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Windows 7: Which case to buy?

31 Oct 2014   #1
Arc

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Which case to buy?

I need to change my case, as it is suffocating despite of cleaning up, and there is not enough space for extra fans for need.

I searched for cases, liked two models.
Please suggest me which one will be the better among them. They are of similar price, but properties are different. It makes it difficult to decide.

Thanks a lot.

P.S. I am not a gamer, I dont overclock, too. So not opting for a heavier case.


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31 Oct 2014   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I'll recommend mostly to care how large is the PC Case and how much height the Processor fan the case can handle since it does looks you're not watercooling.
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31 Oct 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Arc give us a U.S. dollar amount you are willing to spend on the case.
Is your motherbaord a Micro ATX or a ATX?

From what I have Googled it is a Micro ATX but I want to be sure.
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31 Oct 2014   #4
Arc

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Thank you.

Both the cases costs within 81.33 USD. And my existing motherboard is a micro ATX one.
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31 Oct 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a look at this. It supports mATX which means Micro ATX.
You can find them in a lot of places for about $100.00.
I know of no case at that price that will come close the quality and versatility.

I have not been able to find a negative review on this case.
I would buy one in a heart beat if I need a case.


Phanteks- Enthoo Pro



Amazon.com: phanteks case


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31 Oct 2014   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Thanks for the recommendation. Though I doubt that this brand will be available in my area, but I will search.

One more question please .... what makes it different for a top mounted PSU and a PSU at the bottom?
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31 Oct 2014   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Archie, from a purely mechanical point of view having the PSU at the bottom lowers the centre of gravity, making the case more stable.

The other plus is it means the PSU takes it's input air from the coolest part of the case

the last system I built was based around this case



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerocool-X-W...cool+red+devil

Can take up to 5 120mm fans, 2 front, 1 top rear, and two side - Lots of mesh panels - designed for gaming and cat take a 400mm long graphics card
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31 Oct 2014   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Thank you Nigel. So my choice will be a case having the PSU slot not at the top. Though the phrase "top mounted PSU" attracted me, I will not deny!
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31 Oct 2014   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

If you mount the PSU at the top the intake will be placed above the Processor and / or the graphics card so will draw in hot air, if the PSU is at the bottom I can be set to draw cool air from under the bottom of the case and exhaust directly out of the back of the case so does not add heat inside the case
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31 Oct 2014   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've bought only two cases so far, both of which I had to modify the holy, hairy snot out of just to get them to somewhat satisfy me. Many new cases that have come out may have some really nice design improvements but they still have glaring flaws that would be difficult to impossible to mod. No more. I'm tired of compromising.

Even though I have yet to move my computer from its current case to the one I recently modified, I'm already making plans and accumulating parts for the next case which will be pretty much 100% homebrew, right down to the HDD cages, etc. With this case, I'm trying hard to think outside the box (pardon the bad pun) and forget about traditional arrangements and designs of various parts. The case frame will hold modules that can be swapped out to accommodate new technology so it won't be necessary to mod or replace the entire case. It will also be air and dust tight and quiet.
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