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Per the title. All I can see is, the PC-8FI is slightly shorter height-wise, has tool-less features, has a different front bezel and is slightly older. They're very similar cases, to me at least. I'm considering buying one and not sure which one to choose.
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I saw that version, a very exotic looking case. Do you have any build photos showing the inside?
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Here it is right now:
img21341j.jpg

And as it is when you buy it:
img05761w.jpg

EDIT: I just had a look at the 9F and from what I can tell, the frame, top and sides are all exactly the same between the 8FI and 9F - Even the 5.25 bay covers. The only difference being the front bezel.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 11/12/12 at 8:53pm
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Fully loaded, very nice!

How did you fit the 240mm radiator in front? Did you have to custom fit some bolts and ignore the spacing of the holes in the case?
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I have it mounted only on the bottom fan thumb.gif
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post

I have it mounted only on the bottom fan thumb.gif

Ah ha! So there's a chance I could mount an H100i in the same location? So far looking at this case, I was thinking H80i only, but now I've saw your build, it looks like there's a possibility for the H100i as well. Do you have a close-up photo of the mounting?
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post #8 of 9
Unfortunately, I don't have any other pictures of it right now. I'm at work and I'll be here till Wednesday - I keep forgetting to copy my pictures onto my laptop.

I would have replied sooner, but I get caught up in the routine at work and a week passes before even think about it haha
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by aln688 View Post

Ah ha! So there's a chance I could mount an H100i in the same location? So far looking at this case, I was thinking H80i only, but now I've saw your build, it looks like there's a possibility for the H100i as well. Do you have a close-up photo of the mounting?

I just got the Corsair 650d and do not like it at all. I have a PC-7FNW and love it but it won't fit all my new equipment. I also have an h100i and am looking at the PC-8FI. If it is possible and seems so after this thread, it's a done deal. Just curious where the 3 HDD and SSD would go. Maybe a HDD tray in front of the radiotor and between the PSU. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
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