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Hi all,

Come to the decision to look at retiring my 13 year old modded thermaltake armor case.
Its been great, full sized with lots of room inside fits any gfx card with ease and has lots of fans so results in excellent cooling .
Im getting 75c max on my Ryzen with Wraith Prism cooler when benchmarking ( gaming is lower obviously )
currently i have
3x 120mm fans
2x 90mm fans
and due to size of the case etc, temps are very good, worse case would be getting a great looking case but temps are through the roof with the same setup :(

But... it has a few downsides too

1. Theres no holes in the tray so cable management is hard work,.
2. no room for an AIO if at some point id like to get 1
3. PSU is at the top which isnt great these days.

Id like something that can offer excellent air cooling with the option of fitting an AIO in the future.
a good window to see inside, plenty of space for adding fans.

So can anyone recommend a good case that could achieve similar results to what i get now which isnt silly money?
Ive seen the Lian Li Lancool 2 but not sure how good it would be, i dont mind a large case obviously.

so many cases and options, im kinda lost :)
 
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What's your budget is key?
 
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Phanteks Eclipse P500A, Antec Crystal P120, Fractal Design Meshify 2

Then again if you have your heart set on the Lian Li, thats a pretty solid option too.
 
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not really set on it, just seen a couple of reviews of it on youtube and it looked ok , will check those you mentioned out , thanks.
 
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That one can be pretty much ignored for the mesh version that is superior.....

Agree and the mesh version is just 113€, so not expensive at all.
 
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after doing lots of you tube watching and review reading i think i might go for the Phanteks Eclipse P500A.

Only thing im not sure about is would the RGB fans work/could i control the colours somehow as my board doesn't have ARGB or would i be stuck with default colours or no RGB at all ?
Otherwise i could go for the cheaper black version if the RGB wouldnt work.
 
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It has a built in controller for that scenario

If you're curious about that go to the phanteks main site on the P500A page and look at the manual.
 
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Ended up getting the Lancool 2 Mesh RGB in white , great case ,performance and looks wise, temps dropped even more than my old case so overall very happy, would recommend to anyone on the hunt for a new case and wanting excellent airflow.
 
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i picked up a Fractal Meshify C a few years back & ive never regretted it. the side panel comes in tempered Glass, tinted Glass, solid , & although its on the smaller side for an mATX case, it fits tons of components. large GPU's, 280mm Rad's (x2) & it has many of the 'nice to haves' cases of a higher price bring by default.
 
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