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Case lab sm8? mostly watercool friendly.
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Well, If you want to future proof then just go out and buy a Corsair 800D or a HAF X, but these are expensive but support EATX, which is problably going to be mainstream in a few years time. What is your budget?
     
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anything casle labs, the corsair 900D is out now those would be the ones id look at.
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post #4 of 15
That case you linked to is obscenely expensive. haha What about the Lanboy air or HAF 932 advanced?
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Originally Posted by burksdb View Post

anything casle labs, the corsair 900D is out now those would be the ones id look at.

Holy crap that corsair is amazing drool.gif
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Anything HAF is good
     
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$450.00 is the budget.

going to take a look at all the suggested cases...ty guys.
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After looking around I foudn that the price of a 900D is around £230 which translates into about $360 which is under your budget by quite a bit
     
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raptorpowa View Post

Case lab sm8? mostly watercool friendly.

The case might be 'future proof' but don't underestimate the human factor: You'll get sick of looking at it in 5 years...wink.gif


Trust me, I know...
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CM storm trooper has tons of room. H2O friendly has changeable HDD cages, comes with like 10 SSD mounting brackets, solid as a rock, cm sells replacement parts, fan controller, led control, storage drawer, ssd x-port, filters, carrying handle, front panel USB 3.0, front panel SATA, full of future proof stufffs.
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