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Which case would you choose and why?

Which case is your favorite?

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May 4, 2014
77 (0.04/day)
System Name Function over Form
Processor i5 3570K
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V pro
Cooling Coolermaster hyper 212 evo + with one 140mm BitFenix Spectre pro
Memory G Skill 8gb of ram 7-8-8-24
Video Card(s) Asus strix OC 1080 ti
Storage Corsair neutron GTX SSD boot drive and WD black 1tb
Display(s) Asus PA248Q 1920X1200 IPS and LG 24GM77 1920x1080 144hz TN
Case Rosewill THOR V2
Audio Device(s) Focusrite 2i2, schiit magni 2 uber headphone amp, Hifiman HE400i headphones, M Audio AV40 speakers
Power Supply Rosewill Tachyon 1000w
Software Windows 10 64 bit
Mar 26, 2010
8,439 (2.35/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
there are nice cases, personally i like t81 and 750d
and 810 is good too
most of them offer the same thing, good cable management, nice airflow, water cooling support
some prefer this and some prefer that
now i use haf-x
its a nice case too, i take that case coz i want horizontal tray since i use big air cooler but too bad it doesnt support many 3,5 inch hdds so i need to make some tweak :D:D:D:D:roll:
Jun 5, 2013
80 (0.03/day)
Surabaya, Indonesia
System Name Dragun
Processor i5 4670k
Motherboard MSI z87-GD65
Cooling NZXT Kraken X60
Memory Corsair LP white 2x4GB 1600 Mhz
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 780
Storage WD Blue 2.5" 5.4K 1 TB + TEAM L3 DARK 240GB
Display(s) AOC i2352vh
Case NZXT Phantom 630
Power Supply NZXT hale82 850M
Keyboard Leopold FC700R
I would say 750D is the best all-rounder of all. It has all the space you would need for cooling and your hardware and it doesn't break the bank too much :toast:
The Enthoo Primo is bigger and would support 480mm rads but it is also more expensive than 750D.

Well, pick one that fits your needs ;)
Jan 25, 2014
1,800 (0.82/day)
System Name AMD Black Widow
Processor AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-780T-D3L (rev. 4.0)
Cooling Cooler master hyper 212 EVO
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB Asus
Storage WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 64MB 7k SATA600 Blue WD10EZEX, Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB SSD
Display(s) LG W2453SQ-PF
Case MS Cyclops IV
Power Supply LC Power LC600H-12 600 W
Software Windows 10 64bit
HAF X is my choice.
Because it supports 200mm fans and is constructed out of good quality steel , and the Thermaltake Urban T81 supports 200mm fans as well but I have a TT case and I'm not to satisfied with the material used on the case (feels weak even thou it can take a punch or two in the side panel and front plastic cover)
Jan 17, 2010
11,312 (3.10/day)
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2080// EVGA GTX 980 ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 1Tb SSD
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Samsung HW-R650 sound bar
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RBG
Software Windows 10 Pro // Windows 10 Pro
Silverstone TJ09 is All Aluminum. minimalistic design. The detail is truly amazing. You cant get a better case on that list

The TJ09S W is even better
Aug 1, 2013
95 (0.04/day)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Motherboard Gigabyte G41M-Combo
Memory Nanya 2x2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Video Card(s) Inno3d Geforce GT 630
Storage WD Blue 320GB
Display(s) Sony 24" Full HD LED + 19" LCD
Case Aerocool Templarius Ferrum
Power Supply Corsair VS450
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Enthoo PRO

That would be my choice, just saw a video review and MAN, that's a case to own!!!Good price tag too!


TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
16,210 (3.53/day)
Processor 2500k \ 3770k
Motherboard ASRock Z68 \ Z77
Memory Samsung low profile 1600
Video Card(s) eVga GTX1060 SSC \ XFX R9 390X
Storage Intel 80Gb (SATA2) WD 250Gb \ Team SSD+Samsung Evo 250Gb+500Gb+ 2xCorsair Force+WD250GbHDD
Display(s) Samsung 1080P \ Toshiba HDTV 1080P
Case HTPC400 \ Thermaltake Armor case ( original ), With Zalman fan controller ( wattage usage ).
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-A820 \ Yamaha CX-830+Yamaha MX-630 Infinity RS4000 Paradigm 5SE + Tannoy Mercury F4
Power Supply PC&Power 750w \ Seasonic 750w MKII
Mouse MS intelimouse \ Logitech G700s + Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Aug 16, 2004
3,095 (0.55/day)
Visalia, CA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K @ 5GHz
Motherboard Asus Prime Z370-A
Cooling Swiftech H220-X
Memory 2x16GBs G.Skill Trident DDR4 3000MHz
Video Card(s) Asus ROG Strix 2080 Ti Black Ops Ed
Storage OS: 256GBs Samsung 850 Pro SSD/Games: 3TBs WD Black
Display(s) Sony 75" 4K HDR TV - Samsung Odyssey VR
Case Corsair Graphite Black 760T
Audio Device(s) Sony STR-DN1080 - 7.2 Klipsch Dolby ATMOS Speaker Setup
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 1300W
Keyboard Logitech K830 wireless keyboard/trackpad
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
HAF-X, lots of air circulation, though lately I've been looking at the Azza Genesis 9000 for a future Haswell-E rig :)
May 3, 2014
964 (0.46/day)
System Name Sham Pc
Processor i5-2500k @ 4.33
Motherboard INTEL DZ77SL 50K
Cooling 2 bay res. "2L of fluid in loop" 1x480 2x360
Memory 16gb 4x4 kingstone 1600 hyper x fury black
Video Card(s) hfa2 gtx 780 @ 1306/1768 (xspc bloc)
Storage 1tb wd red 120gb kingston on the way os, 1.5Tb wd black, 3tb random WD rebrand
Display(s) cibox something or other 23" 1080p " 23 inch downstairs. 52 inch plasma downstairs 15" tft kitchen
Case 900D
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply xion gaming seriese 1000W (non modular) 80+ bronze
Software windows 10 pro x64
dont really like any but out of the list if i could have any 1 of them for free. probably the t81 would be the one id take.

MxPhenom 216

Corsair Fanboy
Aug 31, 2010
12,200 (3.56/day)
Longmont, CO
System Name The Battlestation
Processor Intel Core i7 8700k
Motherboard MSi Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Cooling EK Supremacy w/ EK Coolstream PE360
Memory G. Skill Trident RGB 32GB 4x8GB @ 3866mhz 16-16-16-36
Video Card(s) MSi GTX1070 Gaming X 8GB @ 2GHz
Storage Samung 970 EVO 250GB (OS), Samsung 970 EVO 1TB (Games)
Display(s) Dell S3220DGF 32" 1440p Freesync 2 (G-Sync) HDR 165Hz - Curved
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1220 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Ultra Platinum 850
Mouse Glorious Model O w/ Hyper X Mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

This is the case ive been asking Corsair for since the release of the 900D. Wanted the external look of the 900D and 350D in a similar size of the 800D, with native radiator support in the front and at the bottom, with 360 at the top, and they delivered. Been the best case I have ever owned.


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Apr 12, 2006
27,268 (5.42/day)
System Name His
Processor Intel i9 7920X
Motherboard Asus Prime X299 Deluxe
Cooling Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
Memory G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB @ 3600MHz
Video Card(s) nVidia RTX 2080ti
Storage Samsung 960 Pro / Crucial MX300 750GB / Seagate 1TB Spinner
Display(s) Samsung 55" 4K 60hz
Case Cooler Master Cosmos C700P (Inverted Layout)
Audio Device(s) Realtek on board > Sony Receiver > Cerwin Vega's
Power Supply Thermaltake TPSG 1050W
Mouse Always Changing
Keyboard Always Changing
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
Are you just taking a census, or are you looking for reasons to buy one of these?

There are some major benefits to a few of those cases that really lend to stealthy water cooling builds, and even have a modded feel to them even though they are stamped out from a factory.

Other cases on that list are silent in nature and have benefits for those who cant stand a lot of noise in the office.

