Question Are Lc Power Cases any good?

Phaaze88

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You may have some difficulty getting a direct answer to the thread title, as most of the TH forum members are located in North America - LC Power is based in Germany.

Taking a look at some of the images, the chassis looks okay, but... I don't see how, or where, air is supposed to enter this chassis from the front...
It should be fine for an APU only build - low power cpu and gpus should be okay as well in regards to thermals.
 

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You may have some difficulty getting a direct answer to the thread title, as most of the TH forum members are located in North America - LC Power is based in Germany.

Taking a look at some of the images, the chassis looks okay, but... I don't see how, or where, air is supposed to enter this chassis from the front...
It should be fine for an APU only build - low power cpu and gpus should be okay as well in regards to thermals.
Alright thanks for the answer, most people told me to avoid this one.

How about this one
Cooler Master MASTERBOX TD500L
It's like 10$ more expenisve
 

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Hard to say. I can't find any reviews on this chassis that AREN'T slideshows - and...
"The subtle placement of ventilation on the front panel balances aesthetics and efficiency by pulling air in on each side. Trim, that borders the entire panel, keeps the ventilation out of view by angling inward."
^Straight from the product page. Sounds like marketing fluff to me... but it's also counterproductive.
Due to how close the fancy mirror pane will be to the fans, you'll be forced to get high static pressure - at least 2.0mm-H2O - to get around the restriction created by that.
Problem is, very few RGB fans have static pressure that high, and to not use RGB fans to match with the mirror pane won't sit well with a number of users.
 

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Hard to say. I can't find any reviews on this chassis that AREN'T slideshows - and...
"The subtle placement of ventilation on the front panel balances aesthetics and efficiency by pulling air in on each side. Trim, that borders the entire panel, keeps the ventilation out of view by angling inward."
^Straight from the product page. Sounds like marketing fluff to me... but it's also counterproductive.
Due to how close the fancy mirror pane will be to the fans, you'll be forced to get high static pressure - at least 2.0mm-H2O - to get around the restriction created by that.
Problem is, very few RGB fans have static pressure that high, and to not use RGB fans to match with the mirror pane won't sit well with a number of users.
Hmmm yea it's really hard to find a case that I like but that has a lot of airflow :D
I mean I am not that much of an RBG fan or something, I like clean looks as well.
I found for example
MASTERBOX Q300L TUF
Which is solid looking and it seems to have excellent airflow for the price, but I just hate that there is no PSU compartment (or whatever the thing that covers the PSU is called), if you know a case that is in like 40$ - 60$ price range, with good airflow I am open to suggestions :) . Anyways thank you.
 

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I think that one's even worse than the last one.
Q300/500, Lite 3/5, all bad - airflow issues. Avoid.

What currency do you use? Or provide a link to a store you prefer to buy from?
Also, budget limit?

Here you go:
I use RSD currency,
https://viphouse.rs/c/kucista/27082 (would prefer this site, since on other sites, there aren't a lot to choose from maybe because of the corona virus)
And my budget is, around 60$ which is around 6200 RSD.
Don't really want to spend that much on a case, I would rather invest it into a better PSU, since I am building the PC from the scratch.

Edit:
I found this one
https://www.gigabyte.com/rs/Chassis/GB-C200G#kf
but I am not sure if it can fit a micro atx mobo
 
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LC Power 979B - it's a mid tower chassis.
Fractal Design Core 1000 - M-ATX chassis, no real options for cable manangement; better have a modular psu for it, no window.
Fractal Design Focus i - mid tower, but cable management space behind the motherboard area is limited.
LC Power 984B - mid tower
Cooler Master E500L - mid tower, limited cable management, no window, sliding front panel; you'll either love it or hate it.

I found this one
https://www.gigabyte.com/rs/Chassis/GB-C200G#kf
but I am not sure if it can fit a micro atx mobo
It supports M-ATX: https://www.gigabyte.com/rs/Chassis/GB-C200G/sp#sp
 

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LC Power 979B - it's a mid tower chassis.
Fractal Design Core 1000 - M-ATX chassis, no real options for cable manangement; better have a modular psu for it, no window.
Fractal Design Focus i - mid tower, but cable management space behind the motherboard area is limited.
LC Power 984B - mid tower
Cooler Master E500L - mid tower, limited cable management, no window, sliding front panel; you'll either love it or hate it.


It supports M-ATX: https://www.gigabyte.com/rs/Chassis/GB-C200G/sp#sp
I don't mind the look of LC Power 984B
But what do you think about the gygabyte one? Because It looks cool and It has the grills for airflow. It's above my budget a little bit but I think I can manage.
 

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I don't mind the look of LC Power 984B
But what do you think about the gygabyte one? Because It looks cool and It has the grills for airflow. It's above my budget a little bit but I think I can manage.
It looks OK, but I can't find any reviews for it - actually, I do, but they're video showcases, and those aren't reviews...
The closer the fans are to the glass panel, the worse they'll perform, so if you can mount fans behind the fan cage instead of in front, they'll have more breathing room.
 

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It looks OK, but I can't find any reviews for it - actually, I do, but they're video showcases, and those aren't reviews...
The closer the fans are to the glass panel, the worse they'll perform, so if you can mount fans behind the fan cage instead of in front, they'll have more breathing room.
I might take the risk with it, It looks decent and the airflow is existent even if it's not the best. So it is the golden mean for me :)
Thank you for all the help!
 

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