Originally Posted by willistech
i can tell you with experience that air cooling an 800D is a waste of your money. not going to argue it. there are better cases for air cooling. yes water cooling does need good airflow, but not nearly as much as trying to cool efficiently with only air.
Not totally. Sure there are much, much better cases out there, but for a fairly high end PC, it still works great. I have:
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4ghz (1.27v)
GTX 570 SC
It keeps everything cool. CPU idles at 37c, 68c under load. GPU idles at 39c, load at 65c. So, yes not the best in the world, but I would say it works fine. It's a great looking case and if you like the aesthetics, it's worth a bash. Also leaves the option for WC later.