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post #1 of 23
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I need one. Basically.

I've been deliberating and deliberating; should I go watercooled? Should I set it up myself? Should I buy a prebuilt? More fans? Just higher CFM? Argh...

So, my last avenue is to ask: What case should I get? I keep gravitating toward the Stacker 832 because of the amount of fans, but I heard that high cfm intake fans on the side door causes the vent to bend inward toward the fans. Plus, taking the side panel off would probably be messy from all of the pinned cables from the fans. I wish I could make the case that's in my head, but sadly... I'll have to buy one.

With all of that said, function, HIGH QUALITY, price is not really a concern. Lots of room for fans, with a side window - preferably full tower, but at least mid. that looks like alot more requirements than it seemed like in my head. But if on the offchance someone knows of one I'd be GLAD and grateful to see it. I don't really like my VA9000B Kandalf; the front doors are annoying and there aren't enough fan slots so there're hotspots in it. The Armor series I like though, and I'll get a silver one if I can't figure something else out.

Thanks for all the help! You guys are awesome, and always quick responders. I've probably annoyed half of you by now with my incessant questions, but I appreciate all the help, I've learned alot

I still love this
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post #2 of 23
Its all a matter of opinion but a favorite among a lot of people is the Silverstone Tj07 not to be outdown by its brother the Tj09l. But the $300 price tag is something anyone will want to think about.
Other than that it allows for some very easily installed internal watercooling even with 120.2 or 120.3 rads.
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post #3 of 23
CM Stacker 830--awesome design

Antec p182--high polish mirror finish stainless steel exterior

Silverstone TJ09--the case even I cannot afford

Those are my favorites right now...
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Thermaltake Mozart TX if you are like me and think a full tower is too small =) I LOVE my Mozart TX ehhe.

Don't get th Black one, get the silver one. The Black is made of steel the silver of aluminum... 2x less heavy. I have the windowed one but if I would buy another one I would be the windowless model, it look better in my opinion. I picked the windowed one because the windowless model wasn't available when I bought mine.

http://www.google.com/search?q=mozart+tx

http://www.mozarttx.com/product_2.asp
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[QUOTE=Cyant;2166932]Thermaltake Mozart TX if you are like me and think a full tower is too small =) I LOVE my Mozart TX ehhe.
QUOTE]

I'll second that! I love mine to. Check my build log in my sig for pics. Beware there are lots of them, lol.
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stacker 830. yum
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
Nzxt Lexa
FTL...

CM Stacker 830, Antec P190 (at least it appears to be sweet), Lian Li PC-343B, Mozart TX, unless size is an issue. Then everything changes...
    
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post #9 of 23
Let me second the TJ09 recommendation.
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post #10 of 23
Let me third that--if only it were affordable....
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