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WC'ing neophyte needs case advice.

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About a week ago I was almost dead set on going Air cooling once again. However I have over the past week changed my mind and have decided to venture into wc'ing. That said the case I was originally set on (FT02) simply won't do for wc'ing (I have seen it done but too much effort for so little result).

This is the case I have been looking at...

http://www.dangerden.com/store/black...ml?&cat=1#tabs

I have been searching for more wc'ing cases and any recommendations would be nice (I am aware of the TJ07 and its on my list of possibles along with the pinnacle 24 from MM).

I also had a few questions/concerns regarding the Danger Den case.

1. Where and how the PSU mounts makes me cringe a bit. In all the pictures I have seen I can't seen any straps/additional support. Is it being held in place solely by screws?

2. With these measurements 7.75" Wide x 16.75" Deep x 23" Tall and a top mounted PSU I am worried about the case tipping over (I have accidentally banged into my current case with my knee and rocked it several times). Granted the addition of a radiator in the lower sector along with the other components should help balance things?

3. I have been racking my brain trying to think of how to hide/manage the wiring, any thoughts?

I can't wait to water cool I have been air cooling for 15 years it will be missed... probably not.
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I've just moved my loop and rig into an RV02 (pretty much identical to the FT02 inside), and my personal experience is that it works alright, but you will struggle with a big pump and bay res. I have an xspc bay res and a D5 pump... that was a ten hour fight to make it neat.
The Coolermaster 800D is on the list of great water cases as well, you could consider that.
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Yea I have looked at the 800D not a bad case per say but very... boxy. I like the lines of the TJ07 but the price not so much (If I am going to pay that tag I could get something a weee bit more "flexible").

I have been looking at the Lian-li v1020 and trying to think of a way to get a loop to fit. I can't see a 360 rad fitting inside the case.

Thats another important quality and one that true enough the 800d does provide and thats being able to fit the entire loop inside the case.

As far as the FT02 I saw a picture of digitalstorm's assassin with a 120 rad but I couldn't find pics of it with a 360 rad comfortably sat. Hmmm if I recall there are mounting holes for 120mm fans on the bottom. Perhaps I could remove the fans and mount a thin black ice rad and some 120 fans... just a thought.
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