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(RESOLVED) Deciding between Full Tower cases for Internal Water cooling

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So I am going to be moving up to water cooling and plan on using a dual and a triple rad. (if possible quad, but doubtful) Basically I don't want to mod the case and I don't want to have any fans or the rads on the exterior.

What I am planning on using:
2X DD-GTX470
MCP655 Pump
Swiftech APOGEE HD
MCRES Micro Rev2
dual rad
triple rad (or quad, unlikely)

What I would like in the case:
At least 4 free 3.5" hard drive drive bays
Something small (when I mean small I mean something like in the size of a TJ07 or 810 Switch, whereas large is a cosmos 2)
Non-aggressive look (like certain thermaltake and Darkfeet cases)
Something under $400

So far I have my choices down to a couple cases, but I am not completely happy with them; I am hoping there is some magical case that I've been missing that will reveal itself, or if there is something coming out within a year then I will wait. If I absolutely have to do some modding to get what I want, I'll do it. Here are some I've been looking at:

Cosmos 2 (huge....but has everything I want)

NZXT Switch 810 (good size, but lacks hard drive space)

Corsair 800D (to fit a dual rad somewhere would require modding?)

(If I have to mod Silverstone TJ07, but I am not really sure what to do hard drive wise)


As a side note, my friend keeps telling me he can show me how to CNC with aluminum to make my own >_>
Edited by fofamit - 2/21/12 at 3:43am
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Tj07

best case ever made, if you got 3 bills to drop on one go for it. You might be able to get a used one for 2 bills though.

The other cases you mentioed are all good to though,

however I'd stay away from the switch, the quality of it is horrific to say the least.
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Just realized someone else posted a similar thread >_>;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1215210/no-good-cases-for-water-cooling

This guy pretty much has the same dilemma as I do, the same cases are mentioned and some other cases. All things aside, it seems I'll probably go with the Cosmos 2 after reading that thread despite it's hugenormousness.

I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope there will be a new case released or a revision of the 800D biggrin.gif (I highly doubt it, but I can hope!)
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CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
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