Replacing my decade old Fractal Design R2

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I recently had to return a Arctic liquid freezer 2, 280mm because it did not fit in my case.

It's probalby about time I purchased a new case should I decide to change my GPU from a 2080Ti or upgrade the Noctua U14-S which is cooling my 5800X

Inside my case is the following

MSI MEG Unify X570 MB
Ryzen 7 5800X CPU
Teamgroup 8 pack DDR 3600 CL16 RAM
EVGA 850W G2 PSU
EVGA 2080Ti GPU
Noctua U14-S (2 x 140mm fans)
Noctua 120mm rear fan
4 x standard SSD
1 x NVME SSD on motherboard
No top, bottom or front fans

I was thinking to go big, something like a FRACTAL DESIGN Define R6 ATX Full Tower or PHANTEKS Enthoo 719 E-ATX Full Tower. Open to suggestions. Budget wise, upto £150

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I have the Fractal Design Meshify S2, was a breeze to build in and the airflow is excellent. Just remember that a lot of cases will struggle to top mount any of the 140/280/420 AIOs.

I've got a 360mm AIO up top 1x140mm rear for exhaust, then 3x140mm fans in front and 1x140mm on the bottom for intake.
 
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Unable to fulfil order. That’s twice this competitor has failed to fulfil an order

Back to the drawing board

@Mesai am I right in thinking the Meshify S2 only has two SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray. I have an M2 SSD and 4 x 2.5" SSDs in my Fractal Design R2.

How would these fit in the S2?
 
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Phanteks make great cases. I used to be a Fractal fanboy but Phanteks cases are so much better. I have two P600S which is an amazing case for watercooling and have a air and AIO rig in a P300A which is really nice too. Next case will probably be a P500A when I can justify tearing down a Define S just for the fun of the build.
 
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Phanteks make great cases. I used to be a Fractal fanboy but Phanteks cases are so much better. I have two P600S which is an amazing case for watercooling and have a air and AIO rig in a P300A which is really nice too. Next case will probably be a P500A when I can justify tearing down a Define S just for the fun of the build.
Thanks. Tempted to just get the Phanteks Eclipse P500A for £115 delivered. The Meshify S2 Dark tempered glass also look good for £101
 
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P500 Air is the P500A

OCUK call it the P500 Air but it is the same thing as a P500A.

The original P300 had a solid front and temps were atrocious. They brought out a new version with a mesh front called the P300 Air or P300A for short. The P400 - same thing - replaced with a P400 Air (P400A). They learnt because there has never been a P500 with a solid front.

The P600S has a solid front and top but each have a large section that can be removed exposing a mesh.
 
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@Mesai am I right in thinking the Meshify S2 only has two SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray. I have an M2 SSD and 4 x 2.5" SSDs in my Fractal Design R2.

How would these fit in the S2?

It has 2 SSD mounts at the back at 2 on the base (above the PSU). Also has 3 HDD "cages" at the back.
 
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Thanks both. It looks like the P500(A) and S2 will both take my 4 SSDs, no issue.

Anything else worth looking at before I pull the trigger on the P500A? The fans sound (actually sound) garbage reading reviews so will take them out

edit - Ordered the P500A. Thanks all
 
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