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Friends and co workers have convinced me to get back into PCs so I am going to be building an ivy bridge setup and might get into liquid cooling again.

I've had an FT02 and HAF 932 and am wondering if anything new has come out in the full tower or large mid tower world.

Plans and sizes needed: I would need to be able to fit crossfire/sli and a full sized cooling loop.

What's hot right now guys? It's been a year or so smile.gif

EDIT: I am fully open to modding if there is a case that mods well.

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There are some great new cases. Two many to list. Some of the more recent ones are; Personally im looking at either the cosmos II or the TJ11 for my next case.


In the super-tower segment (I call anything bigger than my HAF X, a Super-Tower)

Cosmos II - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119252
Silverstone TJ11 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163178&Tpk=silverstone%20TJ11

Full Tower

NZXT Switch 810 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146088. Comes in black too.
CM Storm Trooper - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245&Tpk=coolermaster%20storm%20trooper. has a handle.


Mid Tower
Silverstone Fortress FT02 White - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163183
Antec Lanboy - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129093 100% modular. Can reassemble anyay you like.
Corsair 600T White - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005
Antec 900 II V3 Gaming case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097

In the mATX form factor this is a great one.
Silverstone FT03 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163176. Can fit full length GPUs in them. Im thinking of building an HTPC around this case and Llano APU.
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post #3 of 14
For CrossFire/SLI, modding and watercooling I would highly recommend the Corsair Obsidian 800D thumb.gif
Edited by GreekGamer09 - 3/10/12 at 5:26pm
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The Silverstone TJ11 is also a very nice case biggrin.gif
post #5 of 14
The Cosmos 2 is more of a wardrobe sized case. tongue.gif

Personally I have the HAF-X which is an excellent case, but for watercooling I agree with GreekGamer09 that the TJ11 is a great case.
post #6 of 14
FT02 is still the best air cooling case on the market.
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Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post

There are some great new cases. Two many to list. Some of the more recent ones are; Personally im looking at either the cosmos II or the TJ11 for my next case.
In the super-tower segment (I call anything bigger than my HAF X, a Super-Tower)
Cosmos II - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119252
Silverstone TJ11 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163178&Tpk=silverstone%20TJ11
Full Tower
NZXT Switch 810 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146088. Comes in black too.
CM Storm Trooper - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119245&Tpk=coolermaster%20storm%20trooper. has a handle.
Mid Tower
Silverstone Fortress FT02 White - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163183
Antec Lanboy - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129093 100% modular. Can reassemble anyay you like.
Corsair 600T White - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139005
Antec 900 II V3 Gaming case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129097
In the mATX form factor this is a great one.
Silverstone FT03 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163176. Can fit full length GPUs in them. Im thinking of building an HTPC around this case and Llano APU.

This list is mostly golden. I would stay away form the Lanboy, it's a dust magnet, and all of the mesh sides are made out of straight plastic. Kind of a cheap construction. I have a Cosmos II, and the Antec DF-85 and I love them both. The DF-85 is better if you don't plan on doing anything crazy by way of case mods. I have a 275x120 radiator on the back fans that literally bolted right up, without any problems.

The Silverstone TJ series is also quite nice.
post #8 of 14
tj-07 modded and powdered coated inside is t he best
or a 700d
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post #9 of 14
switch 810 by nzxt its 189.99 so you can save some money and buy watercooling parts.
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http://www.mountainmods.com/ Mountain mods thumb.gif

Case Labs http://www.caselabs.net/ thumb.gif

Here is a build log of a small Mountain Mods Case : http://www.overclock.net/t/1177863/my-mm-h2go-build-thread/0_20 Looks great IMHO
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