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So I'll be starting Illinois this fall and unfortunately will have to move my computer from its tech bench into a normal case . I will no longer be able to use phase change so I'm looking for a quiet case with room for at least a triple rad. I'm thinking the 800D. Any other recommendations?

If you think I need a smaller case feel free to make smaller suggestions too. I'm planning on upgrading soon, so matx cases with room for watercooling are also welcome.
post #2 of 38
Worried about security? I know a few people buy ugly-old-beige full towers. Looks like crap but no-one will guess the hardware lurking inside.

The massive side window on the 800D is pretty much the opposite.

Airflow, looks and quality of the HAF 932 tempted me, but I didn't need a full tower.
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I'm not really sure about security yet, beige boring case may be an option though. I'd really like to bring both my monitors if I can though... so I don't know. What would people suggest? I'm new to this so I don't really know what to expect in terms of security.

I will be living in a fairly social dorm though...
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How do you feel about modding the case? If so give Lian Li's A05N a look at.
There is an entire club dedicated to this beautiful case. Also One of the members has managed to fit a 360 and a 240 rad inside of it. This is the thread for his build.
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I'm not really sure about security yet, beige boring case may be an option though. I'd really like to bring both my monitors if I can though... so I don't know. What would people suggest? I'm new to this so I don't really know what to expect in terms of security.

I will be living in a fairly social dorm though...
IMO, get insurance (usually cheaper to add it to your parents - the companies have policies especially for this) and don't stress too much.

Be warned that drunk friends are more likely to fk something up than you to have an actual break-in. Avoid top fans so at least spilled drinks won't go straight inside the case.

I'd go for one monitor and something like this... save the money from the case for a second 470

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post #6 of 38
I would suggest checking out your situation first for your monitors.

I would also follow along with animal's suggestion of the a05n.

In my dorm room I had room for two monitors, but you want a case that is easy to move around (going home on breaks/lan'ing on your floor).

Really just depends on the setup though.

*edit

Lock your door. There should never be anyone in your room without you or your roommate present.
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post #7 of 38
I second snoogins. I had my computer in an Antec 900 case and hauling that with my monitor back and forth was kind of a hassle. The Corsair 800D is much bigger and heavier. I would also recommend at least getting a mid-tower case. Getting one of those old beige towers might be a good idea provided everything will fit.
    
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How do you feel about modding the case? If so give Lian Li's A05N a look at.
There is an entire club dedicated to this beautiful case. Also One of the members has managed to fit a 360 and a 240 rad inside of it. This is the thread for his build.
I'm open to some modding, but would prefer if it didn't require inordinate amounts of modding. Cutting fan holes and making room for a rad is no problem, but I'm a little too lazy to go all out. I do like the case though, certainly an option...

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IMO, get insurance (usually cheaper to add it to your parents - the companies have policies especially for this) and don't stress too much.

Be warned that drunk friends are more likely to fk something up than you to have an actual break-in. Avoid top fans so at least spilled drinks won't go straight inside the case.

I'd go for one monitor and something like this... save the money from the case for a second 470
The insurance is a good idea, thanks for the suggestion. And your probably right about drinks, is there a fairly small case I could fit a 360 rad in where I could still have the top closed?

As for the monitor, I'd really like to bring it if possible. And I probably won't have the 470 by the time I rebuild
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My drunk friends don't go on my computer, I have my netbook hooked up to play music or watch random youtube videos for them. Also, with a computer on the desk, and pushed back towards a corner, a top fan shouldn't be an issue at all.
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i went to frys today and went down the row of cases...and by far the biggest was the 800d...hauling that thing to your dorm will not be fun...if you do it often.
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