Gigabyte x570 Aorus Elite
EVGA RTX 2070
Corsair 3000 16GB DDR4
I’ve been thinking about replacing my case for a while and now with my tax refund, I plan on doing just that. I have narrowed what cases I am looking down to just a few, but hit a snag when after further evaluating seeing that one of them had a CPU cooler clearance issue. So now in one setup I would go AIO cooling and the other would be Air-Cooling.
The cases I am looking at are the following:
Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic or Dynamic XL
Lian-Li Lancool II
Phanteks P400a Digital (Maybe wait for the P500a)
Fractal Meshify S2
If I went the Lian-Li 011 D route since the clearance won’t fit the Noctua NH-D15 I would pare that case with a 280 AIO or a 360 AIO. Alternatively, if I went with the Lian-Li 011 D XL I could go the AIO route or since the clearance does support the Noctua NH-D15 I could do that as well. Then, of course, the Phanteks and Fractal Case I would go the Noctua NH-D15 route.
Air Cooling Route - Noctua NH-D15
AIO - Leaning Towards The NZXT X63
I think I have inundated myself with too much information by googling too much which caused me to think about all the possible options. The Lian-Li PC 011 Dynamic caught my eye because it’s unique. On the flip side, the P400a Digital caught my eye, because it has good cooling/thermals; same with the Meshify S2.
I have posted in these forums a few times discussing various cooling eccentricities with the 3900x and I’m using the stock Wraith cooler, but this was only temporary until I replaced it. I don’t particularly care about RGB, but I’m not opposed to it either. Air-Flow / Cooling and Noise is more important to me, but I’ll admit the bling does tickle me a little bit. I was just about set on going the Noctua Cooling route until I decided to get a new case which is what set me down the road of having to consider AIO’s. I would love to hear suggestions and thoughts that might help me land on a decision.