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.