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Alrighty guys. I'm slowly adding to my build, shortly will be a new PSU and a new case.

Just a bit of background, I'm running my rig in my sig (for those who cbf checking)
- 2600k
- 6950
- p8z68 gen3
- new PSU will hopefully be a AX850
- atm cooling is my XSPC RX360 kit - I want to eventually get a EK multioption X2 res and a GPU block for a new nvidia card, probably the 6XX equivalent of the 580.

With all that in mind, what would you suggest as a new case?

At the moment I'm thinking three cases:
Corsair 800D
I think the corsair is a pretty classy case. This choice was based on aesthetics more then funcitonality however; I've read temps in the 800D are sub par, especially when cooling anything by air.

Nzxt 810
The 810 seems like a pretty solid case. Plenty of room install a 360 and a 240, and the white would really go with my black+white scheme I want to get going. Something about it but, just seems kinda, eh? I'm not sure what it is.

Silverstone TJ07
The TJ07 seems like a great case. The only thing I'm really not liking is to get a solid black case I have to paint - I really don't like the look of the silver. :c

Any ideas? smile.gif
post #2 of 8
NZXT Switch 810 since it supports a 360 rad in the top and a 240 rad in the bottom without any modding
keep in mind that the NZXT Switch 810 is made from plastic its not the most durable case out there
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NZXT switch 810
Bitfenix Shinobi XL
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Intel 2500k EVGA Z68 micro sli 2 EVGA GTX 670s Corsair Vengence 16gb 
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Curcial M4 126gb WD 1tb Koolance 240/360 rad, PMP 450s pump, 370 si blo... 10 Bitfenix Spectre Pro PWN fans 
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Win 7 x64 NZXT Hale90 v2 1000w Bitfenix Raider - modded Mayhems Aurora SuperNova 
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Curcial M4 126gb WD 1tb Koolance 240/360 rad, PMP 450s pump, 370 si blo... 10 Bitfenix Spectre Pro PWN fans 
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post #4 of 8
Corsair 800D lots off room for watercooling
but if you want to go extream get a case labs case but it cost some $$$
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Originally Posted by kieran13 View Post

NZXT Switch 810 since it supports a 360 rad in the top and a 240 rad in the bottom without any modding
keep in mind that the NZXT Switch 810 is made from plastic its not the most durable case out there

I was kinda thinking this as well.

And the only thing with the BitFenix case is stores close by don't stock them, and at 60$ for shipping I might have to pass up on it frown.gif
Edited by crackerssss - 3/3/12 at 8:13pm
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i pre ordered my Switch 810 last week but the store i bought it from does not get them till 30th of march and yeh im not to worried about the plastic since i wont be moving my pc much only to cleran it
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i say go with the 800D and not because I have one. Its just such an easy case to work with, its hard NOT to recommend it for people who are planning to watercool
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Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB EK Supreme HF Nickel Samsung 2233RZ 120Hz Corsair HX1050 
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post #8 of 8

The 800's a nice case.  I do like them. You have the same board as me and same res...you could do what I did using a haf x.  Though to make it easier, don't run the 420 rad like I did.  Both fit 360's pretty easy.  The main difference in size between the two is the 800 is slightly longer. The haf x is a better bargain especially when you consider they come with quite a bit of fans.  I paid 149.00 for the haf x.  ...I picked up two of them actually.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1222289/haf-x-using-sr1-420-and-phobya-200mm-rad-mod-with-images-and-install-information/0_100

 

Dreadknot did a similar setup to mine which turned out nice as well.  He used a 360 rad which should have made the install much easier. look for his post within my link, you should be able to see the twist he did on his setup.

 

Good luck!


Edited by betatester1 - 3/3/12 at 11:37pm
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