Vlada0117000 series is good choice if price is lower, but if price is same then better go on 9000 series.I suggest Lian Li PC V-3000 case or Lian Li PC-O11 WXC depend of style you want. Lian Li PC-V3000 is on huge discount in USA and materials are better then on other PC cases. https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112573?Description=Lian%20Li%20pc-v3000&cm_re=Lian_Li_pc-v3000-_-9SIAFST6XC2791-_-Product Aluminium is material worthy of processors you want, standard steel used for PC cases is not.
Vlada011It's much lighter and process of production of Lian Li is great, they cut and connect aluminum panels nicely and case and it's really enjoying touching and looking their cases. When you use in hand, light, strong construction with smooth surface it's totaly different impression, simply we didn't use that case of that size is so light. Tempered glass influence a lot of weight and 2-3 sides are glass then it's half weight of case or even more.Because of him building in their cases is real enjoying. When you touch smooth panels aluminum you know that's right material for every PC cases. Off course PC case made from stainless steel with intention to stay on one place only without move is maybe maybe better, I'm not sure, I never saw that.
bcavnaughhttps://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112573 looks like this https://www.newegg.com/black-thermaltake-core-x71-tg-edition-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811133331?Item=N82E16811133331 $149 In Stock Free ShippingNot as Long but would be Great for the X299 Dark On Air, I had one installed under Custom CPU Water Loop.
rjohnson11bcavnaughhttps://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112573 looks like this https://www.newegg.com/black-thermaltake-core-x71-tg-edition-atx-full-tower/p/N82E16811133331?Item=N82E16811133331 $149 In Stock Free ShippingNot as Long but would be Great for the X299 Dark On Air, I had one installed under Custom CPU Water Loop. Not a fan of the Lian-Li front. I like to see my front fans personally.
Vlada011Hahahahaha Lian Li PC-O12 is only 169$.This case cost 400 euro as well. It's pure aluminum-tempered glass 100%.https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112559
Vlada0117000 series is good choice if price is lower, but if price is same then better go on 9000 series.
Vlada011That's not true, soldering have nothing with higher temperatures.Problem is because heat of series 9000 is directly connected with little better performance of new series.That's only way how Intel improve performance because they are almost same.Haswell-E no thermal paste but his temperatures are 15C cooler on stock clock in Prim95 then both processors for X299 chipset, only because Haswell-E is launched with far lower frequency thanks to lack of competition in that period. Instead to have new characteristics every generation Intel's next processors had performance of previous models little overclocked, with higher temperatures off course. If you buy Broadwell-E you got performance of 300MHz overclocked Haswell-E with higher temperatures (same as you OC Haswell-E), same is with Sandy Bridge-Ivy Bridge, Skylake 1st and 2nd. Intel sell us platform on that way years with almost zero changes in performance. No real next generation as Bulldozer-Zen. If you have Threadripper and Zen for competition and you don't have innovation, and it's time for new stuff off course that Skylake 2nd will be hotter then Skylake 1st. How to improve performance without new products with same temperatures.
bcavnaughI thought that this Thread was about "Looking for Case and Air Cooling options for X299 Dark" seems to be going off topic now.
orodrethThe choice of 9000 over 7000 was due to an understanding of the soldered heat sink and larger caches. The prices seem similar, but I am leaning toward i9-9960X.RAM choice right now is 2x16GB ... G.Skill F4-3200C14D-32GTZSK but will take any tips on whether 4x8GB or 4x16GB is better?I am open to liquid cooling the cpu, just have never done that, so any advice there is great. If air cooled, I am looking at be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 or Noctua DH-15. But again... ideas on liquid welcome.Back to the case. Lian Li aluminum is worth the price and the hype. Thermaltake is great too. I spent a lot of time going over the GamersNexus 2018 case cooling charts and the EATX+ that EVGA uses on X299 Dark narrows the case choices dramatically. Currently my thought is Fractal Design Meshify S2... or Lian Li 011 Air. Discuss... lol