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Hello,

I am looking for tips regarding a new computer case. 
My parents PC is really needing some tweaks here and there, especially on the case side of things. During last summer, I heard one or more fans (probably cpu or gpu) working like crazy, because the cooling of the case is terrible. 
Also their current case is very cheap and some plastics have broken off.  F.e. you need to open the disctray via windows because they push thingy has broken off.

There is a SD card reader in it with 2 usb 3.0 ports but it does not work properly, so I am looking to replace that too.

 

and they also have a HD hotswap however they dont use it besides the point that it is not working.

 


They have ASRock H77M LGA1155 motherboard (micro-atx). So, I like the case to be a little design-ish. It is in sight of the living room, so I do not want a dust collector, or something very game-ish because they dont really game.
Also they would really love a place for a cd/dvd drive so the case has to have a 5.25 inch bay. 
3.5 inch bay for sd card readers can be a good additon too. I have a spare 3.5 inch  usb 2.0 card reader bay laying around here.
However a new one with usb 3.0 or a 5.25 inch usb port & (sd) card reader bay is also fine. 

I was looking into this and came across the cooler master silencio series. I like the concept with the removeable dustfilters, however I have a problem with the fact that the silencio 550 has a ordinary USB 3.0 cable (which has to be put onto one of the motherboard usb ports) and not a header. This one also has a hotswap but meh. They/we dont use that. 
Also this case is capable of running a full atx board, and if it is possible I would love to go with a slightly slimmer case. 

So if anyone has a clue about a good matx compatible design-ish case with decent cooling and at least 1 5,25 inch and 1 3,5 inch bay or 2 5,25 inch bays I would love to hear that
Also tips for card readers & cpu coolers compatible for  LGA1155 and the particular case are welcome too. 

 



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These are a few with good airflow and expansion slots
Cougar Panzer EVO RGB
Thermaltake Core V21
Kolink Aviator M RGB
Fractal Design Focus G Mini Black Window
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300P
EG CR24 Case
Sahara P37 RGB Gaming
Corsair Crystal White 280X RGB Micro ATX Case

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I dont think the Cougar Panzer EVO series have a 5.25 inch bay slot for a cd drive, neither does the Thermaltake core v21 (which does not have expension slots at all).
I find the Kolink to have a little too much of a game-ish look. Besides I don't think it has expension slots what so ever 

And again the Q300P from cooler master doesnt look like a case with a 5,25 inch bay expansion slot for a cd/dvd drive.
The EG CR24 is also not like my taste, and I couldnt really find if it comes with a  5,25 inch bay.

The sahara again doesnt come with a 5,25 inch bay
Same goes for the corsair crystal white. The expansion bays on some of these cases are only for hdd and ssds.
While i am really looking for expansion bays for cd/dvd drive and cardreaders/usb hubs (external)

The fractal design focus mini g looks like solid option. Design, no rgb (have to stick with design), expansion bays 2 5,25 inch (sadly no 3,5) 





 



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personally im a big fan of fractal design i personaly use their R4  never had a case this quiet versatile and solid ^^


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May I suggest a Bitfenix Prodigy M

 

Or Thermaltake Versa H-15

 



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I definitly like those cases, however they come with only 1 drive bay, and I would like either 2 5,25 inch bays, or 1 5,25 inch and 1 3,5 inch (both external)

 

If either of those cases would have a additional external 5,25 inch or 3,5 inch bay I would have bought it.



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maybe https://www.corsair....p/CC-9011164-WW ?

I use this for my NAS and it works well.  not sure if it fits a DVD drive tho.. price around 70 euros

otherwise check https://azerty.nl/ or http://www.alternate.nl , they have good search filters to find exactly what you need. free delivery too


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I definitly like those cases, however they come with only 1 drive bay, and I would like either 2 5,25 inch bays, or 1 5,25 inch and 1 3,5 inch (both external)

 

If either of those cases would have a additional external 5,25 inch or 3,5 inch bay I would have bought it.

 

Ok then let's see if I hit the home run with these ones then.

 

There's a Fractal Design Focus G, really good case. It has 2 external 5.25" bays and 2 internal 3.5" bays: https://pcpartpicker...d-ca-focus-rd-w

 

Cooler Master MC500, also comes with 2 external 5.25" and 2 internal 3.5" bays but has 2 2.5" also: https://pcpartpicker...m-m500-kg5n-s00

 

Corsair Air 540, stylish, beautiful and with bays you need: https://pcpartpicker...ase-cc9011048ww

 

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO, comes with 2 external 5.25" and 2 external 3.5 inch bays plus 4 internal 3.5" bays: https://pcpartpicker...ase-rc902xbkkn2

 

It's really hard to find the ones you need in this day and age since it's all full tempered glass front panels and crap like that plus smaller form factor.





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