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Honestly though, at the end of the day, I think you know about all there is to know about both cases at this point in terms of what they can/cannot offer you with what you want (I myself have been trying to help you out for the last week or so biggrin.gif). In my opinion, nothing the rest of us say is going to make all that much more of a difference at this point. I think it will just come down to simply doing a pro's/con's, and making the decision, no matter how tough it is (Which is what I ended up doing). And you already know that I was just there, and it sucks because they are an investment, and you do want to make the right choice. I don't think there will really be a "wrong" choice if you like both cases already though. So, time to sit down and just hash it out! Unless you want to be like me, and have waited ages before deciding and holding up your build. tongue.gif Trust me, I wish I had just rolled the dice on my guy feeling a LOT earlier than I did.
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I plan on making a decision very very soon. It does suck having two cases that are both nice, but offer different options. thumb.gif
 
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I'm in the same boat. I don't intend to WC for the next 3 yrs or so. I'm stuck between the ST10(soon to be released) and the TH10. I don't know which to go for, but ATM, its looking like i'm going slim.

Maybe in a few years, i'll get another for the WC and by that time CL will have much better cases(don't see how, but it will happen).
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I'm in the same boat. I don't intend to WC for the next 3 yrs or so. I'm stuck between the ST10(soon to be released) and the TH10. I don't know which to go for, but ATM, its looking like i'm going slim.
Maybe in a few years, i'll get another for the WC and by that time CL will have much better cases(don't see how, but it will happen).

Im not sure if I would buy such a large case strictly for air/closed loop water cooling if you arent potentally going to water cool in the next 3 years.
The st10 does look really good, nice and roomy, but too tall imho for a desk pc.
 
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Im not sure if I would buy such a large case strictly for air/closed loop water cooling if you arent potentally going to water cool in the next 3 years.
The st10 does look really good, nice and roomy, but too tall imho for a desk pc.

I hear you dude, but honestly speaking, although I don't need such an overkill case, I hate those current cases that are selling. I was willing to spend a few bucks more, but almost all the great cases have plastic. I don't change my main parts often, but I do like to keep my system clean and dust free, and most of the "fair priced" cases on the market have plastic clips for the front panel and the top panel.

The risk of breaking these clips is high as I would quite often clean my case and It would piss me off to see my case falling apart. At least if I go with caselabs, the worse that can happen is i break the metal clips, which I can in turn replace. It pains me to say it, but honestly, for people who are interested in cases to hold onto for lets say 3-5 years and not be bothered by quality issues, very few cases make the cut.

Quality is an issue and I don't mind spending more on my case if I get one that meets my needs. Besides, I've considered that this CL case might last longer than that, and I would certainly be willing to use it as a home server in the future. For the record, I was really into the Cosmos 2, until I saw all the quality issues and broken cases being delivered.
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I hear you dude, but honestly speaking, although I don't need such an overkill case, I hate those current cases that are selling. I was willing to spend a few bucks more, but almost all the great cases have plastic. I don't change my main parts often, but I do like to keep my system clean and dust free, and most of the "fair priced" cases on the market have plastic clips for the front panel and the top panel.
The risk of breakage is high and It would piss me off to see my case falling apart. At least if I go with caselabs, the worse that can happen is i break the clips, which I can in turn replace. It pains me to say it, but honestly, for people who are interested in cases to hold onto for lets say 3-5 years and not be bothered by quality issues, very few cases make the cut.
Quality is an issue and I don't mind spending more on my case if I get one that meets my needs. Besides, I've considered that this CL case might last longer than that, and I would certainly be willing to use it as a home server in the future. For the record, I was really into the Cosmos 2, until I saw all the quality issues and broken cases being delivered.

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Just needed to add this in. The coolermaster storm trooper looked real nice, but for my eatx MB, it looks to crammed together. I don't like that. If I was going to be using ATX, i'd get that case a while back.
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you would have gotten the trooper?
 
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Yep, I really liked the look of that case. For that reason alone I would've gone with the trooper. I know it has plastic bits, but the way they used the plastic doesn't bother me. The front fans can be cleaned by removing the bay covered which are easy to do and don't break. And the top cover is the same. Only thing is EATX is extremely crammed in there.

I saw only 2 pics of EATX inside the case. One was from a review site and another was from the OCN Storm Trooper Members Club. One had a Rampage 3 E and the other had the Maximus IV E.

Both fit in the case, but they were so clustered. Now for heat dissipation, having your heat source confined to a smaller area makes cooling better, but I don't like the idea of having to squeeze my hands and try crazy maneuvers to access my components after they have been installed.

Hence, the trooper was ignored.
post #29 of 41
If you have physical space for the M8, I don't think that you will regret it. I was concerned myself but after using one I'm really glad that I went with the Magnum line. It also looks really good in person.
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I was debating between the two as well.
In the end, I went with the M8, space was not an issue.
Always wanted a double wide case, more room for expansion if I want to upgrade my current (2) 360 rad setup.
Oh and also, the ability to house lots of HDDs was important for me, another reason to go with the M8.
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