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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well if you wish to put in full water cooling then you may need to dish out the cash as i would definately Reccoemnd getting a Full ATX like the thermaltake kandafl..but dont spend that much..You could get a cheap server case as such.
Yeah, I'd have to agree.

I used to have a case that cost around £20.00. It was decent enough value for money and becuase it wasn't expensive I wasn't too bothered about modding it by cutting bits out of it here and there. Size-wise though the case just couldn't accommodate water cooling, even the tubing took up too much space, so I paid out for a more expensive (and larger) case, which cost about £80.00 and I have been really happy with it.

Honestly, when you've always used cheapo cases and then you try a more expensive model, the quality is really noticeable and you can see that a great deal of thought has been put into the design and functionality of the case.

The only problem I've had is that modding the case made me rather anxious, so much so I put it off for several weeks and bought new tools to use so I was less likely to mess it up! Other than that though and all the extra weight you get in a higher quality case, I would have to recommend spending the extra money; ultimately, you'll be pleased you did.

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http://www.tekheads.co.uk/images/coo...mo533_2_fs.jpg
Thats a pic of the inside, look big enough? I dont have a clue about sizing and shiz
    
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Well becasue of the configuration of the HDD caddy it may be hard to implement a a dual radiator in there. I Would save up your pennies and get a very large server style case.
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Ah k then, Im guessing the Nzxt Lexa is to small aswell?
    
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Ah k then, Im guessing the Nzxt Lexa is to small aswell?
Have you got a link ?.
post #16 of 27
I think that the Thermaltake Armor is probably your best bet for a large case. Either that or you could look for a Chenming or Antec full tower and do some modding to it.
post #17 of 27
Either of the Full ATX thermaltake cases will do the job just fine.
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Have you got a link ?.
There website - http://www.nzxt.com/products/lexa/

Review - http://www.pro-clockers.com/article.php?id=52&page=1
    
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post #19 of 27
I personally loathe the Lexa. Just too weird for me. I like nice clean cases. The only NZXT case I've ever liked was the Trinity.
post #20 of 27
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I personally quite like that case and you will have a much easier time putting Water cooling in there compared to the cooler master.
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