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Poll Results: Which Case Should I Buy?

Poll expired: Aug 12, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 19% of voters (9)
    Silverstone RV02-E
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Silverstone RV03
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Silverstone FT02 (probably a bit expensive)
  • 6% of voters (3)
    CM Storm Scout
  • 4% of voters (2)
    CM Storm Sniper
  • 17% of voters (8)
    CM HAF X or 932
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Xigamatek Pantheon
  • 4% of voters (2)
    Bitfenix Shinobi
  • 13% of voters (6)
    Fractal Design Arc Midi
  • 8% of voters (4)
    Other
  • 8% of voters (4)
    There are too many options
46 Total Votes  
post #21 of 37
Thread Starter 
How about this: for the price of an FT02, I could buy a 600T and a H70/80 cooling loop from Corsair.

So who wins: FT02 w/ air cooling or 600T with Corsair liquid cooling?
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post #22 of 37
how would those corsair coolers help anything besides your cpu? get the better case already if you can afford it....
post #23 of 37
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112238

Gotta say I love that case. I have built many machines using it for customers and find it all around pleasing both cooling wise and aesthetically. Save a little cash to pick up some decent fans and a Fan Controller, Scythe makes a decent one for 40 bucks with 4 channels.

Has the side window, does not look like garbage and it is Lian-Li so
post #24 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by mostowizard View Post
How about this: for the price of an FT02, I could buy a 600T and a H70/80 cooling loop from Corsair.

So who wins: FT02 w/ air cooling or 600T with Corsair liquid cooling?
Those Corsair all in one liquid coolers are not as good as high end air coolers. I would go FT02 and rock air cooling.
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post #25 of 37
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352007

Great for air cooling, great price, and you can easily fit a 240 rad up top w/o modding or a 360 with some modding. It doesn't have a window but hopefully fractal will add sell a panel soon.

The ft-02 can also be really good for water cooling, but a 30mm rad will be pretty tight with your gpu.

The 600t can also be a good case for water cooling. Its not the best for air cooling, unless you want to use the ugly mesh panel. With modding it can fit a 360 rad in the top, with the under the mesh, and a square Phobya xtreme Quad Radiator in the front.
    
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post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
**** it. Too hard to decide. made a poll. you can vote for multiple. In 1-2 weeks, I'll buy whatever has the most ups.
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post #27 of 37
Sorry, but gotta again suggest 600T, but I do also like the NZXT Phantom
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ThermalTake Aquarius VGA Waterblock DangerDen Reservoir Windows 98 SE Windows XP 
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post #28 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by mostowizard View Post
How about this: for the price of an FT02, I could buy a 600T and a H70/80 cooling loop from Corsair.

So who wins: FT02 w/ air cooling or 600T with Corsair liquid cooling?
Haha. You've got to be joking me. A good air cooler can get better temps than those all in one coolers if you have the space and money.
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post #29 of 37
the poll is just going to be a popularity contest.
post #30 of 37
disregard
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Lite-On BD burner Samsung DVD burner Thermalright Silver Arrow Win 7 64bit 
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