Question best £70 case

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Hi, any suggestions on a good case around the £70 mark?
criteria:
pre installed rgb fans
good airflow
fits an atx build
preferably a tempered glass side panel
 

Barty1884

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At that pricepoint, it's probably going to be a case of pick 3 out of 4.

TG + RGB fans add to the price, and, with modern trends pushing to closed off front panels, "good airflow" is probably going to be sacrificed to hit the other options...

Enso Mesh - TG, RGB (2 fans included, just the one RGB fan + strips), ATX support. Pretty poor airflow.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/W3prxr/bitfenix-enso-mesh-black-atx-mid-tower-case-bfc-esm-150-kkwgk-rp
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitfenix-enso-mesh-mid-tower-atx-case,6007-3.html

Masterbox Pro5 RGB. TG, RGB (3x RGB fans), ATX support. Same, pretty poor airflow.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hWnG3C/cooler-master-masterbox-pro-5-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-mcy-b5p2-kwgn-01


I would consider looking at more budget-oriented TG case, and add RGB fans yourself.

Perhaps the Phanteks Eclipse P300 TG?
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FCs8TW/phanteks-eclipse-p300-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec300ptgbk
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phanteks-eclipse-p300-case,5244-4.html

Paired with, maybe MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB's?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan (£15.18 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan (£15.18 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £80.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-24 19:24 BST+0100
 
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At that pricepoint, it's probably going to be a case of pick 3 out of 4.

TG + RGB fans add to the price, and, with modern trends pushing to closed off front panels, "good airflow" is probably going to be sacrificed to hit the other options...

Enso Mesh - TG, RGB (2 fans included, just the one RGB fan + strips), ATX support. Pretty poor airflow.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/W3prxr/bitfenix-enso-mesh-black-atx-mid-tower-case-bfc-esm-150-kkwgk-rp
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitfenix-enso-mesh-mid-tower-atx-case,6007-3.html

Masterbox Pro5 RGB. TG, RGB (3x RGB fans), ATX support. Same, pretty poor airflow.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/hWnG3C/cooler-master-masterbox-pro-5-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-mcy-b5p2-kwgn-01


I would consider looking at more budget-oriented TG case, and add RGB fans yourself.

Perhaps the Phanteks Eclipse P300 TG?
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/FCs8TW/phanteks-eclipse-p300-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec300ptgbk
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phanteks-eclipse-p300-case,5244-4.html

Paired with, maybe MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB's?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan (£15.18 @ Amazon UK)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - MasterFan Pro 140 Air Pressure RGB 46.2 CFM 140mm Fan (£15.18 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £80.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-24 19:24 BST+0100
Thanks for the quick reply.
Does that phantoms case have good airflow?
 
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The Phanteks has decent Airflow , but not great , my oldest son has the case.
I am thinking about spending a bit more money and getting the nzxt h500 and installing some fans myself.What is the optimal way to set up fans in that case? I know the case comes with a top and back outtake fan. Is it worth getting fans for the front of it?
 
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Barty1884

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Thanks for the quick reply.
Does that phantoms case have good airflow?
Respectable, for what it is.

I am thinking about spending a bit more money and getting the nzxt h500 and installing some fans myself.What is the optimal way to set up fans in that case? I know the case comes with a top and back outtake fan. Is it worth getting fans for the front of it?
The H500 really relies on negative pressure (more out than in) , drawing air in through all possible openings in the case.
Personally, I wouldn't spend the extra 40% / 20quid on the H500 over the P300.
 
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Respectable, for what it is.



The H500 really relies on negative pressure (more out than in) , drawing air in through all possible openings in the case.
Personally, I wouldn't spend the extra 40% / 20quid on the H500 over the P300.
Cool, thanks for the advice, I think I’ll probably go for the p300.
 

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