[SOLVED] Choosing a case for my setup

Apr 8, 2020
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Hi Folks,

I have the following system and trying to pick a case, I have narrowed down the options to 4, but i am also open for another suggestions.

1 - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ycbCmG/corsair-275r-airflow-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011182-ww

2 - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/K6848d/corsair-icue-465x-rgb-atx-mid-tower-case-cc-9011188-ww

3 - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G766Mp/cooler-master-mastercase-h500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcm-h500-ignn-s00

4 - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/v622FT/cooler-master-masterbox-td500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcb-d500d-kann-s00

I care about temperature as much as the looks. That is why I have mesh and non-mesh ones. Could you please help me to choose one?

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dvN94n

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON MAX WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($699.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1247.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 08:29 EDT-0400
 

Phaaze88

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Thanks for the suggestion, but again PSU was a gift from my wedding. As I have asked lutfij, what will be the problem in running this rig with this PSU?
Imma just quote this part of this post from Jonnyguru, a known psu expert:
[The following are my "it will do" suggestions. They all have double forward topologies. I wouldn't use any of the below, but if you're on a really tight budget, they are options. Keep in mind, if you use a high end graphics card like an Nvidia 20 series (Turing) or AMD Vega or 5000 series, the main transformer is going to squeal like a pig. All of the below suggestions DO have DC to DC for the +3.3V and +5V (i.e.: They are not group regulated).

Corsair: CX-M. Not to be confused with the non-M above. This one is not LLC. But it does have DC to DC like it's cousin. "Bronze" efficiency. Semi-modular. Black cables.

Corsair: CV650: Only the 650W has DC to DC. The 450W and 550W do not. "Bronze" efficiency. Non-modular.

beQuiet: System Power U9 is "ok". I'm actually not a fan of the active clamp platform the Pure Power and Power Zone uses. U9 has "Bronze" efficiency. Rifle bearing fan. Non-modular.

EVGA: The BQ Series. "Bronze" efficiency. Rifle bearing fan. Semi-modular.

.SilverStone: Essential series. An oldie, but a goody. "Bronze" efficiency. Sleeve bearing fan makes this my lowest recommendation as sleeve fans wear out quickly. Semi-modular.

And then you can always pay more for a PSU, then you get features like full modularity, better efficiency (Gold, Platinum, Titanium), which also means the PSU runs cooler, a better fan (like an FDB fan), and in some cases the ability to monitor PSU voltages, temperatures, etc. Some have quieter fans than others too (zero-RPM fan mode or a better fan motor that makes less "buzzing" noise).]

If I were to interpret the possibilities of 'squeal like a pig':
-black screens
-coil whine
-audible psu fan under load, because the motor is crap on the cheaper models. Go figure.
 

Lutfij

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I'd get a CX or a TX unit as opposed to the CV unit for that build. As for your case, you could make it an all Corsair affair. I'd pick the 220T, IMHO since it's compact but I don't think that'd be to your liking.

Revised your build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($183.43 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($699.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 560 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1381.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 08:57 EDT-0400


and you forgot to include an SSD to that build, I didn't since there was no mention of a budget for the entire build.

Revised the build further;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($173.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma PWM ARGB 103.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($182.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($183.43 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($606.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 560 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1561.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 09:03 EDT-0400
 
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madmatt30

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I'm with lutfij, that kind of system deserves a way better psu than a Corsair cv.Those psu's are for budget builders and while they're OK for cheaper setups you don't run a $700 gpu on a low end $70 psu, it's totally nonsensical.

I'd pick the h500 mesh out of those by a long long way. Way better cooling capability than any of the others.
 
Apr 8, 2020
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I'd get a CX or a TX unit as opposed to the CV unit for that build. As for your case, you could make it an all Corsair affair. I'd pick the 220T, IMHO since it's compact but I don't think that'd be to your liking.

Revised your build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($183.43 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card ($699.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 560 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1381.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 08:57 EDT-0400


and you forgot to include an SSD to that build, I didn't since there was no mention of a budget for the entire build.

Revised the build further;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($173.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma PWM ARGB 103.9 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($182.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($183.43 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($606.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 560 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1561.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-06 09:03 EDT-0400
Thanks for revising the build! Unfortunately, most of the parts are my wedding gifts :) Also, I agree about the PSU. What will be the problem in running this rig with this PSU?

I'm with lutfij, that kind of system deserves a way better psu than a Corsair cv.Those psu's are for budget builders and while they're OK for cheaper setups you don't run a $700 gpu on a low end $70 psu, it's totally nonsensical.

I'd pick the h500 mesh out of those by a long long way. Way better cooling capability than any of the others.
Thanks for the suggestion, but again PSU was a gift from my wedding. As I have asked lutfij, what will be the problem in running this rig with this PSU?
 

Phaaze88

Illustrious
Ambassador
Thanks for the suggestion, but again PSU was a gift from my wedding. As I have asked lutfij, what will be the problem in running this rig with this PSU?
Imma just quote this part of this post from Jonnyguru, a known psu expert:
[The following are my "it will do" suggestions. They all have double forward topologies. I wouldn't use any of the below, but if you're on a really tight budget, they are options. Keep in mind, if you use a high end graphics card like an Nvidia 20 series (Turing) or AMD Vega or 5000 series, the main transformer is going to squeal like a pig. All of the below suggestions DO have DC to DC for the +3.3V and +5V (i.e.: They are not group regulated).

Corsair: CX-M. Not to be confused with the non-M above. This one is not LLC. But it does have DC to DC like it's cousin. "Bronze" efficiency. Semi-modular. Black cables.

Corsair: CV650: Only the 650W has DC to DC. The 450W and 550W do not. "Bronze" efficiency. Non-modular.

beQuiet: System Power U9 is "ok". I'm actually not a fan of the active clamp platform the Pure Power and Power Zone uses. U9 has "Bronze" efficiency. Rifle bearing fan. Non-modular.

EVGA: The BQ Series. "Bronze" efficiency. Rifle bearing fan. Semi-modular.

.SilverStone: Essential series. An oldie, but a goody. "Bronze" efficiency. Sleeve bearing fan makes this my lowest recommendation as sleeve fans wear out quickly. Semi-modular.

And then you can always pay more for a PSU, then you get features like full modularity, better efficiency (Gold, Platinum, Titanium), which also means the PSU runs cooler, a better fan (like an FDB fan), and in some cases the ability to monitor PSU voltages, temperatures, etc. Some have quieter fans than others too (zero-RPM fan mode or a better fan motor that makes less "buzzing" noise).]

If I were to interpret the possibilities of 'squeal like a pig':
-black screens
-coil whine
-audible psu fan under load, because the motor is crap on the cheaper models. Go figure.
 

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