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Best case for massive water cooling under 300$

post #1 of 22
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So I'm kinda scouting for a new case to go with the new i5 I ordered. I plan on adding some serious radiator support and more pumps/blocks. I have looks at some mountain mods cases and was curious what others had to offer. It must be no more than $300 and doesn't have to have a window, but it has to be able to support a ton of rad space without modding. Just don't recommend me a HAF. They're hideous IMO.
Not So Po No Mo
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i5 2500k @ 5.0Ghz / 1.474v ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Sapphire 6970 - 1024 / 1475 @ 1.26V 8GB Patriot Viper Extreme 1600 8-9-8-24 
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Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block EK 6970 v2 Full cover GPU block / Backplate 
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XSPC EX240 Radiator / XSPC RS240 Radiator / Yat... XSPC 750 Pump / Res Combo - Bitspower compressi... Slackware Linux 13.37 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit 
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Acer S232HL 23" LED 1080p 75 Hz Acer X203H 21" LCD 60 Hz CoolerMaster Storm Quickfire OC-Z ZT Series 750W 
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CoolerMaster 690II Advanced Razer Naga 5600dpi Razer Goliathus Control - Extended 
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Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block EK 6970 v2 Full cover GPU block / Backplate 
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XSPC EX240 Radiator / XSPC RS240 Radiator / Yat... XSPC 750 Pump / Res Combo - Bitspower compressi... Slackware Linux 13.37 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit 
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Acer S232HL 23" LED 1080p 75 Hz Acer X203H 21" LCD 60 Hz CoolerMaster Storm Quickfire OC-Z ZT Series 750W 
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CoolerMaster 690II Advanced Razer Naga 5600dpi Razer Goliathus Control - Extended 
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post #2 of 22
800D or TJ07 bought it i think
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Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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Antec HCP 1200 Corsair 800D xonar DX M-Audio BX5a 
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I5 2500K AsRock extreme4 p67 GTX 470 SLI 8gb Gskill 
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Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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Antec HCP 1200 Corsair 800D xonar DX M-Audio BX5a 
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post #3 of 22
In the same boat, these are my current top choices:

Xigmatek Elysium
Aerocool Strike-X ST
800D
TJ07
Cooler Master Storm Trooper (if you remove all front drive bays you can put a 480 rad in front, 240 top, 240 bottom, 120 rear)
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post #4 of 22
Corsair 800D is an awesome case for water cooling and it looks absolutely amazing
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by daman246 View Post

Corsair 800D is an awesome case for water cooling and it looks absolutely amazing

you may think this but it has horrible air flow.
Edited by Juggalo23451 - 12/12/11 at 10:33pm
Case Labs th10
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970 evga 4way 2 gtx590 6gigs muskin ram 
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2tb wd,128 ssd/crucial lg dvd koolance gtx590 block x 2 white heatkiller 
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RX480 rad x2 MCP35x (X2) gentle typhoons 1850 rpm (8) xigamtek fans  
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win pro 64bit samsung 2343 x3 6144x1152 logitech g19 silverstone 1500watt 
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case labs th10 deathadder 3500dpi cheap one Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... 
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970 evga 4way 2 gtx590 6gigs muskin ram 
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2tb wd,128 ssd/crucial lg dvd koolance gtx590 block x 2 white heatkiller 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX480 rad x2 MCP35x (X2) gentle typhoons 1850 rpm (8) xigamtek fans  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win pro 64bit samsung 2343 x3 6144x1152 logitech g19 silverstone 1500watt 
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case labs th10 deathadder 3500dpi cheap one Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty C... 
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post #6 of 22
Mountain Mods Cases: https://www.mountainmods.com/

