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Just found out that neither of the cases mentioned above support a H100 in push Pull. So, any suggestions for a good case? (push pull for h100 does not need to be supported, as I found out that it doesn't make a big difference.

Is a AX650 enough for dual GTX 670 in SLi (in the future) or should I go with an AX750?

How about the HAF X? It costs now about 145€ now. The nVidia edition costs about 160€

I'd suggest you look into the Fractal Arc Midi. wink.gif I have a thing for a nice and sleek looking case, over a bright shiney gaming case. It has plenty enough room for your H100 as push / pull as an intake (front or bottom), you could also fit it in push / pull as exhaust up top (top fits up to a 360mm rad if I remember right). Plus its not a bad looking mid tower at all.

Yes, the AX650 is more than enough for 670 SLI. It would handle 680 SLI no issue as well. The current line of Kepler and Taihiti graphics cards (AMD and Nvidia's latest cards) are very VERY power efficient.
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The case looks all too simple. I personally don't like the look of it. Maybe I would get used to it.

I am a fan of shiny stuff like you mentioned pioneerisloud. Looks too simple in my eyes. But nonetheless I like the features. What about the r3?
Edited by Atham - 7/28/12 at 8:31am
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The case looks all too simple. I personally don't like the look of it. Maybe I would get used to it.

I am a fan of shiny stuff like you mentioned pioneerisloud. Looks too simple in my eyes. But nonetheless I like the features. What about the r3?

The R3 is a beautiful chassis, and would have gotten my vote, but you mentioned water cooling. The R3 is a good air cooling case (unless you mod it). The Arc Midi is designed for water.
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I think I decided to go with the 600T. Does the 600T have any dust filters?

I saw this review on newegg:
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Pros: Size, room to cable, easy latches on both doors. Clickable grates. Removable rack #2. Big space for long graphic cards. Rubber grommets everywhere.

Cons: 1. Front intake fan had bad bearing at 6 months.
2. Not enough space for modular power plugs on Corsair 750 if rack #2 mounted on case floor.
3. Not clear how to remove bottom drive rack without a drill...
4. Case materials are heat sensitive and tick and grumble throughout the day.

Other Thoughts: Vacillating between a 3 and 4 rating. If another flaw found then it becomes a 3 which means it serves as a 1 - 2 year case instead of long term solution.

Looking at the last line, I am worried a bit.

The battle is between the 650D and 600T White edition. Can't decide which. This review worries me a bit.

The decision is between the 650D(160€) and the Storm Trooper (130€). Which is better?
The Storm Stryker (160€) costs quite a lot and it is essentially the same thing. The thing that kind of disturbs me on the Storm trooper is the side panel. It has no fans attached to it.
Edited by Atham - 7/29/12 at 2:53am
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Decided on going with the 650D.

For the SSD I am going with an Intel 520 120GB. In this shop, there are two versions of it. Which one is the one that I need for a desktop PC? What are the differences.
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post #26 of 27
get 16 gigs I u se gskill ripjaws z series 2133mhz and they run sweet.
post #27 of 27
why not? rams are cheap anyway. I had 24gb on my x58 system just because I can. I have zero use for it. I do play with RAMdisks but it got boring real quick lmao
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