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Hey OCN members,

Lately i've been thinking of upgrading my system again, and saved up some money to do so.

Though, I can't decide what to do, I'd like to ask you for your opinions on the following issues;

I want to get a new Case.
The ones I can't decide between are the 800D and a TJ07-W.


The 800D
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Pros:
It's humongous so enough space for everything and even more.
The motherboard tray (and the entire inside) is painted.
It has Cable management in the motherboard tray.
I can mount my Rad on top of it with ease

Cons:
It's ....well, pretty huge and really heavy, so even getting it in a car is kinda...
The inside is made out of steel instead of aluminum.
I don't really like the front, and I hate the hot swap cover.


The TJ07
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TJ07 Pros:
It's made fully out of aluminum.
I like the outside better than that of the 800D
It's way lighter than the 800D

Cons:
The inside is all shiny and aluminum (so i'll need to paint it).
It has no cable management.
The divider between the PSU and the Motherboard has huge holes in it.
I can't mount my rad in it easily at first glance (swiftech mcr320).


And allso;
Personally my intention was to wait for the Ivy bridge to come out.
But from what I've seen that's going to take ages.

Should I wait for Ivy bridge and get one of those, or should I just go for an 2600K?


Opinions are much appreciated!
Edited by ericie - 8/9/11 at 2:37pm
Main PC
(13 items)
 
Asus N75SF
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @4,5 1,325v P8P67 Deluxe 2x Asus 780GTX CU-II 1.2ghz, NVS450 Dominators @ 1600 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
250, 128GB SSD, 12TB NAS Swiftech MCR320 - GT AP-15 Dell U3011, 3x U2211H (wtb 4th), HC5500 > 90" Ducky Shine 2 TKL Blue switch 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Lian Li PC9F (silenced by Caseking) Roccat Kone XTD Sphinx Project 10, M1 DAC, Mirage M3-Si, HE-500... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2630QM Asus N75 HM65 GT555M 6 Gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gig Multi DVD drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 17"  
Mouse PadAudio
Synaptics B&O ICE Power 
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Asus N75SF
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @4,5 1,325v P8P67 Deluxe 2x Asus 780GTX CU-II 1.2ghz, NVS450 Dominators @ 1600 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
250, 128GB SSD, 12TB NAS Swiftech MCR320 - GT AP-15 Dell U3011, 3x U2211H (wtb 4th), HC5500 > 90" Ducky Shine 2 TKL Blue switch 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Lian Li PC9F (silenced by Caseking) Roccat Kone XTD Sphinx Project 10, M1 DAC, Mirage M3-Si, HE-500... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2630QM Asus N75 HM65 GT555M 6 Gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gig Multi DVD drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 17"  
Mouse PadAudio
Synaptics B&O ICE Power 
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post #2 of 4
Have you looked at the Case Labs like the M8. Case Labs are the best water cooling cases on the market.

Check the Case Labs sub forum for more information and/or email Jim, the owner. Case Labs website should be launching in September but you can purchase them directly through Jim.

To answer your original question: Out of the two cases you are looking at I would go with TJ07, however you should seriously look at Case Labs.
post #3 of 4
Case Lab cases are King, period. However, if you need to go mainstream, the TJ-07 is hard to beat.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronon View Post
Have you looked at the Case Labs like the M8. Case Labs are the best water cooling cases on the market.
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Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post
Case Lab cases are King, period.


These cases are amazing!
Particularly this one: http://www.caselabs.net/cl_proto3_28.jpg

Though, the shipping costs are going to cost me about the same price as the case itself if I calculate it quickly (from USA to Holland)

Might actually consider it....




Does anyone have an opinion wether to get a 2600k or wait till Ivy bridge?
Main PC
(13 items)
 
Asus N75SF
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @4,5 1,325v P8P67 Deluxe 2x Asus 780GTX CU-II 1.2ghz, NVS450 Dominators @ 1600 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
250, 128GB SSD, 12TB NAS Swiftech MCR320 - GT AP-15 Dell U3011, 3x U2211H (wtb 4th), HC5500 > 90" Ducky Shine 2 TKL Blue switch 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Lian Li PC9F (silenced by Caseking) Roccat Kone XTD Sphinx Project 10, M1 DAC, Mirage M3-Si, HE-500... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2630QM Asus N75 HM65 GT555M 6 Gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gig Multi DVD drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 17"  
Mouse PadAudio
Synaptics B&O ICE Power 
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Main PC
(13 items)
 
Asus N75SF
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @4,5 1,325v P8P67 Deluxe 2x Asus 780GTX CU-II 1.2ghz, NVS450 Dominators @ 1600 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
250, 128GB SSD, 12TB NAS Swiftech MCR320 - GT AP-15 Dell U3011, 3x U2211H (wtb 4th), HC5500 > 90" Ducky Shine 2 TKL Blue switch 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
AX850 Lian Li PC9F (silenced by Caseking) Roccat Kone XTD Sphinx Project 10, M1 DAC, Mirage M3-Si, HE-500... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2630QM Asus N75 HM65 GT555M 6 Gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500 Gig Multi DVD drive Windows 7 Ultimate x64 17"  
Mouse PadAudio
Synaptics B&O ICE Power 
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