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Afternoon all,

I am going to upgrade a few bits of my machine in preparation for next year when I can afford the rest. I will only be replacing 3 parts this round.

PSU - This will be changed over to the new seasonic 1000W platinum, yes I know it's overkill by a long shot. But it's so I don't need to replace it for years if I so choose to SLI or CFX.
Cooling - Goodbye stock, say hello to H100. I don't know enough about doing a loop / don't have the money to. This will meet my needs.

Now case. This is one I'm having trouble with. My orginal idea was to go with a Silverstone Raven RVE-02 with USB 3 and the window. However after looking further it will not be able to fit the X79 UD7 which was going to be my choice down the track. This leaves a problem.

I want a case that is bland on the outside, and black. However it is has to have lots of room, awesome cooling and even better cable management. I'm stuck for ideas. My current case has to many lights, isn't cool enough and overall eh.

Ideas? Thoughts? What would you choose? Price is like usual the cheaper the better. But I'm willing to consider more expensive options. It will need to last a while.

Thanks everyone biggrin.gif
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Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
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120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
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Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply Corsair Obsidian 650D Case 
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post #2 of 6
Well Im not sure if this is quite what you're looking for. But the CM 690 II is a a great case. Im currently using it with a windowed side panel and it looks great, and allows for some awesome cooling options.

Newegg had a great deal on it today you should check it out. $69 and comes to $49 after rebate. I paid about $80 for it over the summer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

Throw this on it if thats your thing. I did and it looks great

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Transparent-Acrylic-RA-692-KWN1/dp/B003AVMRP2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322204862&sr=8-1
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Originally Posted by hellboy_101 View Post

Afternoon all,
I am going to upgrade a few bits of my machine in preparation for next year when I can afford the rest. I will only be replacing 3 parts this round.
PSU - This will be changed over to the new seasonic 1000W platinum, yes I know it's overkill by a long shot. But it's so I don't need to replace it for years if I so choose to SLI or CFX.
Cooling - Goodbye stock, say hello to H100. I don't know enough about doing a loop / don't have the money to. This will meet my needs.
Now case. This is one I'm having trouble with. My orginal idea was to go with a Silverstone Raven RVE-02 with USB 3 and the window. However after looking further it will not be able to fit the X79 UD7 which was going to be my choice down the track. This leaves a problem.
I want a case that is bland on the outside, and black. However it is has to have lots of room, awesome cooling and even better cable management. I'm stuck for ideas. My current case has to many lights, isn't cool enough and overall eh.
Ideas? Thoughts? What would you choose? Price is like usual the cheaper the better. But I'm willing to consider more expensive options. It will need to last a while.
Thanks everyone biggrin.gif

You have been here for how long now. Longer than me and you are going to tell me you did not read the few wc guides here. I even posted up one and posted up videos.... Its even in my sig.
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I looked at those sort of cases, however none of them have room for XL-ATX. It basically needs to be future proof. Also in AUS. This means no thanksgiving over here frown.gif

Thanks though!
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Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
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Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
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The Normandy
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Normandy V2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exact Mat Logitech Z5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply Corsair Obsidian 650D Case 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Haha, Oh I've read them and seen some of the awesome set ups with white tubes and neons etc. I just feel like I wouldn't be able to do it with my current money situation. Also finding parts over here seems harder then it should be >.>

Sorry about the double post. Grrr.
The Normandy
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exact Mat Logitech Z5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply Corsair Obsidian 650D Case 
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Normandy V2
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 3.2Ghz, Stock Cooling Gigabyte X38A-UD3R  XFX 5870 900/1300 Corsair 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
120GB Corsair Force SSD WD 2 X 2TB  Windows 7 Pro Dell 23" Ultrasharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Thermaltake 750 Evo Blue Thermaltake V9 Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exact Mat Logitech Z5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3 Gigabyte 7970 X 2 Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 16GB (4x4GB... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply Corsair Obsidian 650D Case 
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hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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