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Cheap Case Suggestion to fit Hyper 212 Evo and 4x 2.5" SSD

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Looking for the cheapest mATX or ATX case that'll fit a 212 Evo and four 2.5" drives properly. Preferably something that looks simple and basic.
 

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I believe the 212 Evo will fit in the Corsair Carbide 100R, possibly even the 88R, thanks to the bump out on the side panel.

I know for sure it will fit in a 200R.

All 3 are classy looking cases.
 
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I believe the 212 Evo will fit in the Corsair Carbide 100R, possibly even the 88R, thanks to the bump out on the side panel.

I know for sure it will fit in a 200R.

All 3 are classy looking cases.
Yup, I was looking at the 200R. However, it's about $65. Hoping for cheaper :)
 

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Yup, I was looking at the 200R. However, it's about $65. Hoping for cheaper :)
In my experience, there aren't really cheaper cases that can hold a tower style cooler.
 
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In my experience, there aren't really cheaper cases that can hold a tower style cooler.
True. OK, Corsair 200R it is. Thanks.
 

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In my experience, there aren't really cheaper cases that can hold a tower style cooler.
13 or so pages of cases on Newegg from $22-64. Many of them will do what the OP needs. I'd say 90% of mid-tower or ATX-tower cases are built for 160-165mm tower coolers, and the 212 Evo is shorter.
 

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13 or so pages of cases on Newegg from $22-64. Many of them will do what the OP needs. I'd say 90% of mid-tower or ATX-tower cases are built for 160-165mm tower coolers, and the 212 Evo is shorter.
I wouldn't say that at all. I've used plenty of the cheap cases, they just don't properly fit a tower cooler. Most of them have a max cooler height of 150mm or less. Most 120mm tower coolers are over 150mm. The 212 Evo is 158mm.

I'm sure there might be a few that are cheaper and can fit a 212 Evo, but no where near 90%, and I'd say probably less than 20%.

Edit: Conveniently, newegg lets you search by max CPU Cooler Height.


There you go OP. Take your pick. Not many there I would buy, but you have options at least.
 
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OP, Don't buy a super cheap , no name case. They're way to cramped to work in and the craftsmanship is terrible. Buy a case from a reputable manufacturer in your price range.
 
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13 or so pages of cases on Newegg from $22-64. Many of them will do what the OP needs. I'd say 90% of mid-tower or ATX-tower cases are built for 160-165mm tower coolers, and the 212 Evo is shorter.
I have refined that search further to include only cases that the 212 and 4 ssd's would fit into, sorted by price(excludes shipping);
The following three are the ones I'm currently promoting to my clients building on a budget;
While the Areocool and Cooler Master cases are quality and easy to use, the Fractal Design case is the best of them, but also the most expensive at $50.
 
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I have refined that search further to include only cases that the 212 and 4 ssd's would fit into, sorted by price(excludes shipping);
The following three are the ones I'm currently promoting to my clients building on a budget;
While the Areocool and Cooler Master cases are quality and easy to use, the Fractal Design case is the best of them, but also the most expensive at $50.
The Fractal Focus G seems like a good choice BUT there's no clean way to mount more than 2 drives... I'm going to be running an LSI raid controller with the SAS to SATA cables so it needs to be pretty. While with the Corsair 200R it has four drive bays (admittedly I'd need to come up with 3.5/2.5 adapters...
 
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The Fractal Focus G seems like a good choice BUT there's no clean way to mount more than 2 drives... I'm going to be running an LSI raid controller with the SAS to SATA cables so it needs to be pretty. While with the Corsair 200R it has four drive bays (admittedly I'd need to come up with 3.5/2.5 adapters...
With all of the cases I listed, they have 5.25" bays which can accommodate a 4bay 2.5" drive adapter(see below). With the Fractal, it has 2 5.25" bays which means you could have upto 8 drives or 4 HDD/SSD drives and an optical drive. Since you've already stated you have to buy adapters, this would be a simple and less expensive solution.
 
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The $49 Phanteks Eclipse fits the Hyper 212 (tho the Fuma will give ya 11-12C lower CPU temps for $ 15 more)

It has (2) SSD mounts and (2) 5.25 inch bays which you can fit in 8 more SSDs for a total of 10 .... or have (2) SSDs and (2) SSHDs w/ a $15 Icy Dock as Lex linked to

Whats with all the newegg links today going thru the anrdoezrs.net tracking site ?

EDIT: Before the above link took me thru the tracking site and you could see it just by mousing over the link .... now it doesn't
 
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Whats with all the newegg links today going thru the anrdoezrs.net tracking site ?

EDIT: Before the above link took me thru the tracking site and you could see it just by mousing over the link .... now it doesn't
That is a clickthrough tally site. It only counts link clicks for TPU to get paid from Newegg. No other links do this.
 

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While with the Corsair 200R it has four drive bays (admittedly I'd need to come up with 3.5/2.5 adapters...
The R200 actually has mounts for 4 2.5" SSDs/HDDs. They are just mounted very close together, but it is possible to mount 4 in the case right out of the box.
 
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Edit: Conveniently, newegg lets you search by max CPU Cooler Height.
Can't do that on Amazon. Something that so many people don't appreciate and value about the egg
 
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