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I like Lian Li's v2000 and v2100. They are inverted so whatercooling is gonna be hard with 3 gxf cards and a sound card. I saw they just came out with the v2010. It's the layout of the 2100, just atx. What are your opinions on these cases?
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I have looked at those cases but passed them up. I don't have concrete results but I wasn't sure how a heatpipe-cooled motherboard would be affected by inverting it. I did post on some forums back then and I got several replies saying to avoid such a combination.

As far as the cases themselves, I think they are great. Lian Li makes very high-quality, feature-rich, yet understated cases. If you worried about inverted ATX you could look to the Lian Li A70.

Out of curiosity, how are you able to have 3 cards and a soundcard. The only thing I can think that would actually work is 2 single slot video cards in SLi and a third to run another monitor. If it's Tri-SLi, I thought every available slot was blocked by the video cards?
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I heard it was possible. I was gonna do it in a w/c build thats why.
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I have looked at those cases but passed them up. I don't have concrete results but I wasn't sure how a heatpipe-cooled motherboard would be affected by inverting it. I did post on some forums back then and I got several replies saying to avoid such a combination
The orientation of the case does not hinder the functionality of heatpipes. If you like the case, go for it =].
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Thanks for the positive feedback man. rep+
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Go for the V2000. It is an awesome case. Expensive, but nothing beats Lian-Li quality.
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I like Lian Li's v2000 and v2100. They are inverted so whatercooling is gonna be hard with 3 gxf cards and a sound card. I saw they just came out with the v2010. It's the layout of the 2100, just atx. What are your opinions on these cases?
Why would inverted ATX affect watercooling?
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The 3rd card and sound card wont fit sometimes in the top and especially if I want to put rad in roof. lol

anyway, Imma go with the v2100. stealthy, sleek, and extremely huge! thanks guys
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The 3rd card and sound card wont fit sometimes in the top and especially if I want to put rad in roof. lol

anyway, Imma go with the v2100. stealthy, sleek, and extremely huge! thanks guys
Exterior mount the rad or mount the rad in the bottom chamber.
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Exterior mount the rad or mount the rad in the bottom chamber.
Yeah, what else should you do with a bottom chamber
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