Several to choose from, can get the H2go for that price : http://www.mountainmods.com/computer-cases-h2go-c-21_81.html
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3750k P8Z77-I DELUXE R9 290x G.SKILL Sniper 
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Rosewill mechanical  850w Rosewill Hive Corsair Air 240 Corsair M65 
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Large Perixx Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 
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Rosewill mechanical  850w Rosewill Hive Corsair Air 240 Corsair M65 
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post #7 of 22
Go Silverstone.
Their cases are extremely well designed, and have an understated elegance.
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CM 830
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450 gig Western Digital Velociraptor 450 gig Western Digital Velociraptor Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 
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ASUS VW246H 24" Saitek Gamer Corsair AX1200 Silverstone FT02B-W 
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Razer Abyssus Razer eXactMat Creative Titanium HD Denon AH-D5000 Headphones 
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Headphones 
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Intel e6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe GTX 275 8 gigs CORSAIR XMS2 6400C5DHX 
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Western Digital 300GB Raptor Asus VW246H Enermax EGX1000EWL Cooler Master Stacker 830 
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CM 830
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Intel i5 2500K 4.7 ghz @ 1.3v ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum 16 gigs G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
450 gig Western Digital Velociraptor 450 gig Western Digital Velociraptor Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW246H 24" Saitek Gamer Corsair AX1200 Silverstone FT02B-W 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Abyssus Razer eXactMat Creative Titanium HD Denon AH-D5000 Headphones 
Other
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel e6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe GTX 275 8 gigs CORSAIR XMS2 6400C5DHX 
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Western Digital 300GB Raptor Asus VW246H Enermax EGX1000EWL Cooler Master Stacker 830 
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post #8 of 22
800D for water.
Base2
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Zenbook
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Core i7 2600k @ 4.75ghz @ 1.352v Asus p8p67 Deluxe Asus GTX 970 Strix ADATA XPG1 (2x8gb) @ 1600mhz 
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2x OCZ Agility 3  2x Toshiba 2tb Sata 3 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Blu-Ray-RW  Corsair H70 3x Corsair AF 120 Silent Edition 2x AF 140 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 (MX Black) 
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Corsair AX 1200 Corsair 450D Razer Deathadder 2013 Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
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Sennheiser PC 350 
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Core i7 740QM GTX 460m 2x 4gb DDR3 OCZ Agility 3 
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Windows 7 x64 15.1" (1920x1080) 
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Core i3 2367M Intel HD 3000 4GB DDR3 Hitachi HDD 
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SanDisk SSD Windows 7 Home Premium x64 13.3" 1366x768 
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Core i7 2600k @ 4.75ghz @ 1.352v Asus p8p67 Deluxe Asus GTX 970 Strix ADATA XPG1 (2x8gb) @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x OCZ Agility 3  2x Toshiba 2tb Sata 3 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Blu-Ray-RW  Corsair H70 3x Corsair AF 120 Silent Edition 2x AF 140 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 (MX Black) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX 1200 Corsair 450D Razer Deathadder 2013 Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
Other
Sennheiser PC 350 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 740QM GTX 460m 2x 4gb DDR3 OCZ Agility 3 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 15.1" (1920x1080) 
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Core i3 2367M Intel HD 3000 4GB DDR3 Hitachi HDD 
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SanDisk SSD Windows 7 Home Premium x64 13.3" 1366x768 
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post #9 of 22
Another vote for 800D
    
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[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
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[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
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[Intel Core i7 5820K] {4.5GHz} [Asus Rampage V Extreme] [R9 290X Crossfire] {1205/1375} [Crucial DDR4] {16GB-2400MHz} 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
[Western Digital WD10EALS] [Samsung 840 Evo 250GB] [Western Digitan WD10EZEX] [Lite-On iHAS-524-B] 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Custom Loop - Twin 360mm Rads] [Windows 8.1 Pro x64] [Samsung Syncmaster BX2450] [Logitech G510] 
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[XFX Pro 1250] [CaseLabs Magnum M10] [Logitech G500] [GPGR Large] 
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[Creative Sound Blaster Z] 
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post #10 of 22
I was going to mention the 800D when I saw the title of the thread, but looks like it's already been mentioned several times thumb.gif that's a sign for sure!
SB Build
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i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. 3 EVGA GTX580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Razer DeathAdder Steelseries qCK Creative XiFi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
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SB Build
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i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz Asus P8P67 PRO Rev. 3 EVGA GTX580 SC 1.5GB 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64GB, 1TB W.D. Black Samsung DVD-RW 22X Corsair H70 [Modded] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412m Das Model S Professional Silent Antec Signature SG-850W Corsair 600T 
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Razer DeathAdder Steelseries qCK Creative XiFi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
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