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I'm just afraid that a caselabs case is going to be a little excessive for my wants..
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Originally Posted by Hydrored View Post

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

Frustration for you, joy for others. There's nothing frustrating about other cheaper cases, just need a bit of imagination. Modding cases is half the fun of being an `Enthusiast`, and while a CaseLabs case is great... they've already done everything conceivable. And while I love the M8+Ped that I bought, there's nothing to really do to it as it's all been done, I also love my Define XL, TJ07, 800D, 650D's equally. And quite honestly I probably wouldn't have gotten my M8 if it wasn't used and I had gotten it for as cheap as I did. Sure it's a great case, amazing quality, and feature rich, but not much left for a user to add to it.

Then there's the size footprint. Not everyone has a big enough place to put one. I know if my closet wasn't empty my M8 would be sitting in the middle of my room.
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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

Frustration for you, joy for others. There's nothing frustrating about other cheaper cases, just need a bit of imagination. Modding cases is half the fun of being an `Enthusiast`, and while a CaseLabs case is great... they've already done everything conceivable. And while I love the M8+Ped that I bought, there's nothing to really do to it as it's all been done, I also love my Define XL, TJ07, 800D, 650D's equally. And quite honestly I probably wouldn't have gotten my M8 if it wasn't used and I had gotten it for as cheap as I did. Sure it's a great case, amazing quality, and feature rich, but not much left for a user to add to it.

Then there's the size footprint. Not everyone has a big enough place to put one. I know if my closet wasn't empty my M8 would be sitting in the middle of my room.

I also love modding to and can not disagree with anything you just said. The problem with WC for me is it just keeps growing. I would hate to buy a case then grow out of it. My M10 is is nice to WC with but I still love the 800D
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post #24 of 35
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I'm just afraid that a caselabs case is going to be a little excessive for my wants..

Check out the 800D. Look at some of the builds on this forum.... wubsmiley.gifdrool.gif
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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.

This all the way. I bought the 650D and was like, "oh, I might water cool with it eventually" Got to looking into the details of WCing and discovered I'd have to make all kinds of sacrfises if I wanted to stay with it, so I'm now looking heavily at the Switch 810/Shinobi XL or TJ04-E.
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Nzxt Switch 810

This really might be the case for you, espically if you like the Phantom. It's got room for a 360 thick rad up top, with push/pull fans on it. It also has room for a 240 rad in the bottom as well. And I believe the msrp was like $170 or so.
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post #27 of 35
Yeah, the Switch 810 is pretty slick. I gave it a few looks at CES.

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Wow, that Switch 810 does look spectacular.
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post #29 of 35
What exactly is your budget?
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i had a budget once...

then i started water cooling
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