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What case is better the thermaltake armor lcs or the thermaltake kandalf lcs

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what is a better case?
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Whichever one you thinks looks better. They are pretty much the exact same case with different fronts. The differences are purely aesthetic. Whichever one you would rather have sitting next to your desk is the better one.
    
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I would say Kandalf... 3x120mm rad > 2x120mm rad
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Since you plan on watercooling why not just build a system your self using a full tower case? That way you will have the maximum quality items rather than the thermaltake stuff which really doesn't perform nearly as well as swiftech, DD, etc brand stuff.
    
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I think you reversed the title and the description there lol...

Kandalf is an overall better case.
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Since you plan on watercooling why not just build a system your self using a full tower case? That way you will have the maximum quality items rather than the thermaltake stuff which really doesn't perform nearly as well as swiftech, DD, etc brand stuff.
I agree piecing it together would be better BUT not everybody is into modding cases and wants to deal with all that hassel of putting it together, this is a simple solution that will be effective just not quiet the best.
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post #7 of 28
Both are pretty much the same, just your opinion. The Kandalf LCS is just an Armor with that face plate thing in the front.
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I agree piecing it together would be better BUT not everybody is into modding cases and wants to deal with all that hassel of putting it together, this is a simple solution that will be effective just not quiet the best.
I have owned a Thermaltake Big water SE, and let me tell you it was terrible, It barely kept my 6400 at 3.0 ghz (1.35 volts) under 50 degrees. It most certainly will not cool a quad and an 8800GTX and keep them at a reasonable temperature, even with the enlargement to 3x120mm. In addition the pumps are far too weak, they have a tendency to fail, the radiator design is poor, and the water block is substandard. Listen to me or ignore me the choice is yours, just remember the pump could fail at any moment....

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Both are pretty much the same, just your opinion. The Kandalf LCS is just an Armor with that face plate thing in the front.
and radiator size doesnt matter?...

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TT Armor LCS per Thermaltake Site


TT kandalf LCS per Thermaltake Site


kandalf will cool better
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