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I too considered water cooling.

However, given my luck with computers, I know that it will leek check fine. The second I button the case up, a hose will pop spraying coolant all over everything inside the case ruining it all.

Nuts to that!

The only way I will have water cooling installed is if I get a rig from someone like Falcon-NW, CyberpowerPC, Alienware, et alii. Any self-built system will remained air cooled for the indeterminate foreseeable future.

As to Pioneer:

And to think I knew you... *shuns.*
     
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Joe, very interesting results on the testing. I believe this was something we discussed last time we had lunch. I'm thinking about trying the same thing in my CM690 and using the top fans as intakes. We'll see how the results go.

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So these CoolMaster Cases are great then? I have been wanting to the CM Stacker 830 Evolution It looks like the aircooling would be great in it.
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well for that price it damn well better have amazing air-cooling properties... I personally wouldn't get any case that expensive, but if you want to and you have the cash, go ahead.
I would get an Antec, the 300 and 900 look and cool good and well, and the CM Stacker 690 is loved here by all.
Too bad Arctic Cooling doesn't make cases, their prices are so cheap and their cooling is pretty amazing.
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So these CoolMaster Cases are great then? I have been wanting to the CM Stacker 830 Evolution It looks like the aircooling would be great in it.
For air cooling, the CM Stacker range is quite reputable. CoolerMaster's CM690 is also a good, stylish air cooling-optimized case (my old one is now thlnk3r's; no wonder he says he likes me ). Another case with a great reputation for air cooling is the Antec Nine Hundred. Of these, I've only had the CM690. I want to get the Stacker 830/832, though, just to see how well it can be made to work.

Cases I've had great air cooling experiences include the Silverstone TJ09, the CM690, and the very under-rated Enermax Uber Chakra. Of these, the Uber Chakra is probably the best value (in terms of performance for cost); it cools better than the CM690, for instance. The TJ09, though, is my personal favorite case.
    
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the CM Stacker 690 is loved here by all.
Little OT here: CM 690 FTW!!!!!111
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thank you thinker
btw, nothing in this thread is really off-topic IMO
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I dig the 4 120 fan set up on the Stacker 830, one of the main reasons I want it and the fact it's a full tower. I'm checking out the others now.
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I dig the 4 120 fan set up on the Stacker 830, one of the main reasons I want it and the fact it's a full tower. I'm checking out the others now.
Actually, the 4 x 120mm fan frame that the Stacker 83x has is an interesting feature. It's great for someone who likes testing as I would expect a lot of study to go into how to actually set up your fans. Using a "brute force" approach, i.e. just using all fans for intake or all for exhaust, may prove counter-productive: You may wind up disturbing the internal aerodynamics inside the case if set-up work is not done with great care.

Oh, if only I had a bottomless bank account... I'd love to get my hands on a Stacker!
    
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Actually, the 4 x 120mm fan frame that the Stacker 83x has is an interesting feature. It's great for someone who likes testing as I would expect a lot of study to go into how to actually set up your fans. Using a "brute force" approach, i.e. just using all fans for intake or all for exhaust, may prove counter-productive: You may wind up disturbing the internal aerodynamics inside the case if set-up work is not done with great care.

Oh, if only I had a bottomless bank account... I'd love to get my hands on a Stacker!
I would do some testing on the airflow. Main concern is dust. I have always liked to add filters to all my fans except the exhaust, but doing that cuts down the airflow a good bit. So having some brute force behind never really hurts in that case. Being able to pull the Mobo out instead of having to completely remove it is another feature I like. I normally clean the dust out of my rig once a month maybe twice depending.

My bank account is always ALWAYS empty. Thank god for overdraft protection

EDIT: just a thought.If I went watercooled,I wouldn't need all the fans....
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