My favorite, and something that still sits on my desk, is the TJ11 :D
May 5, 2014
134 (0.06/day)
Hà Nội, Việt Nam
System Name Acer Aspire V3-571G
Processor Core i3 3110M Dual Core 2.4 GHz Ivy Bridge
Motherboard Intel HM77
Memory 4Gb DDR3 1333 MHz Dual Channel
Video Card(s) Intel HD Graphics 4000/NVIDIA GeForce GT630M
Storage Kingston V300 120Gb SATA3 SSD
Display(s) Asus VS239H 23-inch AH-IPS Monitor
Audio Device(s) Realtek HD with Dolby™ Digital Plus
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse + Corsair MM400 Hard Plastic Gaming Mouse Mat
Keyboard Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | Romer-G Switches by Omron and Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores Nah, nevermind me then xD
Voted the 750D. I just love Corsair products, somehow ...
Apr 3, 2012
4,119 (1.45/day)
St. Paul, MN
System Name LappyTop/ Bay2- Lowerbay- RushCity1/ HP 3770/ T3500-1+T3500-2+T3500-3+T3500-4/ Opti-Con
Processor i5 3317U/ i3 2120's/ i7 3770/ x5670's/ i5 2400
Motherboard ASUStek/ HP UltraSlim's/ HP mid size/ Dell T3500 workstation's/ Dell 390
Cooling Air/air/ air/ Big Dell Air/ Air
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB/ 12 GB crucial in each 4GB sticks in 3 chan/ 4GB sammy
Video Card(s) intel HD4000/ HD2000's/ HD 2000/ 1 MSI GT710, rest are MSI R7 240's/ HD4000
Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ ?HDD's/ 500 GB 7200rpm-er's/ 500 GB
Display(s) 1366x768/ one acer x223w between the rest
Case ALU, beauty!/ HP 8200 UltraSlim's/ HP 8200 mid tower/ Dell T3500's/ Dell 390
Audio Device(s) Sonic Master/ onboard's/ Beeper's!
Power Supply ASUS brick, 17W i5/ 19.5 volt bricks/ Dell PSU/ 525W sumptin/ same
Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless/iGear usb x2
Keyboard Dynex, 2 no name, SYX and a Logitech. All full sized and USB.
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sylvia/ Opti-Con Mint KDE/ T3500's on Kubuntu/HP 3770 is Win 10
Benchmark Scores World Community Grid is my benchmark!!
I like the Fractal. Some say the killer is the USBs and stuff, on the top. I see their point but, If placed on the floor, like most of my Desktops, (ironic, no?) it works.

My 2 cents.
Apr 4, 2008
4,682 (1.09/day)
System Name Obelisc
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.8 GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V
Cooling H110
Memory 16GB(4x4) @ 2400 MHz 9-11-11-31
Video Card(s) GTX 780 Ti
Storage 850 EVO 1TB, 2x 5TB Toshiba
Case T81
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply EVGA 850 T2 80+ TITANIUM
Software Win10 64bit
Looked at a lot of these cases recently, the T81, Deep Silence 6, and Primo are the leaders here for cooling potential with filtering, but each is a bit shy of perfect. I stopped looking at the 750D, too much compromise.

