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Stop derailing the thread for one. For two, you took what I said out of context. I have extensively looked at both mountain mods and caselabs' cases, and they are very nice cases. I don't think in any way that the quality on their cases is lacking, and never said that. $400+ is just too much for a case, period. I don't care what it comes with, my gpu is only $350, cpu is $200, the case alone costs more than a nice cpu/mobo/ram combo. That just isn't worth it TO ME regardless of what you get. My suggestion to caselabs and mountainmods, if you want some more sales, make an affordable (~$250) case, that is basically at an "entry level". Don't cut back on quality like most manufacturers, just remove some of the costly features etc that aren't needed. I'm not sure what material you use for the case etc, but perhaps a cheaper material that wouldn't kill quality would be justifiable. I wouldn't know what you could do to cut the costs, but if you were to make an affordable entry level case, then you may end up getting some more customers, who would buy the expensive cases after seeing one of them in person, as I'm sure pictures and words just don't do them justice.

Back on topic: I really don't care much about the cpu temp so disregard that, as long as it stays < 45c. My gpu temps are the most important, I want them as low as possible without spending a cool million on cooling. I would be happy with < 65c and ecstatic with < 55c. I'm thinking a dual and triple rad setup is going to be the way to go, for multiple reasons. A lot of the cases I'm seeing that can support a triple rad, can also support a dual rad in another spot. The dual rad would work for the cpu, triple for the gpu, allowing for a dual loop. So with a triple and dual rad setup, with the optimal fans for said rads, what can i expect for temperatures on the following:

phenom 2 x6 1090t
sapphire radeon hd 6970 x3

all at stock speeds, if anything the gpu has it's memory underclocked. My ambient temps also top out at about 40c in the summer.
Edited by trance.geek420 - 7/20/11 at 10:33am
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Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Sata3 64MB Cache Logitech G15 hec X-Power Pro 650W Antec Nine Hundred 
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