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New Case for PC Gaming Build.
Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 12:39 pm
I'm looking for a good case under $60. Looking for places to put many fans, at least 5 or more.

Any suggestions?

This is my build.

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case
Graphics:AMD Radeon HD 7750
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply


This post was edited on 11/26 at 6:36 pm

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Posted by stout on 11/26 at 12:53 pm to GeauxTime9
I like this for a cheap case with lots of fan options

LINK



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Posted by tom on 11/26 at 12:54 pm to GeauxTime9
I just bought a $30 case from newegg. It's mostly plastic, but it's big enough to fit everything and has reasonably good airflow. I was going to link it for you, but it is now discontinued.

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Looking for places to put many fans, at least 5 or more.


You are probably doing more harm than good with that many fans.



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 1:01 pm to tom
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You are probably doing more harm than good with that many fans.


Really? This is my first build. So, i figured the more fans you run the cooler. How many should i look at running? Thanks



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Posted by Hulkklogan on 11/26 at 1:07 pm to tom
By the time you pay for 5 fans and run all of that, you should just go water cooled.


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Posted by bluebarracuda on 11/26 at 1:23 pm to Hulkklogan
Lulz

5 fans would be about $60, full custom loop is $300+.

5 fans is a perfect amount for a case. Id do an exhaust out the bsck and top with 3 intakes



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 1:25 pm to bluebarracuda
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By the time you pay for 5 fans and run all of that, you should just go water cooled.


Yeah, i'm new to building gaming pc's but i think your are completely wrong about this.



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 1:28 pm to GeauxTime9
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Id do an exhaust out the bsck and top with 3 intakes


Never heard of intake fans?

I was planning on just ordering a few fans and sticking them in there? Is that not the best way to do it?



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Posted by stout on 11/26 at 1:33 pm to GeauxTime9
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I was planning on just ordering a few fans and sticking them in there? Is that not the best way to do it?



Turn it one way and it takes in air. Turn it the other and it blows air out.

I know it's rather new and amazing technology.



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 1:39 pm to stout
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Turn it one way and it takes in air. Turn it the other and it blows air out.


ahhhhh hahah



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Posted by LSU Coyote on 11/26 at 1:41 pm to GeauxTime9
Cheap:

Corsair Carbide Series 300R
$64.99
LINK




What I would buy:

Caselabs Merlin SM8
$349.99
LINK



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Posted by tom on 11/26 at 1:41 pm to GeauxTime9
It's not how many fans, it's how the air flows through the case. The default setup is a cpu fan blowing hot air off the cpu heat sink, one fan in the front near the hard drives sucking air into the box and one fan in the back around the level of the cpu blowing air out.

You want the air to flow in at the front and out through the back. If you have too many fans, the air will not flow straight through. Unless you have a case completely crammed with components (crammed enough to form a barrier that air cannot easily pass through), or your CPU and video card(s) are extremely far from your airflow (they almost certainly aren't), you only need 1 intake and 1 exhaust.



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Posted by LSU Coyote on 11/26 at 1:44 pm to GeauxTime9
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Id do an exhaust out the bsck and top with 3 intakes

Terrible idea, hot air rises. Plus dust usually settles down.

Exhaust exhaust and front/side as intakes.

Exhaust fans are more important than intake. None of this matters to much as it is about air movement and not circulation.



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Posted by LSU Coyote on 11/26 at 1:45 pm to GeauxTime9
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So, i figured the more fans you run the cooler. How many should i look at running?

1 intake and 2 exhaust is good enough.



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Posted by ILikeLSUToo on 11/26 at 1:56 pm to LSU Coyote
Ah, the Merlin. Nice, but I think way too overpriced.

My favorite airflow setup is one rear exhaust, one top exhaust, one front intake, and one side intake. They don't need to be super performance fans. Sleeve bearings with 30-50 cfm that are less than 30db at full speed. 120mm, not 80mm. Just needs a constant movement of air, not super-fast like a radiator would need.

If you're buying a high-end video card, find one with cooling that has more than one exit point for exhaust. So, pretty much any non-reference PCB card. The reference designs with the stock cooler focus on rear exhaust which actually creates more air restriction.

Another virtually silent cooling solution would be a Corsair H80 on your CPU in a push/pull configuration out the back of your case, with one additional intake and one additional exhaust using quiet 120mm fans. It will cut down on the noise of a stock CPU cooler, that's for sure. Video card's a different story. All depends on the cooler mounted on it.


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Posted by LSU Coyote on 11/26 at 2:12 pm to ILikeLSUToo
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Ah, the Merlin. Nice, but I think way too overpriced.

I know right. Also the config on want is $420.

I just love how you can slide out the MOBO tray like a test bench.



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 3:14 pm to LSU Coyote
LINK

Thinking about the case. Anyone have any thoughts?



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Posted by LSU Coyote on 11/26 at 3:20 pm to GeauxTime9
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Thinking about the case. Anyone have any thoughts?

The 1 stout posted for $40 bucks is better IMO. Plus that one has a cheesy LED case fan.



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Posted by bluebarracuda on 11/26 at 3:25 pm to GeauxTime9
Whatever you do, stay away from antec cases at that price range!

The nzxt phantoms are only $80 right now on newegg if they're still in stock. Some people think its an odd looking case but I love it (plus its got great cooling and cable management)



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Posted by GeauxTime9 on 11/26 at 3:34 pm to bluebarracuda
Will i be able to hook up 5 fans to this power supply?
LINK



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