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I won't deny that the 800D is a nice case. However, it is too bland for my tastes. I like the mesh design, being able to see lit up fans, etc. I like my whole case to glow .
Nice to see someone else say the 800D is kinda bland, not to mention everywhere. How many times can one look at a black-and-white 800D build and say, "wow, you have an original build there!".

I'm also a fan of a case that's well lit .

Yes you should go WC. It's a worthwhile venture imo.
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While I do like what you've done with that case, I'm not at all satisfied with the Antec 900. It just isn't what I would like out of a case, cable management is a hastle (while it's doable, it's a pain in the arse compared to what I feel it should be). There is very little room to work with inside the case. My Thermaltake Frio doesn't fit very well (literally millimeters away from not fitting at all). Among other various issues. However, I would be willing to buy at least one if not both of the radiators, and the other parts of the kit that I would need, as both of those radiators seem like they would work for the setup I would be using if I do go the water cooled route.
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XSPC Rasa kits are a decent way of getting into Watercooling without major cost.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...OT.html?tl=g30.

Just need to add coolant and silver coils.
post #14 of 17
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Nice to see someone else say the 800D is kinda bland, not to mention everywhere. How many times can one look at a black-and-white 800D build and say, "wow, you have an original build there!".

I'm also a fan of a case that's well lit .

Yes you should go WC. It's a worthwhile venture imo.
Thats why I went with black and red, lol.
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While I do like what you've done with that case, I'm not at all satisfied with the Antec 900. It just isn't what I would like out of a case, cable management is a hastle (while it's doable, it's a pain in the arse compared to what I feel it should be). There is very little room to work with inside the case. My Thermaltake Frio doesn't fit very well (literally millimeters away from not fitting at all). Among other various issues. However, I would be willing to buy at least one if not both of the radiators, and the other parts of the kit that I would need, as both of those radiators seem like they would work for the setup I would be using if I do go the water cooled route.
That is actually Fathertime27's build, he is a good friend of mine. He loves that case for the price, and has done a lot of work to it to make it work. I was just simply showing what could be possible with the radiators I'm offering and the case you have. He actually also had a GTX 260 added to the loop at one point and temps were still good


I'll send you a PM, we can discuss these parts I have and I can help you pick out a case you like that will also easily house the WC loop.
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Looking at your sig rig, there may be better ways to spend the cash on it. I love being under water, but say a new GPU or put it to something else that would speed it up would work just as well. Get a nice air cooler if you feel the need to upgrade and save the extra cash.
Well, upgraded cooling, and a GPU, are both on the budget. I'm going to be getting a new GPU either way. The question is more or less whether I should stick with air cooling, and upgrade that, or whether I should upgrade to water cooling. The GPU will be getting an upgrade either way, and most likely before I add water cooling. Actually the GPU is really the only upgrade left in my system as far as the actual components go. Maybe a couple more hard drives for raid, an ssd, and a new power supply, but all of those are on low priority (water cooling would come first). Other than that it's pretty much finished. I also get paid in large sums at a time, less often. So it works out to where when I do upgrade, I end up spending a few hundred or so at a time. So when I did jump to water cooling, or upgrade air cooling, the upgraded GPU would probably come at the same time.
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Budget isn't so much of a factor. I don't exactly have $10,000 to spend on my pc. However I'm willing to spend the extra money to get water cooling, if it will add that much benefit. I don't do a ton of gaming, but I do enough to warrant a 6950. I don't do extreme overclocking, but I would like to push my cpu a bit more than stock (mainly because the one downfall of the phenom 2 x6's compared to an i7, is clock speed).
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