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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys,

I've been looking around at some cases and stuff and I've come up with a "plan" of what I'd like to get. Just looking for some input and some ideas! Also got a few questions.

For the case I want:

1. Black Full tower
2. Front facing HDD bay (too cluttered the normal way with crossfire)
3. Clearance for tall heatsinks like the Archon
4. Quality
5. Easy to manage wires

I've come across the LIAN LI PC-A70F (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112243)

The only thing I don't like is the solid side panel but I found a clear side panel with fan mounts here:

Lian Li W-LF1LB-3 Left Side Panel
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=28207

I heard the stock fans suck. I recently bought fans but they aren't the best. I have some white silverstone's which are sweet, and I got some Scythe 120's (the ones with the small centre hub). They don't seem to do much.

What fans would be best to rig this up? And will the archon till have clearance if I put the 140mm fans on the side panel?

Also is the archon still the best cooler?

Lastly, what is the best thermal paste currently?

Thanks guy!!

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post #2 of 22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

It's currently out of stock...but the cable management would be super easy and the blacked out interior looks nice as well.

If you remove the full tower requirement the 650d and 600t are worth looking at as well.
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post #3 of 22
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Yeah that case is really nice but's its about $300 right? :/
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post #4 of 22
I dunno how much it costs for sure, but that's probably a fair guess. I dunno why you'd quibble over that considering the lian li will be $200 shipped, and that side panel will be another $80 +shipping.
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post #5 of 22
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Because the corsair case has a solid side panel... which I don't want. So I'd have to get a clear one for I assume at least another 50.
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post #6 of 22
The 800D has a windowed side panel. The 650D does too but is not a full tower.

650D:



800D:

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post #7 of 22
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Oh right, now I remember that case. It doesn't have a front facing HDD bay.....

Not a HUGE deal but it makes it hard to do much inside the case with the 2 videocards right beside it.

But I do like the black interior.
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post #9 of 22
Looks like there's plenty of room to work with here
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post #10 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gorb View Post
Looks like there's plenty of room to work with here
WHAT?!

I have an armor and it barely fits!! How the heck is there that much room?


Looks like the tides have turned!

Will the archon fit in the case with no issues???

Also what is the best thermal paste currently?
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