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2018/10/11 05:15:33 (permalink)
So I am starting to gather the components for a complete new build coming up.
Have the EVGA RTX 2080 TI FTW3 on pre-order.
Also have an i9 9900k on pre-order.
Waiting for the Z390 Dark MB from EVGA.
 
Time to decide on a new case. Seriously considering either the DG 86 or DG 87 EVGA case.
It appears the only difference is the DG 87 also has buttons for fan speed rather than just software. Wonder if that would be worth it?
Also do these cases have removeable motherboard trays?
 
Thanks for any feedback, 

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/12 12:47:34 (permalink)
    Be sure to check out the PSU "filter" on the DG 7* series. EVGA doesn't show off any images of it, due to how bad of a filter it is. It's just dust filter fabric, no edge at all around it to make it easier to reinstall without having to tip the case all the way over. The version with RGB logo, you can't see the front logo at all on the white version. Some of the reviews i have seen, they show higher temps with the front panel cover on it.
     
    My advice, check out what other mfg offer before you decide. You can better cases with more features for less money.  
     
     
     
     
    post edited by MSim - 2018/10/13 17:24:20
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/13 02:49:30 (permalink)
    Ok thanks much, I will certainly try to do more research and check out some other offerings.

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/13 17:33:36 (permalink)
    I updated my other post. Some reason i thought you was asking about the DG-7* series case. 
     
    The issues i have seen people report about evga DG-8* case.
    • Bottom right side fan spot is blocked by 90%
    • White led lights can turn yellow on you
    • Shipping is expensive if ordered from evga.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/13 17:38:02 (permalink)
    Did you forget that you can Edit your Posts
    EVGA DG-87 Full Tower UPS Ground (Approx. 3 ~ 4 days) ($27.89) This is not so expensive.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/10/13 17:42:02



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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/13 17:59:08 (permalink)
    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/13 18:00:58 (permalink)
    transdogmifier
    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.

    Nope they do not, but you can use an external one if really needed.
    I started to move away for DVD Drives and so this year.
    I if need one I connect it up use it and disconnect when done.
    Lots of other type USB device out now to cover my rear.
    But still need them for my Fan & Pump Controllers and what not for custom water loops.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/10/13 18:18:03



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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/14 04:02:50 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback guys!
    No concern on shipping for me, I can get through Amazon with free two day shipping.
     
    Still weighing options though, not quite decided yet on the case.

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/18 14:39:35 (permalink)
    MunkyMods makes an acrylic base that separates the "basement" from the rest of the case. It essentially adds a nice "floor" to work with.
    It helped me out with my build a great deal.
    Here is the link:
    http://smartcomputerstore-com.3dcartstores.com/EVGA-DG-8-8687-Basement-Cover-for-use-WITH-lighted-EVGA-panel_p_153.html
     

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/18 17:01:39 (permalink)
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    MunkyMods makes an acrylic base that separates the "basement" from the rest of the case. It essentially adds a nice "floor" to work with.
    It helped me out with my build a great deal.
    Here is the link:
    http://smartcomputerstore-com.3dcartstores.com/EVGA-DG-8-8687-Basement-Cover-for-use-WITH-lighted-EVGA-panel_p_153.html
     


    Very interesting, thanks for the info and the link.

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/18 19:14:51 (permalink)
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    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     




    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.
    post edited by Hoggle - 2018/10/18 19:16:29
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 02:23:30 (permalink)
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    transdogmifier
    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     




    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.


    That is what I am doing, only reason I would have needed one would have been for my current DVD drive, just going to go external for this new build. It is not very often I even use it anymore.
     
    I think I have pretty much decided on the DG-87 case for this build.
    post edited by d.burnette - 2018/10/19 02:24:32

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 03:01:45 (permalink)
    If you like EVGA DG-87 and you have place to install you will harder to find so unique case.
    Even if she look as conventional PC Case it's different. It's better oriented to show hardware and great for watercooling.
    I special like solution with cable on back side. They success to compensate at least 15-20 cm.
    Normal case would need 15 cm at least plus case size.
     
     
     
     
     
     


     
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 03:26:50 (permalink)
    Vlada011
    If you like EVGA DG-87 and you have place to install you will harder to find so unique case.
    Even if she look as conventional PC Case it's different. It's better oriented to show hardware and great for watercooling.
    I special like solution with cable on back side. They success to compensate at least 15-20 cm.
    Normal case would need 15 cm at least plus case size.
     

     
    Thanks - as for cooling the new 9900k, think I am going with the Corsair H150i Pro.
    I really don't want to get in elaborate full water coolers, and I know the H100i has been flawless on my 4820k for the last 5 years.
     

