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post #11 of 18
+1 for the above. the Fractal Define XL is a really nice case. Holds my other 5870 no probs.
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LG Blu-ray Writer BH10LS38 Win 7 Ult Corsair AX1200 Silverstone TJ-11 
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G15 HX 1000 Corsair HAF X Razzer Coppenhead 
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MSi R7970 OC Corsair Dominator GT 12GB (3x4GB) Corsair Force 3 GT WD Caviar Black 2TB 
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LG Blu-ray Writer BH10LS38 Win 7 Ult Corsair AX1200 Silverstone TJ-11 
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i7 920 4.2 GHz HT ASUS ROG Extreme III ASUS ARES + ASUS EAH5870V2 Xfire + 9800GT physx 6 GB Corsair Dominator GT CL7 
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1x 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E 2x 1TB WD Caviar Black LG DVD_RW Windows 7 LG24" LED 
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G15 HX 1000 Corsair HAF X Razzer Coppenhead 
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post #12 of 18
The Elysium is a fine choise, but it is really really big. Too big for me anyway
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Western Digital Black 1TB, Crucial M4 128GB Win7 64-Bit BenQ Xl2410T Mionix Zibal 60 
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post #13 of 18
I'm liking my AzzA Hurrican. Might give it a thought.
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Elysium
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BenQ XL2420T 120Hz Filco Majestouch - MX Blue - Metallic Blue limi... Corsair AX850 Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T 
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BenQ XL2420T 120Hz Filco Majestouch - MX Blue - Metallic Blue limi... Corsair AX850 Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T 
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post #15 of 18

135$ after rebate for a Raven 02. Doesn't have the newer HDD cage but it still works.
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your responses guys.

I've been checking out some of your suggestions and have narrowed it down to the HAF X and Antec Dark Fleet DF-85.

I should have specifeid that Full Tower is a must and Quad GPU support a bit of deal breaker although not absolutely essential.

Some thoughts on your other suggestions.

BitFenix Colossus
Pros: Gorgeous
Cons: Loses in cooling performance

Fractal Define XL
Pros: Very clean look
Cons: Loses in cooling performance

Corsair 800D
Pros: Great functional design
Cons: Prohibitive price £220($356)

SilverStone FT02
Pros: Bests the Antec DF85 in cooling
Cons: Prohibitive price £220($356)

Xigmatek Elysium
Pros: Spacious and great cable management
Cons: Not a fan of the aesthetics, loses slightly in cooling.
post #17 of 18
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OCZ Vertex 4 Mushkin Reactor Samsung 840 EVO  Cryorig R1 Universal 
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Aerocool DS 120mm Blue Aerocool DS 120mm Blue Aerocool DS 120mm Blue AeroCool DS 140mm 
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair Vengeance K90 Corsair HX 750w 
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Thermaltake Core v21 Logitech G502 Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat Creative Sound Blaster Z 
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post #18 of 18
I'd def. get one of this and a fan controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112248
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