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Yes I've read the FAQ. It gave me some great starting points but I require more input. Some quick background: I manage an independant computer sales/service, we do all the usual virus removal, reloads, and of course pc sales. Our pcs are nice but kind of boring. I'm trying to get upper management to break the mold (they're afraid of water cooling) so what better excuse to build myself a rig than as a demonstration.
I've got a general list of my parts:
i5-2500k
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
OCZ ZX 850 Gold Cert. Modular
Ram and HDD will take care of themselves

And I'm thinking the Rasa 750 RX360 kit.

My reasons for the rasa kit are that I do not have an unlimited budget and the more "kit like" I can make the build the more management will go for it. I know all about changing out the tubing so that will be covered. In the future I also plan on going sli/xfire (which is the reason for the 360) but for now my 4890 will suffice. I also want to learn sleaving and custom cabling but that can wait.

My big question is trying to find a good case. I'd like to budget no more than $250 on the case (less is always better). Internal mounting of the rad is better than external and no modding is very important (doesn't matter for me, but I can't expect my trained monkeys to work a dremel). I've been looking at the 800D and it looks like the haf-x can handle the rx360. Any suggestions are welcome. I prefer less "gamer" looking cases but that's my preference.

From what I've read this is an excellent community and I'm happy to have joined. Now to find a section where I can contribute and not just leach.
post #2 of 12
Haf x would be a excellent case
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Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
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HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
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XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
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post #3 of 12
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I'd lose the top bay by putting in the 360 though right? No other concerns with that case?
post #4 of 12
Not even the top bay if you put a short fan controller there
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
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G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
OtherOtherOther
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Crosshair V Formula NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Sol... Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 720... SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RA... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LED Black 27" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED BackLi... Logitech G510 Black 18 Function Keys USB Wired ... SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V ... XSPC H1 Hive Series Cube Enthusiast Water Cooli... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel... Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL L Gaming Mouse Pad Cooler Master Circumaural Storm Sirus Headset -... XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... 
OtherOtherOtherOther
XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir - w/ Alphacool VP... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... 
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post #5 of 12
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Good to know about that. Hadn't taken the controller size into account.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post
Haf x would be a excellent case
Bakunawa
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140) Win7 Wanting Samsung S27A950D 
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post #7 of 12
HAF922/932/X. I've given several other cases a shot (690 II, Storm Scout, 902, several NZXTs) and still, none can top any of the HAFs.
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Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
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Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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post #8 of 12
I recommend the CM 690 II advanced.
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post #9 of 12
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Well I've been a CoolerMaster owner for years so no shock their products are highly reviewed. Any real difference between the 932 and X as far as the RX360 res is concerned?
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Originally Posted by Brazier View Post
Well I've been a CoolerMaster owner for years so no shock their products are highly reviewed. Any real difference between the 932 and X as far as the RX360 res is concerned?
I really don't think so, the X just has room for bigger as it has 2 top fan slots.

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...l#post11640981

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You're going to have to skip some screws on the right hand side of the radiator (left being the side with the fitting son it) as it goes underneath the 'head' of the case, if you will. I think you can remove it, but the rad won't budge if you miss a few screws.
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Intel 2500k, 4.6GHz, 1.304v ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 2x Sapphire HD7970 OC with Boost, 1150 MHz/1550... 2x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty 2x Dayton B652 Bookshelf Dayton DTA-100A Amplifier Dayton 12" SUB-1200 Subwoofer 
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Intel 2500k, 4.6GHz, 1.304v ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 2x Sapphire HD7970 OC with Boost, 1150 MHz/1550... 2x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro Samsung 750GB HD753LJ Samsung F3 ASUS 24X DVD Combo Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua DH14 Windows 8 Professional x64 Crossover 27Q 27" IPS LED, 2560x1440 Logitech G11 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF932 Logitech G500 Custom 
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Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty 2x Dayton B652 Bookshelf Dayton DTA-100A Amplifier Dayton 12" SUB-1200 Subwoofer 
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