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Hi All!

First post on the site, been lurking for a few days and have read a few threads to gain some knowledge.

I'm beginning my hopefully enjoyable journey building my new PC and want to make sure i start with a solid base!

I'm looking at following cases;

http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzA0NTA1&lan=us

http://www.ebuyer.com/341362-sharkoon-tauron-green-mid-tower-atx-case-4044951012282?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products

http://www.ebuyer.com/252622-corsair-obsidian-650d-mid-tower-case-cc650dw

Now to explain what i'm looking for!

My build idea is going to stay relatively simple as its my first time doing this.

Looking for a case that will hold a full sized ATX card, have removeable hard drive cages, and enough room inside to expand at a future date.

I won't be attempting water-cooling as that would probably be a mistake on a first build, but i'd like the opportunity to upgrade, again at a later date.

I've pretty much got my basic Hardware plans mapped out which will be

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard + Corresponding Intel chip (depending on price at time of purchase)

Self contained CPU water-cooling unit ( i have been told this is more efficient?) such as

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0051U7HMS/ref=asc_df_B0051U7HMS6781246?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0051U7HMS

Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Originally Posted by Flunkyturtle View Post

Hi All!
First post on the site, been lurking for a few days and have read a few threads to gain some knowledge.
I'm beginning my hopefully enjoyable journey building my new PC and want to make sure i start with a solid base!
I'm looking at following cases;
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NzA0NTA1&lan=us
http://www.ebuyer.com/341362-sharkoon-tauron-green-mid-tower-atx-case-4044951012282?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products
http://www.ebuyer.com/252622-corsair-obsidian-650d-mid-tower-case-cc650dw
Now to explain what i'm looking for!
My build idea is going to stay relatively simple as its my first time doing this.
Looking for a case that will hold a full sized ATX card, have removeable hard drive cages, and enough room inside to expand at a future date.
I won't be attempting water-cooling as that would probably be a mistake on a first build, but i'd like the opportunity to upgrade, again at a later date.
I've pretty much got my basic Hardware plans mapped out which will be
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard + Corresponding Intel chip (depending on price at time of purchase)
Self contained CPU water-cooling unit ( i have been told this is more efficient?) such as
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0051U7HMS/ref=asc_df_B0051U7HMS6781246?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B0051U7HMS
Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Hi and welcome

ive got 2 cases ...corsair 600T SE and a zalman z9 plus...
coming from normally generic cases these 2 cases blew me away
the cases you highlight are good but only you will know what you want.
Just read these case threads and look at the uploaded pictures and youll know for yourself what will suit you

btw intel 2500k @ £152 @ ariapc

regards
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Crucial m4 ssd Xigmatek Aegir Windows 7 64 Ferguson HD 
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Ducky G2 Pro Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 550w Corsair 600T SE RAT 3 v2 
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post #3 of 3
Stay away from Antec, their cases are garbage.

Corsiar, NZXT, and Lian Li all make entry level cases that are priced very well. I would say the NZXT Phantom and NZXT Switch 810 are great chassis, especially for the price. The NZXT Switch 810 is an excellent chassis for the price, it's water-cooling ready if you ever choose to go that route and is more than adequate for aircooling installations.

Switch 810: http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/switch_810
It has removable HDD cages, a front bezel that hides Optical drives, a hot-swap bay for HDD's/SSD's, room for 9 fans, ATX motherboards will have more than enough room, tool-less 5.25 bays

All-in-one watercooling units are only going to yield the same temps as high end air coolers, however, they may be more quiet. The only time you'll see a dramatic temp difference is if you go to a custom loop. So, the choice is yours, really.
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