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im looking for a full tower for my new setup. i want something that can INTERNALLY support a great wc setup (WILL RUN ON AIR FOR the time being so i need decent air cooling for now also with a noc14). nothing crazy looking and please dont recc the haf932 or haf x after issues with the x i dont want another one.

looking at fractal xl, 800d, some silverstones, etc. i would actually love a m8 but a bit high for my budget. but the look im going for clean, large room for a good wc setup possibly dual rads etc...

trying to keep it under 300$ or less if possible (fractal xl is under 200 so more $$ for cooling) been looking at cases for days and now just lost/torn

what and why would you recc i wish i could get a 400-600$ case but overbudget right now
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waiting for ivy now asus cross v always ati 3 x 1tb f3 + 2 ocz vertex 3 raid 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung + lite-on + xbox 800 drive internal awaiting new case for wc win7 x64 ultimate three samsung 23" and 55" panny 
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microsoft corsair hx1000 switch 810 white AND black, lanboy air also microsoft for now 
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waiting for ivy now asus cross v always ati 3 x 1tb f3 + 2 ocz vertex 3 raid 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung + lite-on + xbox 800 drive internal awaiting new case for wc win7 x64 ultimate three samsung 23" and 55" panny 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft corsair hx1000 switch 810 white AND black, lanboy air also microsoft for now 
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post #2 of 7
Not really a recomendation but something to consider I'm pretty sure 800d is more of a water cooling than air cooled. Not sure how much of a difference it will make though. Just something too look into.
    
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Phenom ii X4 965BE ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD5770 and VaporX 5770 4x2GB G-Skill 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung 320 gig (RAID 0) WD 500 gig ASUS DVD drive Win 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 10.10 3x Acer P215H 
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Microsoft sidewinder Corsair 650Watt HAF X G9x 
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X Trac Ripper 
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Phenom ii X4 965BE ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD5770 and VaporX 5770 4x2GB G-Skill 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Samsung 320 gig (RAID 0) WD 500 gig ASUS DVD drive Win 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 10.10 3x Acer P215H 
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Microsoft sidewinder Corsair 650Watt HAF X G9x 
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X Trac Ripper 
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post #3 of 7
I just got the Obsidian 800D from Corsair, it's huge, good build quality and has plenty of space for a w/c setup. I paid about 200 pounds, around 300 dollars and I would say it's money well spent.
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Core i7-2700K Sandybridge Socket LGA1155 Asus P8Z68 DELUXE Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked with Backplate EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked with Backplate 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vengeance DDR3 1866 Mhz Crucial RealSSD M4 Plextor PX-LB950SA Koolance CPU-370 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 64bit Dell Ultrasharp 24" Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Vengeance DDR3 1866 Mhz Crucial RealSSD M4 Plextor PX-LB950SA Koolance CPU-370 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Koolance VID-NX580 Windows 7 64bit Dell Ultrasharp 24" Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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Corsair AX1200 Corsair Obsidian 800D Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse 
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post #4 of 7
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air is just temp maybe a month or so till i get the wc setup parts all here will be wc though in the end but dont want to torture the parts till then lol, im so wanting to splurge for the tj07 but less$ for the water stuff. the tj07 seems so suited for water vs even the 800d from many posts. but is the 800d worth it over others like the xl and xig full size etc?
Edited by thezman - 10/6/11 at 11:56pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
waiting for ivy now asus cross v always ati 3 x 1tb f3 + 2 ocz vertex 3 raid 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung + lite-on + xbox 800 drive internal awaiting new case for wc win7 x64 ultimate three samsung 23" and 55" panny 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft corsair hx1000 switch 810 white AND black, lanboy air also microsoft for now 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
waiting for ivy now asus cross v always ati 3 x 1tb f3 + 2 ocz vertex 3 raid 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung + lite-on + xbox 800 drive internal awaiting new case for wc win7 x64 ultimate three samsung 23" and 55" panny 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft corsair hx1000 switch 810 white AND black, lanboy air also microsoft for now 
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post #5 of 7
Tj07 with no window.
Skyline
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Core i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.32V) Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 EVGA GTX 570SC @ 910Mhz Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2x64GB Kingston SSDV100 (RAID0) | Caviar Green 1TB LG GP10 external DVD-RW XSPC Rasa Block EK EN580GTX+ 
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer P224W 24" Corsair HX750W Cooler Master Cosmos S 
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Core i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz (1.32V) Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 EVGA GTX 570SC @ 910Mhz Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB DDR3 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2x64GB Kingston SSDV100 (RAID0) | Caviar Green 1TB LG GP10 external DVD-RW XSPC Rasa Block EK EN580GTX+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer P224W 24" Corsair HX750W Cooler Master Cosmos S 
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post #6 of 7
Take a look at these:-

a. MountainMods Pinnacle CYO (US$280)
http://www.mountainmods.com/pinnacle-24-cyo-p-498.html

b. Danger Den Black Series - Tower ($300) / LDR Tower ($380)
http://www.dangerden.com/store/eatx-and-larger-cases/

These cases are heavily inclined toward watercooling but they should suffice with temporary air cooling.
post #7 of 7
I would recommend the Xigmatek Elysium
Dat Meatball
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i7 4790k Asus Maximus VII Gene EVGA GTX 980 SC 8GB Kingston HyperX 1866 
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Intel 730 240GB Stock Windows 7 BenQ BL2710PT 
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Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja TK w/ Cherry Blues Seasonic X650 Gold V3 Fractal Design Node 804 Razer Death Adder Black Edition  
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Razer Goliathus Control Extended 
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Dat Meatball
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i7 4790k Asus Maximus VII Gene EVGA GTX 980 SC 8GB Kingston HyperX 1866 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Intel 730 240GB Stock Windows 7 BenQ BL2710PT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja TK w/ Cherry Blues Seasonic X650 Gold V3 Fractal Design Node 804 Razer Death Adder Black Edition  
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Razer Goliathus Control Extended 
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