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Okay, I'm rebuilding my system, and I'm going away from my Mystique. (Love it, just no room for the H70)

Here's what I'm looking for:

4 or more HDD bays (I have four hard drives going into the system, two are 3TB, one is 2TB, so I doubt I'll be expanding any time soon....but you never know. I'm a storage space junkie)

2+ 5.25" bays (I only have one in use right now....but hey, I'd like a second drive)

ATX size pinouts

CABLE MANAGEMENT <== BIG BIG BIG FACTOR

USB3 ports

No blue! Red/black only

Good mounting location for a Corsair Hydro H70

Large space for GPU

Water cooling options are not a concern, since when I do decide to actually go to water, I'm going to fabricate my own case (I love having tools handy), so what I am essentially looking for is a roomy air case that will have a good location for my H70.

I'm looking hard at the HAF-X, but I don't know if it has anywhere I can mount the H70 properly.

Also, I'm going to be putting a Crosshair V in there, so I would much prefer if the H70 radiator went on top of the case, so it's not on top of the motherboard heatsinks.

Last note, I love Newegg and Amazon, but I'll buy from anywhere unless it's going to take me months to get my case.
Edited by SilverFire - 8/8/11 at 7:26pm
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post #2 of 4
actually Haf X is a good option, plenty of space, all your drives can be handled easily and the H70 i suggest could be placed in this fan slot shown here...

but as you're saying it may overlap the mobo... are you willing to sacrifice your H70?



other than that 800D is a classy case not sure does it have the USB 3.0 ports or not....
Edited by Zee_Meister - 8/8/11 at 7:04pm
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Well, I've double checked the HAF-X, the fan placement gives a good space between the motherboard heatsinks and the H70.

I just have an issue with it being too close, since I think it was a contributing factor in the death of my MSI motherboard.

I've spent all day looking at cases, and so far, the X is looking like the best option all around.
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Don't know if its big enough for you but I love my 650D. It holds my H80 just fine.
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