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post #1 of 7
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Upgrading my case and cooler. Just wanting some opinions on what I have picked.

Case:
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Cooling:
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
OR
NZXT Kraken X60 RL-KRX60-01 280mm Ultra Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Since summer is here, I really want to try to keep my place cool. I'm hoping the larger case will allow for better air flow. Keeping my tower and place cooler.

Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
So many great cases for less money than the Chaser.

In terms of full cases;

Corsair 650D - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006 or
Fractal Design Define XL- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352029 or
Bitfenix Shinobi XL - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345004

All nicer cases IMHO

Case volume can help but more important is the overall airflow. Having the option to remove drive cages so airflow is unimpeded is useful which is one of the reasons I highlighted the 3 case options above.
Edited by dihartnell - 6/16/13 at 5:32pm
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post #3 of 7
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I really like the Corsair one. I am not a fan of the cases with doors on them over the drives. I had one before and really did not like it.
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post #4 of 7
Yeah can be a nuisance if you have an optical drive or small children ;-)
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post #5 of 7
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what about the water coolers?
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post #6 of 7
X60 has a little more cooling performance. Software is worse. H100 or H110 still my pick over x60. However I would consider the swiftech H220. Its better all round.
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post #7 of 7
I second the Corsair 650D, great case. I just built a rig with the 200R, and even that is a great case with tons of cooling options and space for only $50, not a full tower though. I am now a huge fan of Corsair cases, high quality and lots of logic went into setting up the inside of their cases. I really feel like they have the builder in mind when they design their cases. Cheers.
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