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from what ive read this case seems to be a really nice investment i have a simple question and i cant really find the differnace i have a theory but no way to prove this .. so maybe someone already knows..

these are the model numbers

va8000bws
va8000bns
va8000swa

whats the differnt.. i know the va8000swa is silver..are the differances between the other two just a color thing maybe or is it something im overlookin also is $152 good price for this case or is there somewhere i can get one cheaper or does someone have a better case recomendation for less money.. the keys things for me is one the window is a must and two my water kit will fit rather nicely into this case
    
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post #2 of 14
The armor is a great case but there are some things you should know ,the black model it's not aluminium and it weights 16.2kg instead 7.2kg of the silver one, the third model black without window also weights 16.2kg
,anyway it's a really big case and it keeps my system very cool ,I think it will be a good choice .
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post #3 of 14
yup, only complaint I've heard about the Armor is how heavy the steel version is.
post #4 of 14
Of course, the weight means it is pretty damn sturdy.
post #5 of 14
Just built a full W/c system into an armor with out any problems ..The layout is great .Yes it,s heavy but the cooling and upgrade options are great ..Very well designed case and would recomend..M
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Awesome case.
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post #7 of 14
A lot of fans you got in those 5.25" bays.
post #8 of 14
I think you got too many...all those will definatly disrupt the airflow balance. Only 2 in the back? Hope those 2 are powerful. Of course I guess that the PSU compensates for a 3rd back one.
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post #9 of 14
Don't forget the top as well.

4 120mm input

1 120mm output

2 92 mm output

1 120 mm output (power supply)

Also, the intake fans are lower cfm rating than the output fans (almost an even balance). My internal case temps (I have a digital monitor) has never exceeded room ambient by more than 2C.

My gpu idles at 35C and maxes out full load at 56C

My cpu idles at 27C, mobo temp at 29C. under load 100% the highest cpu temp I've had is 36C and mobo 32C.

The benefits of good airflow.
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post #10 of 14
If it's steel, then it'll be more quiet than the aluminum. But then, it's the Armor... you may not really have to worry about the noise.

EDIT: Oh, you have w/c. Then you could just go with the aluminum.
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