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Vote! PC-K9WX vs. Arc Midi !

Poll Results: Your Choice?

 
  • 70% (7)
    Lian Li PC-K9WX
  • 30% (3)
    Fractal Arc Midi
  • 0% (0)
    Not a fan of either :(
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I'm back and forth every hour on these cases. Which way would you lean if choosing between them?

LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K9WX

vs.

Fractal Design Arc Midi
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
MouseAudio
Logitech MX518 Syba Connectland 2.0 Speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
MouseAudio
Logitech MX518 Syba Connectland 2.0 Speakers 
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post #2 of 4
Both are good looking and functional cases. However, I recommend the Fractal Arc Midi for you because:-

1. it is cheaper by US$20 (small factor)

2. it has more fan options (medium factor)

3. it supports CPU cooler of height up to 180mm (as its width is 230mm) while the PC-K9WX only supports up to 160mm (with case width of 210mm). As your Armageddon is 160.3mm tall, it just will not fit into the PC-K9WX.

So, the Arc Midi wins! (deciding factor - and I vote accordingly)

Armageddon product spec link:
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/produc...id=415#showtab
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I'm unsure that I'll be keeping the Armageddon but that was a great post windfire! Thanks!
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
MouseAudio
Logitech MX518 Syba Connectland 2.0 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
MouseAudio
Logitech MX518 Syba Connectland 2.0 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pao View Post
I'm unsure that I'll be keeping the Armageddon but that was a great post windfire! Thanks!
You are welcome.

The 160mm height limitation has to be considered carefully when you plan for your next CPU cooler. Many top end coolers have height at exactly 160mm or over. For examples,
-NH-D14 is listed at precisely 160mm
-Silver Arrow has 163mm height
-Archon is 170mm

However, if you go for a Corsair H-series water cooler, then this factor of '160mm' is gone. But I would still prefer the Arc Midi for the 2 factors mentioned.

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