Originally Posted by Arthedes
cases i've been taking a good look at:
xigmatek utgard window (in the us 50 dollars, here in europe 80 euros)
sharkoon t9 value
sentey black box series bx1 4284 v2.3
absolute maximum price of case is 100 euros, more than that is an absolute waste imo, i'd better spend that money on components/water cooling
. If it doesnt fit inside, i have no problems with mounting the rad on top, outside of the case (the xigmatek has holes for that). also, a window is a must, and i'm not willing to do any modding to this.
also, with the current eur/dollar, it is really appealing to buy my stuff in the states, but what are the shipping costs/import rates? i beleive importing something from outside the EU costs 10%, and here in the netherlands we pay 19% tax on stuff, so would that mean that if i buy something for 100 dollar, roughly 60 euros, will cost me 66+ 20%=78 euros, without shipping? i have no idea what shipping costs.
thanks in advance
Of those cases I think the ranking is:
1. xigmatek utgard window (It looks like you can put a 240 (2 x 120 mm rad) or 280 (2 x 140 mm rad) in the roof)
2. sentey black box series bx1 4284 v2.3
3. sharkoon t9 value (this one looks a little too cheap)
In your price range there aren't any cases that are truly specifically water cooling cases. The only low price cases I a really familiar with are Fractal Design, are they in your price range?
It looks like the best option is for you to use an external radiators either mounted on top or on the back but preferably in an external rad box, if you can handle the radiators externally, they may be better for you. External Radiators have the benefit of your entire rooms ambient temperature instead of being confined to your cases temp.
As I not from Europe I don't know what your shipping cost will be, however I believe I heard that UPS is not a good carrier to use when shipping to Europe. Hopefully someone from Europe can post about importing from the US.
I am looking at some external radiators stands, that are available both in the US and on Aquatuning, I will post a link and you can go through the ordering process like you are going to order, you will need to create an account but don't actually purchase anything and see what kind of prices they give for shipping.
Here is a Phobya 360 External Radiator Box: (this is just an example of the same product at two stores to calculate shipping and not necessarily endorsing this product)
At Frozencpu it cost $89.95
At Aquatuning.nl it cost 74,99 â‚¬
*(incl. 19 % BTW excl. Verzendkosten)
Post what the total price and shipping cost would be then we will have a better idea of what shipping will be like from the US or from Aquatuning.nl.Edited by Ronon - 8/21/11 at 4:11pm