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about to do a new build, loving the antec DF-85 case.. its red.. and moar red (witch is good)

BUT will this case give me plenty of room for mounting liquid cooling (jsut CPU cooling for now) will move to GPUS when i get my new cards in the fall

planned rig

new BD CPU with crosshair V board

still using 2 5770s (until fall)

8-16gigs of some sort of ram (haven't made my mind up on what brand or w.e)

now i have heard great things about many cases, but my main concern is

i am wanting to use the double helix "resident evil" reservoir for this.
if there is a better windowed case that can give me tons of room let me know. i want this build to look just as amazing as its going to run

thanks all =D

was also need discussion for a drive bay pump/controller for the water cooling system
Edited by Narokuu - 5/16/11 at 12:47pm
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by dustin88 View Post
about to do a new build, loving the antec DF-85 case.. its red.. and moar red (witch is good)

BUT will this case give me plenty of room for mounting liquid cooling (jsut CPU cooling for now) will move to GPUS when i get my new cards in the fall

planned rig

new BD CPU with crosshair V board

still using 2 5770s (until fall)

8-16gigs of some sort of ram (haven't made my mind up on what brand or w.e)

now i have heard great things about many cases, but my main concern is

i am wanting to use the double helix "resident evil" reservoir for this.
if there is a better windowed case that can give me tons of room let me know. i want this build to look just as amazing as its going to run

thanks all =D

was also need discussion for a drive bay pump/controller for the water cooling system
get the lian li a70f,
it has clear side panel version,
its a huge and great case,I have seen it in my friends house,
hope u like it
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post #3 of 17
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just looked it up on new egg, theres no window, and its not caoted on the inside =( gues i should have stated that lol (must be coated black on the inside)
post #4 of 17
Yea that will be sweet man. One thing to consider, perhaps loose the window and swap in some mesh so your rads can breath easy


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For the ram get,
corsair vengeance or gskill ripjaws-X
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by dustin88 View Post
just looked it up on new egg, theres no window, and its not caoted on the inside =( gues i should have stated that lol (must be coated black on the inside)
no its not coated black,but it has a windowed version(u wont find it in newegg)
how about HAF-X??
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
was looking at the ripjaws, heard great things. as for the mesh, not sure, if i have a tight case and great fans in and out, i think if would stay cooler, and reduce dust just a thought anyway

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

this one does have my interested except i dont want a fan on the side, just a clear window for this build
post #8 of 17
Unless you are going to be doing video editing, heavy virtual machining, or CAD, 8 GB will be more than enough. The faster speed you will be able to get with 8 GB will far outweigh having the 16 GB sitting around, 'just in case you ever need it.' Under most cases, I have about 40% load on 8 GB, and at the most, around 85% when running a virtual machine and folding besides.
     
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post #9 of 17
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fair enough, so ill pickup 4 x2 gigs of gskill or something similar, but, the case is my main concern, i want the double helix reservoir to be the MAIN attention grabber of this build, im going for a "red death" resident evil, umbrella corp style rig. so it has to say WOW whenever anyone sees it, or when i use it =)

(tempting to remain this thread to something more productive)

on a side note blitz, i live in bradford pa =D we aren't that far apart

ok back to the issue at hand >=)
post #10 of 17
ooh I like the Umbrella theme idea, that would be sweet man. For sure if you got a custom umbrella logo case badge !

And you'd have to get some white in there as well... perhaps the MB tray or something
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