Solved Budget pc case with good airflow

May 12, 2017 at 11:59:09
Specs: Windows 10
My specs (besides the ones im going to buy):

I5 4460 3.2 Ghz quad core
Asrock h81m
1tb seagate hdd
6gb ram

I will buy a gtx 1070. The problem is my pc is a prebuilt one, so the case and especially the psu are incredibly bad, as the psu has no 8-pin or even 6-pin cables, so im gonna buy a new one. I asked a few questions on this forum and i know what to choose. But i still dont know what to do with my pc case as it has absolutely no airflow, only some ventilation holes on the front and back part. Can someone suggest a bugdet pc case that also has an acceptable airflow and fits all my components? At around 40-60$

This is my current case:

Should i buy a rear exhaust fan gtx 1070 and keep the case or one with a blower fan and also buy a new case?

Thank you in advance!

Btw, don't bother telling me other stuff, like how the i5 is gonna bottleneck the gtx 1070, because not only i heard that thousands of times, but it isnt even remotely true, as the bottleneck percentage is only at about 17%, so its not that of a big deal.

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May 12, 2017 at 13:23:56
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Check the link you posted, it says "Pagina inexistenta" (page not found).

Look for a case with the PSU mounted at the top & one large exhaust fan (120mm or 140mm) in the rear. Front intake fans aren't absolutely necessary. Side panel fans should NOT be used. How about something like this?

The PSU should support ATX12V v2.x or better, have a minimum of 500W, a single large fan, single +12v rail with high amperage, 80plus certified, active PFC, decent warranty, & of course, all the connectors you'll be needing.

Now for what you don't want to hear:

A better motherboard would be nice; so would more RAM. The H81 chipset is holding back your CPU plus if you're running 2GB + 4GB RAM, your system might not be running in dual channel mode. Given those issues, why "waste" your money a graphics card that will be bottlenecked by 17% (probably more). Save some money by getting a card you can take 100% advantage of. Either that or invest in a decent motherboard & RAM, then overclock the system so the GTX1070 isn't being bottlenecked.

"H81 is most at home in "living room PCs" and use-focused HTPCs. You lose all advanced storage functionality, drop 2 of the SATA ports, drop to a single x16 PCI-e slot, lose 2xPCI-e 2.0 lanes, and lose one DIMM per channel (meaning you're restricted to 2 memory slots). There's no overclocking support and BIOS is effectively relegated to controlling your boot devices, seeing as there's not much else to do in there."

"H81 has its place, it's just not for the average reader of this site -- mid-range- and high-end-equipped gamers."

"If you're building a function-limited HTPC or desktop machine, consider H81, but favor H87 for its higher build-quality."

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May 14, 2017 at 13:07:37
So do you think it would be better if i bought a gtx 1060 6gb and 2x 4gb ddr3 ram instead of a gtx 1070?

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