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Question What case should I buy?

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I've recently been browsing PC parts that I will eventually buy but among all the other components, the case is very hard for me. I am looking for an RGB Case which has like 2 fans in the front panel and 1 fan at the back but I can't spend too much money on it, please suggest in the comments.

Thank you!

PS: This is my part list for now
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/krqXGc (case is just there as filler)
I am trying to cut back some costs but it's hard so if you can edit and make it better, feel free to do so :)
 

Nemesia

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($75.00)
Monitor: Sceptre C248B-144R 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99)
Total: $1225.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-11 10:47 EDT-0400


Tweaked build. Better RAM, Better board, NVMe 500GB cheaper than samsung SATA SSD. Better PSU. For only 16 more bux.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Sceptre C248B-144R 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99)
Total: $1241.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-11 10:47 EDT-0400


I will leave the case recommendation to someone else. :)
 
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Your build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($75.00)
Monitor: Sceptre C248B-144R 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99)
Total: $1225.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-11 10:47 EDT-0400


Tweaked build. Better RAM, Better board, NVMe 500GB cheaper than samsung SATA SSD. Better PSU. For only 16 more bux.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($172.39 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card ($429.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Thermaltake V200 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Sceptre C248B-144R 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($179.99)
Total: $1241.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-11 10:47 EDT-0400


I will leave the case recommendation to someone else. :)
Oh wow, thanks man. Just one question though, I was thinking of buying the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming because it had some rgb and apparently it could do as well as the tomahawk b450 max but is the tomahawk b450 max way better than the rog?
 

Phaaze88

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Oh wow, thanks man. Just one question though, I was thinking of buying the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming because it had some rgb and apparently it could do as well as the tomahawk b450 max but is the tomahawk b450 max way better than the rog?
With the B450 Tomahawk MAX, you don't have to worry about getting your hands on a motherboard from an older batch and not being able to use the cpu. That would be the key difference between the 2 boards.
You are at the mercy of whoever is filling the order for the Strix B450-F Gaming. They might grab an updated board, they might not.
Depends on how well that model sold. If it sold well, then you should be able to order and acquire an updated board.
 
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With the B450 Tomahawk MAX, you don't have to worry about getting your hands on a motherboard from an older batch and not being able to use the cpu. That would be the key difference between the 2 boards.
You are at the mercy of whoever is filling the order for the Strix B450-F Gaming. They might grab an updated board, they might not.
Depends on how well that model sold. If it sold well, then you should be able to order and acquire an updated board.
Yeah I guess, but you can also update it through BIOS as that it is the one thing the pcpartspicker is saying for compatibility issues. I already searched on how to do it and apparently all you need is a flash drive which has the latest version of the motherboard. Also, I couldn't find any good case, you got any suggestions?
Thanks for the replies btw :)
 

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Msi mid grade B450 boards had the best VRM and power distribution, somewhat better than others, kinda important for Ryzens boost ability. The MAX versions do have guaranteed 3rd gen bios installed but also have a few upgraded compatability fixes the non-MAX don't have. It's worth the price difference.

The Asus are also plagued with potential 'White light of Death' VGA errors at boot, which can or may not be an issue if cmos is ever reset.

For psu a TX-550M direct from Corsair store is $100 for 550w, $110 for 650w, plus 10% off coupon code for registering.

The Tomahawk has only RGB 5050 for led Strips, not fans, different hookup, so any control will be external to the motherboard. If the RGB is more important, you'll need to rethink the mobo.
 
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Msi mid grade B450 boards had the best VRM and power distribution, somewhat better than others, kinda important for Ryzens boost ability. The MAX versions do have guaranteed 3rd gen bios installed but also have a few upgraded compatability fixes the non-MAX don't have. It's worth the price difference.

The Asus are also plagued with potential 'White light of Death' VGA errors at boot, which can or may not be an issue if cmos is ever reset.

For psu a TX-550M direct from Corsair store is $100 for 550w, $110 for 650w, plus 10% off coupon code for registering.

The Tomahawk has only RGB 5050 for led Strips, not fans, different hookup, so any control will be external to the motherboard. If the RGB is more important, you'll need to rethink the mobo.
Thanks for the details and suggestions, but how common is this "White Light of Death"? and also what is cmos?
Sorry, I am new to PC building and don't know much
 

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Cmos is the list of all the bios settings and drivers etc. When you go through windows shutdown, it saves all that stuff to cmos, so when you boot up, it's much faster as it's already ready. If you do a forced shutdown (pull the plug) or a reset, cmos isn't saved, so bios is forced to search out all the equipment, components, load fresh drivers etc and can take minutes longer.

A lot of overclockers, or people who change values for ram or other such in bios, if they have an error will reset the cmos to blank out that list and force bios to start fresh, wiping out the mistake.

If you Google Asus white light or vga error, you'll get multiple hits. You can search just this forum and pull 20 easily. It's not what I'd call common, but it's not uncommon either. If only 1 board in 100 gets it, doesn't sound bad. If you figure Asus sold a million boards last year, 10,000 VGA errors is really bad.
 
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Yeah I guess, but you can also update it through BIOS as that it is the one thing the pcpartspicker is saying for compatibility issues. I already searched on how to do it and apparently all you need is a flash drive which has the latest version of the motherboard.
The Strix B450-F Gaming doesn't have a bios flashback feature... unless something changed?

Also, I couldn't find any good case, you got any suggestions?
Depends.
Just so you know, case recommendations are going to be biased towards an individual's tastes... I'll throw a few options out anyway:
NZXT H500/H700
Phanteks Eclipse P400A/P400A Digital, Enthoo Pro M
Cooler Master Mastercase H500
Fractal Design Meshify C/Meshify S2
 
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The Strix B450-F Gaming doesn't have a bios flashback feature... unless something changed?


Depends.
Just so you know, case recommendations are going to be biased towards an individual's tastes... I'll throw a few options out anyway:
NZXT H500/H700
Phanteks Eclipse P400A/P400A Digital, Enthoo Pro M
Cooler Master Mastercase H500
Fractal Design Meshify C/Meshify S2
What does that mean? I looked at this video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcl4CBBEP7c


Alright, I'll check it out!
 
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i know this is kinda an old thread, but if you didn't purchase one yet, i would recommend the
NZXT H510

thats my dream case and its sooooo clean i wish i knew how to replace a case LMAO
 

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