Originally Posted by spikeSP
Right now I just have a regular ATX motherboard with 2 580's in SLI. I'm gonna be installing the mod on the two 580's.
I might be getting an XL-ATX mobo however, which would require one of the larger cases. I'd also like the ability to watercooling, etc. in the future if I'm feeling up for it for the CPU.
The reason I want something massive is mostly just for personal aesthetics I guess
The STH-10 looks amazing, but it'd pretty much be empty with what I have now, so I'm having a really hard time justifying spending that much. I only have one SSD and an HDD. I have no intention of getting like 10 HDD's in RAID configuration or anything like that...
Maybe I should simmer a few months and really look into a case I can use for a few years (my phantom 410 is just under a year old)...
Sounds almost like you'd get no benefit from having it. the STH 10 is quite big. Whilst having a massive case seems appealing, there are a few things you need to consider.
Firstly, if you spend that much on a case, your going to want to fill it up. Secondly, it's not easy to move around full of components, compared to the phantom. 3, case-labs cases, by definition are water cooling enthusiast cases, this is mainly because of the massive amounts of internal space & spending $569 on a water cooling case & putting air cooling in it seems redundant, especially when you don't own any water cooling gear. If your ready to take on a case-labs case then by all means, some of the guys here that do builds on them are insane, but my recommendation would be to think before getting a case this big, because with a purchase of that size, you don't want to be regretting it in the future.
Not that this is anything to go by, but recently I had a big case ( nzxt switch 810 ) and I was running dual SLI like you.. having the switch 810 made me want to fill it up with water coling & I knew that was something I didnt want to do. Downgraded to a mid tower, filled it up and modded it nicely. Now I'm incredibly happy with my pc & I don't have to spend all that moneyEdited by CurtTerror - 3/18/13 at 8:05pm