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Looking for a well ventilated case under $65

The_8_Bit_Zombie

14 months ago

I'm looking for a black case with no red and no sharp/jagged edges. Glass is nice, but not required. Most important thing is ventilation, as I'm going to be overclocking an i5-8600K.

What are some good options? Here's my current parts list for compatibility: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PZRxWD

Thank you!

Comments

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The problems with cases that are under that price point is that they usually come with a lack fo fans or really lackluster ones.

I would suggest something like the Enthoo Pro M (TG or regular) which is a really solid case. It comes in all black finish, has a lot of space for any parts, is well designed and actually comes with 2 fairly decent fans. You can buy a single fan to add as a second front intake if you want to or put it at the top for some VRM cooling since you will be OCing.

I do want to point out that cooler might have a hard time cooling the 8600K and its 6 cores once OCed. If you want something more stable, I would recommend the appropriate Scythe cooler or something like this Phanteks cooler.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gc8Zxr/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dxbk

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the information! I can't find an Enthoo Pro M that fits my budget sadly (they all seem to be $100, except for an out of stock Ebay listing), are there any cheaper versions?

Thank you for the cooler advice! That's really good to know. I'll use the Phanteks.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Try this one. It has three RGB fans, Tempered Glass, and Mesh front for excellent ventilation.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6qPKHx/cooler-master-masterbox-mb500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcb-b500d-kgnn-s00

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That one looks really good, thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Cougar MX330 seems pretty decent for that price. It has a mesh front panel, PSU shroud, and a magnetic top dust filter, might be worth looking into.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I made some changes to your build and selected a case I think you will like. Updated the CPU cooler, better memory, better SSD, better PSU, better monitor.

Monitor has connectors that face vertical instead of horizontal which is easier on the connectors. It is VESA compatible in case you ever want to mount it on a stand with another monitor. Also, fully adjustable and integrated speakers.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $279.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Phanteks - PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $137.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin - PILOT 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8GB Video Card $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.08 @ B&H
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan ARCTIC - Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor HP - VH240a 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1312.85
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1257.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-12 14:05 EDT-0400
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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll take a look at that one.

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