Originally Posted by Benjiw
The thing he's trying to say is, it would be better to get the CL because you will only buy once, you only buy good once even if it exceeds your budget, expectations and plans. If you're buying the Define S it is a decent case, my gf has one and I'm very impressed with it, I'm yet to put a system in it but she wants to do a Portal themed build and we already hit a road block because she wants 2 loops one blue and one orange but making 2 reservoirs fit inside it will be a struggle! If she bought a CL on the other hand, it would be no issue lol.
I know what he is saying/suggesting and I'm denying the suggestion with a thanks since it doesn't fit my way of thought. I'm not wanting to do a complicated multi loop, different color, 2 reservoirs etc, nor do i want to fit 5+ rads. 'Better' depends on the person. In this situation 'better' would be CL case offering some feature I really wanted to do that the Define S does not offer. But the only thing that CL can offer is the quality, aesthetics (CL cases reminds me of metal file cabinets in a way = not a pro). 420mm + 360mm + 140mm, etc should be a good enough change from a cheap aluminum 240mm rad by way of h100i. The 'You only buy a CL once' honestly only works when it is the first case IMO. Buying it now won't change the cases I bought previously, and since the likeness of buying another case after this (undecided case) is slim to none a decent sub $100 case sounds better than $300-500+. $500+ is way to close to what I spent on an 8350 + CHVFZ + 2x 290X all together.
I've looked at the Define S a bit more and it does have a bit of space constraint. I don't think it will be a big deal with a simple custom loop but who knows, I didn't choose a case yet. The space constraint though could become a pro. I enjoyed cutting up my 600T to make room for a 360mm + 200mm rad in the future. Wouldn't really want to cut up the Define S or any clean looking case though. I just kind of like the clean look of the Define S, the fact I can hide my storage drives in the back, switching side panels to allow a fan to cool the socket without modding the case, while added water cooling support compared to my modded 600T.
Forget about new cases. I'm going to stick with my roots and stay with the case I have. I can already mount one 360mm at the top so I'm going to try to make a 360mm or 420mm mount in the front.Edited by xKrNMBoYx - 9/23/15 at 8:53pm