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2018/08/10 10:11:28 (permalink)
Greetings all!
Just wanted a few opinions on a couple cases. I've narrowed it down to 2 but I'm still open to ideas.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112582
And
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139100
I like the lian li for the dual chamber to mount ssd drives and mech drives behind the mobo compartment.
 
Last, is it worth the extra cash to get the samsung m.2 970 pro vs the evo version. 
 
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 10:27:30 (permalink)
I always buy the Pro SSD, longer warranty and usually a speed boost

Plans for the case:  Air cooled, AIO or full custom loop ?
 
I'd look at EVGA, Thermaltake, & Phanteks cases also

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 13:27:55 (permalink)
Lian-Li and Corsair make some nice cases. They don't cheap out on the dust filters like evga is known for. A reason why evga doesn't show images of it's dust filters on DG-7* series case.
 
The speed difference between pro vs evo, you won't notice it. The real question, is the longer warranty worht it to you.
 

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 14:23:33 (permalink)
It will be AIO for as I'm not that experienced in setting loops up. EK has a pretty simple pre configured setup with rad, pump, res, and CPU block only that I was thinking about trying but it quite a bit more expensive that an AIO.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADUK7FS3622&cm_re=ekwb-_-9SIADUK7FS3622-_-Product
 
I love EVGA products but the case branding is a bit to much for my tastes.
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 14:32:57 (permalink)
I kind of like the Liam-Li cases but both are good and as said above it really depends on what you are going to be doing. Also as for the warranty being longer SSD drives are pretty reliable as long as you get a good brand. Not to say gad drives don't come out but it's the kind of thing where it's unlikely you will use a SSD for over a year and have a problem with it. That is until the chips are spent and stop wanting to hold information but that is likely to be outside of any warranty anyway. I just feel that with no moving parts an SSD is pretty reliable.
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 14:41:59 (permalink)
What size MB are you going to use ?
 
My E-ATX MBs sure made the case list very short for my builds

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 17:46:40 (permalink)
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What size MB are you going to use ?
 
My E-ATX MBs sure made the case list very short for my builds



Just a normal ATX. Maximus X Code Z370 
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 20:33:53 (permalink)
Lian- Li can be hit and miss.   They had a period there where none of their cases really impressed me all that much.  Lots of glam, little substance. 

I've been a fan of the non flashy Corsair and that 500D makes my list of potential replacement cases.  

SSD?   I personally think Samsung is a bit too happy with themselves.  But when I do buy Samsung SSD's it's always the lower priced EVO's.

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 23:14:39 (permalink)
I recommend Phanteks. Seems like the best bang for the buck with all of the good features. It's what I use and I'm completely satisfied. 
 
If you're willing to wait a month this case is an amazing value: https://www.newegg.com/Pr...x?Item=N82E16811853064
 
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/10 23:37:44 (permalink)
 
You should get a Cooler Master case. You will be very happy.

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/11 07:16:05 (permalink)
Thanks for all the replies everyone. Seems maybe I need to widen my range. I was hoping to stay with a white case, just to go with a few fans and white sleeved cables I was going to get. Thx for all the input ladies and gents.
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/11 08:35:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby -Jinky- 2018/08/12 05:52:53
Not so happy with Cooler Master's designs right now.
 
Anyway between the two you are looking at I have to say the 500D is not bad BUT if cash is not so much of a worry the 500D SE is really good. That is why it is sold out in many stores right now.
 
The 970 evo is a very fine M.2 and if you buy a 500GB or 1TB that will be plenty fast.

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/11 10:08:15 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby -Jinky- 2018/08/12 05:52:33
Thermaltake, & Phanteks cases give great Value & are quality cases
- good air flow
- decent stock fans
- air filters
- No sharp edges
 
Thermaltake - some are white ---> look at X5 or X9 if cube style is OK
 
Phanteks

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/12 10:23:25 (permalink)
Here is a Lian-Li that I am considering using in an upcoming build. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFST6V10078

The Corsair 500D was an alternative consideration.  It was much cheaper when I looked at it.

https://www.newegg.com/Pr...x?Item=N82E16811139126

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/12 10:37:39 (permalink)
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Here is a Lian-Li that I am considering using in an upcoming build. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFST6V10078

The Corsair 500D was an alternative consideration.  It was much cheaper when I looked at it.

https://www.newegg.com/Pr...x?Item=N82E16811139126


The Lian Li price for that model is very good on Newegg.

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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/12 19:32:22 (permalink)
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Here is a Lian-Li that I am considering using in an upcoming build. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAFST6V10078

The Corsair 500D was an alternative consideration.  It was much cheaper when I looked at it.

https://www.newegg.com/Pr...x?Item=N82E16811139126




Well I missed out on the 500D and you were correct, when I looked it was on sale for $179.99. That Lian Li is pretty good looking and on sale too. Finally got some free time to sit down and check into a lot of different options.
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/14 20:05:30 (permalink)
So I was able to pick up that Lian Li in black after Newegg said they were sold out from all the pre-orders. I guess they got a few more in stock and I was able to snag one up. One last thing I wanted to ask you pros, what AIO should I go for, and can you recommend some companies that make solid case fans? I know Corsair has some but they get pretty expensive fast for the amount that I need/want. *edit* I was talking about RGB ones, but I especially liked the style where it was just the edge of the ring on the fan that had the lighting.
Links to a couple AIO's I was looking at :
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181139
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146065
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX5VK6087
 
Thanks again for all your advice/input, it's been very helpful and greatly appreciated.
 
 
post edited by -Jinky- - 2018/08/14 20:20:57
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Re: Case/ssd choices 2018/08/15 09:08:37 (permalink)
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So I was able to pick up that Lian Li in black after Newegg said they were sold out from all the pre-orders. I guess they got a few more in stock and I was able to snag one up. One last thing I wanted to ask you pros, what AIO should I go for, and can you recommend some companies that make solid case fans? I know Corsair has some but they get pretty expensive fast for the amount that I need/want. *edit* I was talking about RGB ones, but I especially liked the style where it was just the edge of the ring on the fan that had the lighting.
Links to a couple AIO's I was looking at :
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181139
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146065
 
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX5VK6087
 
Thanks again for all your advice/input, it's been very helpful and greatly appreciated.
 
 




If you like RGB, i would probably go with Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB 360mm Radiator. A big plus for Corsair is it's new ICUE Software. The other AIO listed can't touch Corsair ICUE software features. You could always upgrade the case fans with Corsair RGB fans down the road.
 

 
 

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