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Windows 7: Thinking of changing new case, suggestion?

20 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
Thinking of changing new case, suggestion?

Hello guys, i'm thinking of changing a new case the next month after i finish my exam. The reason why i want to replace the current one because i might also consider to buy a new NVIDIA GTX graphic card, maybe GTX 580. So now my current case is small, just a normal case, it gain heat quickly, no good in vendelation, and there few days it keep Restarting itself because of over temperature of the CPU, and I did make an observation on the temperature on the Bios when i turn on the computer.
Another reason i want to change to new case because the cable is too messy, is hard to manage it, and when i want to add new RAM or anything, the cable is also one of the problem that keep me from completing it faster, waste my time.
One more is about the HDD. Currently i have about 4 hard disk, which my current case cant fit in another one, so i buy a external case for my 1.5 TB hard disk as a temporary solution. The point is i want to have more slot for expansion too.

Well, what you guys can suggest for me? What case you guys think that can suit what i need for gaming too? You can check on my spec too if you want to know what i'm currently using now, and... I'm not really into high end gaming now as you can see on my spec, i still working on getting better hardware.

I'm thinking about the cooler master case, or you guys have any other suggestion? Should i just buy a mid or a full tower case? I'm also thinking about a full tower case in case next time i want to add more hardware, so i dont need to worry about the space.

If possible, let me know which is more worth it and cheaper, i dont have so much bugget. Thanks guys, hope to see reply soon. :)

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20 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a Corsair Carbide 500R that I used on my new build. It has good air flow, quiet and has room to run the motherboard power cables behind the motherboard for a cleaner installation.

For additional cable management consider a fully modular power supply.
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20 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

So do you think I need to use this kind of casing for gaming or better management of hardware? I just go and take a look at the case, which i think is quite good, and it said it has integrated dust filters? Is that mean that it will filter the dust automatically?
Is there anything i should know before asking further question?
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20 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

Here is the description of the 400R and 500R cases (the 400R is black, the 500R has white side panels).

There are other cases, just what I used and one to consider

Carbide Series
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20 Nov 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Choosing a case is some what a personal decision. Looking at my specs will tell you what I have chose. Things to think on when choosing a case and my guide lines.

1. Choose a case bigger than what you need now. It just makes things easier to work with now and later.
2. Choose a case that has behind the motherboard tray wire management. Helps with looks and air flow and keep the harness out of the way.
3. Choose one that makes it easy to get to the back of the cpu cooler mounting.
4. Choose one that has great air flow and the ability to improve upon if needed or desired. Incoming air filters preferred.
5. Choose one that has the front panel with the connections you want or has the ability to add them.
6. Choose one (my choice) with a bottom mounting for the power supply. It keep the power supply away from the motherboard and allows for easier and neater harness management.
Options to look for and things to check.
1. Movable drive bays. You will be able to remove some of them if not needed or mover them around inside the case for better air flow.
2. Check the measurements. Some so called Full Size cases are smaller than some Mid Size cases. Don't be fooled by the name. I also consider the weight. Cases made out of the same material a heaver case will be stronger and in my opinion better quality.
3. Tool less cases are very handy but not necessary.
4. Choose a brand name that has a good reputation.
Keeping those things in mind when you do your research. It will take some time.
5. A modular power supply is a plus when building a computer.
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21 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

Hmm, i have read all what you said. the brand doesnt matter right? Well, can you recommend some case from cooler master, or whatever is it, for me and have the specification that you mention?
For instant, i can afford price that is more or less than the C/MASTER STORM SCOUT CHASSIS, so anything from that range to higher price should be okay, so any recommendation and have what you mention above?
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21 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black 1 $ 49.99 $ 49.99

Purchase this wonderful case at Tiger Direct. Came with 2 big fans and one was LED lighted. Front of case had blue led lights and side cover had a smoked Plexiglas see thru insert. I researched a lot of cases, but for the price and quality this case really was great! I use it for a gaming case and also do graphic design. Case is far from a cheap case and I wondered how they made a profit from selling it that low. It is at Newegg for 49 bucks

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21 Nov 2012   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

My last build I used the 400R and really like it. It can have up to 10 fans, so lots of ventilation. The bottom has a filter for the PSU and one fan. The front also has some filtering but the side does not. They do have filters that you can buy also. Here are a few pictures of my rig.

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21 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello ;

I am using Cooler Master 690 II plus chassis . It has a room for up to 3 vga cards, high-end CPU coolers, top or bottom mount water cooling radiator. It also features much improved airflow with oversized mesh and enough space for up to 10 fans. I have installed 6 in mine . Maintenance will be a easy with the tool-free drive bays and CPU cooler retention hole.

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21 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

I'm sorry for the short reply, i'm currently have my pc take to repair at my friend's house, so cant type much using a phone, again sorry about that.
Well, i have look through the case you guys suggest to me and you guys also posted some photo or the case, which i think is awesome too, and i'm still considering which one i like the most and should get it.

And from what i check, most of the case you guys show here have tool free driver bay right? I even check on the case on the main site of cooler master, notice that most of the case have the tool free driver bay for easier installation or hard disk and so on. And most of the case also have included fans when we buy it right? Or some case just say that we can install how many fans but didnt come with the case?

I mean, the description did say the rear the side or whatever have how many fans etc right?

I'll like to buy fans too if the case doesnt have fans? Well, because my room is quite hot without switching on the air conditioner, so the case and the hardware gets heat up quickly too. I need good ventilation too.
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