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650D won't work with a RASA kit. not enough clearance up top for rad and fans.

I'd save up a little and buy a case you'll be able to work with later down the road. Water cooling is fun, but expensive. The RASA kit is like your first hit of heroin, once you get stung by the needle you'll want more. I can guarantee that with absolute certitude. Therefore, save up and get a case that can handle more then the basic minimum you're looking for. It'll save you money down the road if the need arises to upgrade. Because it'll happen, and when it does you'll need to buy another case again.
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650D won't work with a RASA kit. not enough clearance up top for rad and fans.
I'd save up a little and buy a case you'll be able to work with later down the road. Water cooling is fun, but expensive. The RASA kit is like your first hit of heroin, once you get stung by the needle you'll want more. I can guarantee that with absolute certitude. Therefore, save up and get a case that can handle more then the basic minimum you're looking for. It'll save you money down the road if the need arises to upgrade. Because it'll happen, and when it does you'll need to buy another case again.

are you saying get the 800D? or "a case that can handle more" as in the m8?
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Originally Posted by TGTBATQ View Post

are you saying get the 800D? or "a case that can handle more" as in the m8?
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I have the 650D, and honestly I would have gotten a much bigger case if only I would have known. In my defense your honor, it was my first computer build and I decided to go with liquid cooling. I'm just trying to steer you in the right direction if really you wish to go with liquid cooling. Having a little more room in a case makes a world of difference. Save up some money and go with something you won't regret having bought down the road.
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I have the 650D, and honestly I would have gotten a much bigger case if only I would have known. In my defense your honor, it was my first computer build and I decided to go with liquid cooling. I'm just trying to steer you in the right direction if really you wish to go with liquid cooling. Having a little more room in a case makes a world of difference. Save up some money and go with something you won't regret having bought down the road.

I understand that, but are you saying that the 800D is ample for what i would be using it for, or something "with more" like the caselabs m8 or something?
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How aggressive are you going to watercool your rig? I do a mod to get my Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 to have a 120.2 radiator sit at the top in push/pull. Usually costs $99, but recently there was a sale at Newegg for $67.99.
You can also use thinner fans so it sits up at top evenly, but as you can see with my tubes, I care less about looks, but more about function.
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That is epic mate. I have a PC-K62 and love it. If I decide the go the full blown water cooling, I'll definitely use your idea. +rep. Can you take a side shot with the side panel off plllllllllllllllllllllease.
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I understand that, but are you saying that the 800D is ample for what i would be using it for, or something "with more" like the caselabs m8 or something?

Look, you'll start with the CPU for sure. Then you're gonna want to cool your vid cards cause you'll see it works so good. If you buy a smaller case, you'll hit a snag when you try and say " Damn, I should have gotten a bigger case cause now I have to mount a rad outside the case". Now I don't know what vid cards you'll cool in the future, but an 800D holds it's ground for a liquid cooling case. Granted not the best at it's job, but it does it well. If you want a no worry, easy peasy water cooling case, the M8 (SHT10?) is a no brainer. No matter what you'll want to cool in the future, you'll have the space to do it. And the enginuity behind the design is there. Common, removable mobo tray?!

Ask around if any Caselabs owners regrets their pruchase. I highly doubt you'll find anyone, anywhere.
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That is epic mate. I have a PC-K62 and love it. If I decide the go the full blown water cooling, I'll definitely use your idea. +rep. Can you take a side shot with the side panel off plllllllllllllllllllllease.

Np. It would look better if I ended up with the same waterblocks for all 3 cards. The top has an EK waterblock, the middle is Koolance, and the bottom is a Swiftech Universal GPU block (MCW80).

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Look, you'll start with the CPU for sure. Then you're gonna want to cool your vid cards cause you'll see it works so good. If you buy a smaller case, you'll hit a snag when you try and say " Damn, I should have gotten a bigger case cause now I have to mount a rad outside the case". Now I don't know what vid cards you'll cool in the future, but an 800D holds it's ground for a liquid cooling case. Granted not the best at it's job, but it does it well. If you want a no worry, easy peasy water cooling case, the M8 (SHT10?) is a no brainer. No matter what you'll want to cool in the future, you'll have the space to do it. And the enginuity behind the design is there. Common, removable mobo tray?!
Ask around if any Caselabs owners regrets their pruchase. I highly doubt you'll find anyone, anywhere.

While I agree with you completely, you have to remember not everyone is going to go to the extreme of /needing/ a CaseLabs case. CaseLabs in most cases are pure /want/ cases. An 800D and even some cheaper cases will do fine for his needs for a long time. With some modding a Define XL can fit a 360 or 480 Rad up top and a 240 either in the front or laying in the bottom, which in most cases is more than adequate for most users. And plenty of other cheap cases that cost half what a CaseLabs does. CaseLabs just provides that luxury of having everything one would want to do... already done.

But you have to remember some people don't have the budget. And if he wanted he could always sell the current case down the road for close to what retail is rather easily to get most if not all of his money back on it. So easier to upgrade down the line.
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Look, you'll start with the CPU for sure. Then you're gonna want to cool your vid cards cause you'll see it works so good. If you buy a smaller case, you'll hit a snag when you try and say " Damn, I should have gotten a bigger case cause now I have to mount a rad outside the case". Now I don't know what vid cards you'll cool in the future, but an 800D holds it's ground for a liquid cooling case. Granted not the best at it's job, but it does it well. If you want a no worry, easy peasy water cooling case, the M8 (SHT10?) is a no brainer. No matter what you'll want to cool in the future, you'll have the space to do it. And the enginuity behind the design is there. Common, removable mobo tray?!
Ask around if any Caselabs owners regrets their pruchase. I highly doubt you'll find anyone, anywhere.

While I agree with you completely, you have to remember not everyone is going to go to the extreme of /needing/ a CaseLabs case. CaseLabs in most cases are pure /want/ cases. An 800D and even some cheaper cases will do fine for his needs for a long time. With some modding a Define XL can fit a 360 or 480 Rad up top and a 240 either in the front or laying in the bottom, which in most cases is more than adequate for most users. And plenty of other cheap cases that cost half what a CaseLabs does. CaseLabs just provides that luxury of having everything one would want to do... already done.

But you have to remember some people don't have the budget. And if he wanted he could always sell the current case down the road for close to what retail is rather easily to get most if not all of his money back on it. So easier to upgrade down the line.

I have close to 1000 dollars in water cooling components alone, what my point is why spend that in cooling and have a 150 dollar case when my Case Labs does everything I want it to without frustration. The no frustration part alone is worth the extra money for Case Labs
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