Anyone here well versed in PC Cases? What's the best thermal performance ATX case I can get for under $150?

ProtoflareX

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Planning to build a new rig soon and am in the process of picking the parts. I'm planning on some overclocking, so I figured I would spend some time researching PC cases that facilitate temperature moderation even with higher clocks. Anyone know some ATX cases that fulfill my needs for under $150?
 

WildCard999

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The H500 has good thermal performance as well as it's easily to work with and looks good imho (the glass on the side is nice to showcase the system). It comes with two fans however your better off replacing them with quieter fans plus the replacement fans have better airflow, two 120mm for the top/rear as exhaust and two 140mm fans for intake.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.04 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($10.39 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($10.39 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 120 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 120 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $107.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-06 16:11 EST-0500



If your looking at liquid cooling then I'd consider the Lian-Li dual chamber case. This case comes with 3 fans but can handle up to 12 fans and has a few different places for a radiator.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: Lian-Li - PC-O11AIR RGB ATX Full Tower Case ($124.23 @ B&H)
Total: $124.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-06 16:17 EST-0500
 

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