13 months ago
Ugh..I've already ordered all my parts except the case. Just can't make up my mind! Ideally I want a case that is A) easy to build in for a first timer, B) does not require extra fan purchases, C) is big enough to allow for some upgrades in the future (speficially a better GPU in a year or 2) but not so big I'll regret getting a larger size than I'll ever need.
I'm primarily looking at the FD Meshify C and Define R6 right now, but open to suggestions. Define R6 seems to come with a nice fan configuration and looks like it'd be an easy build as it's bigger than the Meshify. But -- maybe too big, maybe not enough airflow?
Here's my parts list, with this in mind would either of the above cases be good to go stock without extra fans?
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor||$329.89 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard||$178.90 @ OutletPC|
|Memory||G.Skill - Trident Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||$249.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive||$77.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$72.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card||$379.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case||$98.98 @ Newegg Business|
|Power Supply||*EVGA - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$84.89 @ OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit||$98.89 @ OutletPC|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter||$39.50 @ B&H|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$1662.01|
|*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-06 10:35 EST-0500|
PS don't care about glass side panels really. Would be sort of nice, but not a deal breaker at all.