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Poll Results: Which case for an all internal watercooled system?

Poll expired: Mar 31, 2006  
  • 28% (6)
    Lian Li PC-G70B
  • 28% (6)
    Cooler Master CM Stacker STC-T01
  • 42% (9)
    Any Thermaltake full tower (Armor, Kandalf, Tai-Chi)
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
For my Expert Build.

Finally I am getting my DFI LanPArty Expert back, but I already went out and bought an Asus board and installed it in my Kandalf case. Wanting to do something different this time, I decided that I want an all inclusive, no external stuff case. So far, it seems that any one of these 2 will do the trick. Still, I like the large Thermaltake cases (like Kandalf, Armor and Tai-Chi)

Provision for dual PSU, plenty space for my big hands, maybe even plenty of space to install the heatercore and pump inside (my ultimate goal).

Opinions please.
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post #2 of 10
That Lian Li looks like you could park your car in there.

only problem I see with it is that moving it may require a set of hand trucks.

You cant beat Lian Li's overall quality of design and construction.

Since I got my Shark, I have become somewhat biased towards Thermaltake products in general and the Tai Chi looks very roomy.

I like the shark because of it's style, light weight and tool free design, but theres not a lot of 'extra' space in there if the Tai Chi is anything similar then it gets my vote.
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post #3 of 10
The Thermaltakes don't have built in mounts for two power supplies, the stacker does.
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post #4 of 10
id get the Lian-Li
cuz is so big and you want space right?!?!?!
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post #5 of 10
Bigger than the stacker? not likely. I almost bought one and the bloody thing is bigger than my armor.
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
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Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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post #6 of 10
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by slow'puter
For my Expert Build.

Finally I am getting my DFI LanPArty Expert back, but I already went out and bought an Asus board and installed it in my Kandalf case. Wanting to do something different this time, I decided that I want an all inclusive, no external stuff case. So far, it seems that any one of these 2 will do the trick. Still, I like the large Thermaltake cases (like Kandalf, Armor and Tai-Chi)

Provision for dual PSU, plenty space for my big hands, maybe even plenty of space to install the heatercore and pump inside (my ultimate goal).

Opinions please.
May I recommend this case (you may be able to talk them into selling you a case )

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post #8 of 10
COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UWK Black/Silver Front panel with Black side panels Computer Case i think this 1 has the best upgrade possiblitys for u have lots of room
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post #9 of 10
As I mentioned above, the stacker is the only one with dual mounts for power supplies (the new 830 stacker doesn't though).
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
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Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
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Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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Murder Box II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 8700k Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7 Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Dual 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Swiftech H240 X2 Prestige AIO Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Delux T9 Pro / Logitech K360 EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 750D Airflow Mionix Naos 7000 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Perixx DX-3000LAL Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
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GooBang Doo MX3 
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post #10 of 10
I am partial to my Aspire X-Navigator. Although i wish it was totally tool free. But i can live with the screws. Overall space and quality is awesome, no dual PS tho.
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