I don't like the durability of the Primo's plastic bits, really don't like it's fans. The DS6 is kinda at the limits for size and can warp, has cheap cable routing grommets, main drive cage can't be removed. The T81 is interesting, but it looks cheap and it annoys me you can't put two 140mms on the bottom. I pretty much demand every fan slot be 140mm capable these days, and the Primo and DS6 manage to pull that off.
Dec 15, 2011
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Sydney NSW, Australia
System Name Белая коробка | Alienware 13R3 | Asus T300 Chi | Synology DS416 w/ 4X6TB WD Red | Huawei P10
Processor Intel i7-7700k @ 4.8GHz | Intel i7-7700HQ
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix Z270G | Dell/Alienware thing
Cooling Bequiet! Dark Rock TF | Double fan
Memory G.Skill 2X8gb Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000mhz | DDR4 2X8GB 2400mhz
Video Card(s) Galax GeForce GTX 1080 HOF 8GB | Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB, Crucial MX200 500GB, 1X WD 4TB Black | 256gb M.2 SSD, 512GB Intel 600p M.2
Display(s) LG 27UD68 & BenQ FP241W (ANCIENT!) | 13" 1080p IPS & Sony X7000E 49" 4K HDR TV
Case InWin 301 (white) | Alienware 13R3
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z | onboard sound -Onkyo 808 Receiver
Power Supply InWin Classic Series 900W | Dell 180W brick
Mouse Razer Mamba Wireless (2018) | Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G810 / Corsair K63 Wireless-Lapboard | Red Square OLD SCHOOL TKL - Gateron Blue
Software Windows 10 Home | Windows 10 Home
Benchmark Scores 2018 BMW 125i F20 LCI-2 | M-Sport | Sunset Orange | Shadow Line | Sunroof
I'd save for the Primo but if I just couldn't justify spending that bit more then I'd probably get the 750D.
Jul 20, 2013
190 (0.08/day)
Processor AMD fx8350 @4.0ghz
Motherboard ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
Cooling Coolermaster nepton 280L
Memory Avexir 16gb 2400 RAM
Video Card(s) Gigabyte windforce r9 290
Storage ocz ssd, western digital black 1tb, Seagate barrucuda 1tb
Power Supply corsair 850hx
I'm thinking about getting the 750d myself really soon
May 9, 2012
6,677 (2.38/day)
Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
System Name Monster Panzer Max [MPM]/Nostalg33k/Fiio X5 3rd gen/Xiaomi Mi Box S/Honor View 20
Processor i5-6600K 3.9/E8500/RK3188/S905X 4X1.5 A53/Kirin 980 2xA76 (2.6 GHz)+2xA76 (1.92)+4xA53 (1.8GHz)
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7/XFX 650i Ultra/Fiio/uh?/uh?
Cooling Corsair H115i /Alphacool Eisberg /uh?/Aluminum heatsink/Heatpipe
Memory 4x4gb HyperX Predator 2800 CL14/2gb DDR2 800/1gb/2gb LPDDR3/6gb LPDDR4X dual channel
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 8gb OC/Asus 8800 Ultra/Mali 400MP4/Mali 450MP5/Mali G76MP10
Storage 120gb OCZ VertexIII,1tb/8gb SSHD,2xToshiba 1tb/none/32gb+64gb/8gb/128gb UFS 2.1
Display(s) Medion X58222 32"5ms OC 75hz 2880x1620/Philips 273E3LHSB 27"1ms 1920x1080/~4" 480x800/6.4 inch FHD+
Case Cougar Panzer Max/none/Aluminum and tempered glass/None/alu frame +back/front glass
Audio Device(s) Fiio Q1 Mark II+Logitec Z333/SB Audigy2 Platinum/dual AK4490EN /HDMI audio output/Trn V60/Fiio Fa1
Power Supply Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/12v 1.5A/Aukey QC3.0 9-12V 1.96A
Mouse Asus ROG Spatha/touch/Xiaomi XMRM-006/touch
Keyboard GMMK TKL+Gateron Red+white keys/touch/none/touch
Software Win10 64/none/Android 5.1.1 custom/Android TV 8.1/Android 9.1.0
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
well i vote Corsair Carbid Spec-01 oh wait not in the list ... drat ... at last Corsair did a affordable case with a bit more than the minimum required (and not gone overboard on the price like mostly all other of their case ... )

hum i say HAF-X great airflow and as i owned 2 HAF-XB i like that line from CM


Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
16,022 (3.16/day)
System Name Black MC in Tokyo
Processor Ryzen 5 2600x
Motherboard Asrock B450M-HDV
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire I think
Memory 2 x 8GB G-skill Aegis 3000 or somesuch
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Kingston A400 240GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case Some old Antec
Audio Device(s) Line6 UX1 + slightly modded Sony DR-ZX302
Power Supply Fractal Design Effekt 400W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Cherry MX-Board 3.0
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
Fractal Design. I love all of their cases.