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Honestly, while it's not a perfect case, the Switch 810 has everything you could need for a good water loop, and is an eminently mod-able case. Easy enough to fit a 420 rad up top, a 240/280 in bottom or in front, and a 120/140 in back, without having to use external radiators. You could fit more but it would require some modifications.

Yes, it has plastic, but I know of no other case in the price range where you can take the entire thing apart with a screw driver! The only rivets I'm aware of are the four holding the bottom three ODD cages to the front!


I do like the Fractal Design cases, and in fact, I have convinced my girlfriend to go with a full ATX board, via the Fractal Design Arc Midi or R2 wink.gif
   
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Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
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4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
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Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
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55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
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R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
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post #32 of 32
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I have looked at the Switch 810 over and over and over again. It is a really attractive case due to all of the possibilities and options for watercooling or air. It stands out so much in its price range and even above. I would want to mod it though as far as its side window goes simply because I would like a full window for something watercooled.

I still continue to look over all the cases and will stay monitoring this thread. The Fractal R4 Black Pearl XL with window seems like it wouldn't be a bad choice either for a moderate loop. They do have a nice design to them as well! I hope she enjoys her setup!
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