Compact E-ATX case recommendations, no light pollutions.

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  1. RMSMajestic

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    As described in the title. I'm currently looking for a compact case that can take E-ATX Dual CPU motherboards.

    Preferrably no light pollution (RBG/side panel/ same ****).
    Preferrably as many ventilation holes.
    Preferrably as customizable as possible.
    PSU at the bottom!

    Corsair 400C looks a bit ugly to me..... Also the build quality isn't that great
    CoolerMaster MasterBox Pro 5 System Builder Edition seems to be closest to my requirement. But are nowhere to be found here in US.....


    Any recommendations?
     
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    The Phanteks Eclipse P600S and Fractal Design R6 USB-C are two mid-tower E-ATX cases that can be had without a glass panel and obnoxious lighting effects. Don't have first-hand experience with either, but I did come away impressed with the value proposition of an older R-series Fractal case when I did a build in it for someone else.
     
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    FD R6 is a bit too big...... looks like I might need to get a Cooler master Pro 5 from GB :/
     
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    The CM Pro 5 is a larger case than the R6. 512 x 235 x 548 mm = 65.9 L V.S. 543 x 233 x 465 mm = 58.8 L. There are of course smaller E-ATX cases than the three mentioned so far, one example being the 45.9L SilentiumPC Armis AR5X, but most recent cases have several tempered glass sides, RGB, or both.

    One slightly more heartfelt recommendation: the Lian-Li PC-O12. Yes, it has one too many tempered glass sides, but it has ample ventilation still, and more importantly: quality aluminium construction and minimalist RGB-free design. It's a 56.7 L case.
     
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    I mean the Masterbox pro 5 , not master case pro 5. the size is 500 x 223 x 475.
    https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste...erbox+5&qid=1551300171&s=gateway&sr=8-11&th=1
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...&cm_re=masterbox_5-_-9SIA6ZP8MM8544-_-Product

    Lian-Li PC-O12 looks tempting though. Only thing is that it has too many panels.

    *sigh* shouldn't have hesitated to get some cases few years back.
     
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    *sigh* I think that case is nowhere accessible here in USA.

    Thinkstation P700 case kinda better fit my taste. but it has a weird shape motherboard and being impossible to upgrade from a barebone :/
     
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