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Like the title says im wanting to get another full tower case with options. I looked at the Azza 9k and like the size and options. I am also digging the R02, other cases that i had in mind with the 800D. I love cases like the 800D that have a separated space for the psu. Im just wondering if i should hold out a little longer until cyber monday deals start or grab a case now.

If i get a new case now i will also have to get another psu and sleeved cables as well so i can make it look nice and have a little more length to work with. My current psu won't allow me to do that right now so...

My delima? Besides wanting a new case and a new feel to my build, i have $400 just sitting. I actually don't need to buy anything else at this time so im kinda caught between saving my money until later on down the line or in a month buy another 2560x1440 monitor.

My better judgement is telling me to just hold off for now and enjoy my current build (case) because if i pull the trigger now, ill regret it before the month is over if they have great deals. Plus the other thing that bothers me is that im not totally commited to any of the cases that i stated looking at above.

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post #2 of 4
Well, I'll tell you that the 800D is pretty mediocre for air cooling. If you're on water cooling, the 800D is one of the best cases out there. Do you have $400 saved up for computer stuff in general....or money for a case PLUS $400? If it's $400 INCLUDING case, and you're set on upgrading....here are a couple thoughts:

First of all: SSD's, your keyboard, and your mouse are three things that have the most direct influence on your overall satisfaction/interaction with a computer. Your case has the most direct impact on your aesthetic opinion of the case. Having said that, let's move on:

If you're wanting to go WC, spring for a little more and:
800D ~$250
XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 ~$190
(or get a Phantom for ~$100 and get compression fittings as well. HAFX or HAF932 are other cases to look at for WC. If you got a cheaper case, you could also get a GPU block)

If you're not wanting to go WC:
Cases: Phantom, Phantom 820, HAF X, Azza 9000 (not a fan), Thor V2, CM Storm/Trooper/Stryker, Bitfenix Shinobi/Colossus, Antec 1100/1200

All of those cases are ~$150 except for the Phantom 820. So, after you get one of those cases I'd get a Mechanical Keyboard (~$100) and a gaming mouse (~$75). That'll put you at ~$325. Then I'd get an SSD to put you at ~$400.

You could get a be-all, end-all case like (my current personal favorite) a CaseLabs Merlin SM8 and an SSD, keyboard, or mouse and be at about $400-$450.

About getting a monitor, your 660Ti is kind of limiting. Without Eyefinity (or another card), you can't run 3 monitors....and if you're gaming, two is kind of wasted. If you're being productive with your PC, a second monitor isn't a bad option. Having said that, I either want 1 big or 3 smaller monitors. I've always thought 2 look kind of goofy (though I've used 2 monitors MANY times before).

As far as getting a new PSU, no need there. You can just get extensions. Another option is to get custom cables for your PSU. I think THAT would make a computer look phenomenal....and definitely cheaper than a brand new PSU. If you're sleeving the PSU anyway, save some $$ on sleeving and get paracord, then it's about the same amount of time to do custom cable lengths. The cash you saved on your sleeving would be about the cost of custom cables. Paracord looks good, too. Maybe not MDPC good, but good!
 
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post #3 of 4
Definitely wait for cyber monday. The 800D sucks for air cooling, is not even one of the best for water cooling (can only use one large internal radiator without excessive modding), and the build quality is much worse than most cases in that price range.

If you want an excellent all-around case for under $400, take a look at the Xigmatek Elysium, which probably wins hands down in terms of overall functionality. Then there's the NZXT Switch 810, or if you want something more classy, the Lian-Li PC-V2120 (but it has less space at the top for a radiator/thick fans).

There's always the Silverstone TJ07 if you feel like modding. To improve its airflow, just get something like a Scythe Kama Bay or Lian-Li's variant, and then zip tie another fan on the back of the HDD cage to blow air toward the GPU.
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i was also considering Mountain Mods, like a few of those cases to but that would be my whole savings thus far and i would still have to purchase more fans.
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveOptical Drive
AMD R9 290 (x2) Coming Soon Undicided WD 1TB  Lite On DVD RW 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Water Cooled Custom Loop Windows 8.1 Pro 1) Overlord Tempest SE 2560x1440p 1) X-star 2560x1440p 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Ahchievia Shimian 2560x1440p 10Gear Cac-Card Reader Looking for 1200watt PSU Fully Modular Corsair 900D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Standard Dell Belkin Turtle Beach 
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i7 3770k Asus Sabertooth z77 thermal Armor Galaxy 660TI 3gb G.Skill Rip Jaws 8G DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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Overlord Tempest SE 2560x1440p IOGEAR 850 watt Corsair Sentey Burton 6xxx Series 
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Old school gateway from 6 years ago Nice new Belkin 
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