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I moved from a HAF 932 expecting it to be lighter but no. I ditched my watercooling for a phanteks and now it weighs more than ever!!!
(Just weighed it at 20kg! )

It really is high quality steel with reinforced corners so its still rock solid when you remove the drive cages and the door panels have very little flex so minimal vibrations. The powder coating is thick and there aren't many places where it can get chipped or scraped away easily.

REALLY COULD DO WITH SOME NICE WHEEL OPTIONS THOUGH!
Awwwww.... you don't NEED one, and probably shouldn't get one just to fill a whole in your lif... CASE!
that said a Galaxy 560 ti or a 680 with a white PCB would lok grand in there! biggrin.gif

So what you're saying is, even though it weighs quite a bit, the construction and quality are much better than the CM cases (Trooper or your 932)?
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post #7392 of 16056
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So what you're saying is, even though it weighs quite a bit, the construction and quality are much better than the CM cases (Trooper or your 932)?
Exactly! Not to mention all the thick sound dampening and the harddrive cages that slot nice and snugly in without rattle. thumb.gif
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post #7393 of 16056
Had to redo my Arc mini again, this time more radiators and less space biggrin.gif



Must say EKWB Titan waterblock works really well , Load temp @ +100mhz OC is 41C
Edited by DRlZZLE - 4/23/13 at 10:49am
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post #7394 of 16056
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Exactly! Not to mention all the thick sound dampening and the harddrive cages that slot nice and snugly in without rattle. thumb.gif

Sounds good, now I'm thinking of filling in at least 2 of the 3 extra fan slots in the case with 140mm fans. Which ones would you rather go for, the Fractal 140mm fans (basically the same ones that come with the case) or the NZXT Black/White low noise/high CFM fans that are very similar in color? Here is the link to the NZXT ones (also they would be a bit cheaper and I do have access to Amazon Prime, so $45 free shipping for 3 or $53.97 from Newegg for 3 of the Fractal fans at a slower shipping speed):

http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-FZ-140MM-Cooling-RF-FZ140-02/dp/B007WTCISY/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1366740086&sr=1-3&keywords=nzxt+140mm
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Heavily thinking on arc mini over modded core 1k. is it woth? Had thoughs because of water cooling compactibility smile.gif
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Heavily thinking on arc mini over modded core 1k. is it woth? Had thoughs because of water cooling compactibility smile.gif

Core 1000 requires extensive modification for any decent water cooling and has no cable management. The arc mini would be far easier to build with.
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post #7397 of 16056
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Core 1000 requires extensive modification for any decent water cooling and has no cable management. The arc mini would be far easier to build with.

I have already done modification to core 1k to fit 240 rad and some small cable management improvements smile.gif
post #7398 of 16056
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I have already done modification to core 1k to fit 240 rad and some small cable management improvements smile.gif

Mind posting some pics? I just started working on a core 1k and would like to see what you've done.
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post #7399 of 16056
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Mind posting some pics? I just started working on a core 1k and would like to see what you've done.

No problem smile.gif tomorow ill add some more pics to thread i started about it ( LINKY)
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No problem smile.gif tomorow ill add some more pics to thread i started about it ( LINKY)

Oh right, I'm all over that thread already thumb.gif
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