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jack12
Apr 11, 2013

What is a case with good cooling characteristics?

I'm putting together a PC that will be used for some pretty heavy CAD/CAM use and want to use a case that will help keep everything inside nice and cool. I'm talking about air cooling, just to be clear. I was thinking about a Cooler Master HAF 932, but I'm open to other choices. What do you think, is that a good pick, or would you suggest something else? Thanks.

jimlynch
04/18/2013
I suggest doing a quick google search on "best cooling case." You'll find threads at some of the DIY sites that might be useful to you. It's hard for me to recommend a particular case, there are so many of them. But the DIY folks usually have a good idea where to start.
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kreiley
04/12/2013

I'm trying so hard not to make a "best case scenario" joke......oops!

 

The main things are good ventilation area and fans, assuming the case is otherwise large enough to house everything you want. There are quite a few cases out there, and often the ones made with high end gaming in mind tend to offer the best designs. You have already picked a good one that also looks cool (no pun intended), which may not be of functional importance, but a sweet looking machine reinforces the message that it is not your normal machine. A couple of other nice cases are the Corsair Graphite Series and the Thermaltake Chaser. There are others as well, but those were the first ones to come to mind.    

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