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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Don't honestly know, if I could find the mad crossbred baby chassis of Lian Li build quality, combined with BeQuiet or Corsair build ease, alongside Phanteks lovely looking Enthoo Evolv Shift styling.... perhaps I would have found my ideal case.

    Until that day comes, whichever case suits the build I'm making as well as the budget of that build.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    I'm a Cooler Master fan.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Oh, the "best" is an impissible question. It all depends what you want, and what you'll do with it.

    Like cars. Which is "better" .... Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley, Tesla, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, VW, Skoda .... etc. It depends on what you want. And on what you can afford. I mean, the best for someone with a VW budget is not a Ferrari because not only can you not afford to buy it, or probably insure it, but come the first service, the invoice is going to give you cardiac arrest.

    What do you want from a case? Decent build for a generic office PC, or an adaptable gsming machine? SFF or a 2-drive-bay monster? Fancy lighting or an HT case to mix with your hifi?

    The best case, I guess, is the you like, that meets your needs and does so at best value-for-money.

    It's like music .... which is best, Bach or Bruckner? Neither, if you're a Metallica fan.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Always been a fan of Lian Li. Just like aluminium cases I suppose.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Big fan of Fractal's Define cases. Understated looks, great layout options, and the added silence features are everything I need from a case.
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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Looking for a new case atm.

    Phantek / Fractal for matx
    Silverstone for ITX. Although Nano S looks good too.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    I use to be a big fan of Cooler Master cases. Now I am disheartened because it looks like Cooler Master cares more about SSD space than HDD space. So I would say Phanteks is pretty good and close to what I'm looking for in a new case. The only problem is that some are saying that Phanteks has heat issues. For me Cooler Master was the best up until a couple years ago.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Fractal Design and Corsair would be my top two, due to ease of building, and pleasing designs.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korrorra View Post
    I use to be a big fan of Cooler Master cases. Now I am disheartened because it looks like Cooler Master cares more about SSD space than HDD space. So I would say Phanteks is pretty good and close to what I'm looking for in a new case. The only problem is that some are saying that Phanteks has heat issues. For me Cooler Master was the best up until a couple years ago.
    What do you think Meshify case from Fractal... got decent thermals.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    The floor makes an excellent chassis. Excellent airflow, components easily accessible for swapping out and you can batter the thing at will like the stupid irate primate you are without any stupid metal "protection" getting in the way.

    Plus it means all the RGB goodness is on show.

    Also makes it very convenient for vacuuming the dust off. Anti-static precautions are for the weak.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    I'm rockin' Cooler Master's excellent HAF 932 and HAF XM chasses for both my PCs, so they get my vote.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Meshify is nice. The problem is that it still only has 2 HDD mounts when I need 5. I could go external with usb 3.0/3.1 type c. The way these cases are going looks like sdd is on the rise.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Early Coolermaster and then the spawned Silverstone, certainly their innovative Fortress series. I have just rebuilt my PC with a new FT02W (based on the Raven) which sadly is not made any more but still has superior cooling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otiIWhPKc20

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    used lian li for my last 2 builds, and the one i got now,m will be used for the next build too.

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    Re: QOTW: Who makes the best PC chassis?

    Lian-Li hold a special place in my heart.

    Got a very old PC55 (IIRC) here which is stacked with 80mm fans but still silent, cool and sturdy. Been bashed around loads, had about 5 different builds in it and 3 house moves.

    Only the 'old' design (80mm, drive bays, no side intake etc) hold it back imo.
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