Time to upgrade my Silverstone FT02 and narrowed my choices to the Cooler Master Cosmos 2, Lian Li PC D600, and the Silverstone TJ11. First I bought the Cooler Master and for my taste has way to much plastic. I think the Silverstone FT02 case was much better quality for less money. Then I purchased the Lian li PC D600 and even though the quality is top notch and very usable, I think the metal is way to thin and not nearly as sturdy as I would like. My only reservations regarding the TJ11 is that I will be using a closed loop Corsair H100i GTX CPU cooler which will not fit unless the case is modified. I think for a flagship case, Silverstone should have provided better support for this type of cooling. I sent Silverstone an email stating this opinion, and I posted it on their forum but I guess they didn't like my constructive criticism because they deleted my post, and didn't respond to my email. Mu suggestion would be to make use of that big wasted back side by adding a few more inches and putting fan grills in order to position a rad their. By doing this they give users more configuration options between closed loop and other water cooling solutions. Regardless I did finally purchase the TJ11 and a Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Kit in order to make this mod myself. To make my life easier, I also purchased a Flex-Bay 120.2 (240) Fan/Radiator Mount from caselabs-store.com. That way all I will need to do is cut a rectangle in the back side and make the attachment. For the record I completely dismantled the Cooler Master and Lian Li cases in order to familiarize myself with them before settling on the TJ11. I will say that when I put the Cosmos 2 back together I left the front door off because I think it just gets in the way. I'll post some pics and I'll update this post with pics of the TJll mod as I progress. Here are the Cooler Master pics. I didn't take any of the Lian li however.
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4/23/15 at 7:45pm