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 03:40:26 (permalink)
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    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     




    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.




    If you have a optical drive at the top of your case, it's not restricting air flow to any hardware.  What does restrict air flow is the right side panel on the DG-8* series case. The bottom fan air flow is restricted. 
     
     

     

     

     
    That is EVGA DG-86 shipping fee's from EVGA website.
     
     
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 03:57:27 (permalink)
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    If you like EVGA DG-87 and you have place to install you will harder to find so unique case.
    Even if she look as conventional PC Case it's different. It's better oriented to show hardware and great for watercooling.
    I special like solution with cable on back side. They success to compensate at least 15-20 cm.
    Normal case would need 15 cm at least plus case size.
     

     
    Thanks - as for cooling the new 9900k, think I am going with the Corsair H150i Pro.
    I really don't want to get in elaborate full water coolers, and I know the H100i has been flawless on my 4820k for the last 5 years.
     




    I suggest before you buy H150i PRO RGB to compare him with 115i PRO RGB.
    There is a chance to save more than 50$ for 5C temp difference. 
     
     


     
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 04:00:23 (permalink)
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    Vlada011
    If you like EVGA DG-87 and you have place to install you will harder to find so unique case.
    Even if she look as conventional PC Case it's different. It's better oriented to show hardware and great for watercooling.
    I special like solution with cable on back side. They success to compensate at least 15-20 cm.
    Normal case would need 15 cm at least plus case size.
     

     
    Thanks - as for cooling the new 9900k, think I am going with the Corsair H150i Pro.
    I really don't want to get in elaborate full water coolers, and I know the H100i has been flawless on my 4820k for the last 5 years.
     




    I suggest before you buy H150i PRO RGB to compare him with 115i PRO RGB.
    There is a chance to save more than 50$ for 5C temp difference. 
     

     
    Will check it out thanks.
     

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 09:40:31 (permalink)
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    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     

    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.

    If you have a optical drive at the top of your case, it's not restricting air flow to any hardware.  What does restrict air flow is the right side panel on the DG-8* series case. The bottom fan air flow is restricted. 
     

     
    That is EVGA DG-86 shipping fee's from EVGA website.
     

    A Bad Place to Create a Thread as you cannot attach images here.
    I get this From Today: *Same Cost for EVGA DG-86 or the EVGA DG-87 Case.
     
    My Location is Colorado
    MSim Your Location: Earth
    The Same Cost I posted in #5 above https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2867979 
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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 15:28:32 (permalink)
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    transdogmifier
    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     

    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.

    If you have a optical drive at the top of your case, it's not restricting air flow to any hardware.  What does restrict air flow is the right side panel on the DG-8* series case. The bottom fan air flow is restricted. 
     

     
    That is EVGA DG-86 shipping fee's from EVGA website.
     

    A Bad Place to Create a Thread as you cannot attach images here.
    I get this From Today: *Same Cost for EVGA DG-86 or the EVGA DG-87 Case.
     
    My Location is Colorado
    MSim Your Location: Earth
    The Same Cost I posted in #5 above https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2867979 




    The location you put on forums profile doesn't matter. It goes by shipping info on your account.
     
    Oklahoma it's showing $68 for shipping. A smart buyer would purchase from Newegg or Amazon over evga.com store.
     
     
     
     

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    Re: New case for new build? 2018/10/19 15:50:04 (permalink)
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    transdogmifier
    I like the EVGA DG-87....but I need 5.25" bays..and I don't think any eVGA case has them.
     

    Regardless of brand you go with I think an external drive would be the best way to get the 5.25". Most of the good case companies have stopped adding them. You can do an drive by itself or an enclosure for using a drive you already own. By having it outside of the case you allow for better airflow and less cables running inside.

    If you have a optical drive at the top of your case, it's not restricting air flow to any hardware.  What does restrict air flow is the right side panel on the DG-8* series case. The bottom fan air flow is restricted. 
     

     
    That is EVGA DG-86 shipping fee's from EVGA website.
     

    A Bad Place to Create a Thread as you cannot attach images here.
    I get this From Today: *Same Cost for EVGA DG-86 or the EVGA DG-87 Case.
     
    My Location is Colorado
    MSim Your Location: Earth
    The Same Cost I posted in #5 above https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2867979 

    The location you put on forums profile doesn't matter. It goes by shipping info on your account.
    Oklahoma it's showing $68 for shipping. A smart buyer would purchase from Newegg or Amazon over evga.com store.

    States next to each other, odd.
     
    "A smart buyer would purchase from Newegg or Amazon over evga.com store."
    Depends, shipping from EVGA is Cheaper than the Taxes that Amazon & Newegg Now Charge Colorado.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/10/19 15:51:33



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