hard Drive
Mushkin Pilot NVMe 1TB
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Windows 10 Professional
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I would not be surprised if dat new Lian Li mesh soldout. Hell, i'm eye'in it for my backup rig.

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ASROCK TAICHI X370
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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
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WD Blue SSD 2TB
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Case
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I thought for a second about LC IIM but I glanced at my 330X and both painting done and frontal dust filter convinced me I don't need to change it.

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Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
Samsung Evo 860
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Seasonic Focus Plus 750W
Cooling
Artcic Liquid Freezer II 360mm
Cooling
Front Arctic P14 PWM PST x2
Cooling
Top Arctic P14 x2
Cooling
Back Arctic P12
Case
LianLi 330X
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