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Alright... after staying home due to snow today (although I still did work from home as my job is web manager and I have remote access.... using soundboards to freak people out when I am not there is hilarious by the way), I decided to prowl OCN Deals and see where the next destination for my shopping cart would take me.

To preface the rest of the post, I am building a new rig based on Sandy Bridge. So far I have the 2500K, ASUS P8P67 PRO Mobo, Corsair 650W PSU, GTX460, Optical Drive, GT fans, and an H70. My remaining objects to obtain are RAM, media card reader, perhaps a sound card if I don't use my old one, and last and certainly not least a case.

Now, the only non certainty is whether I stick with the H70 or go for an XSPC RASA 320 kit. That obviously could effect the case. My goal is to keep my 2500K at 4.1GHz and cool at all times. So you be the judge if I should upgrade as I have never really messed with water cooling before, but I like low noise and decent cooling.

On to the case. As for my tastes this Lian Li kind of states what I am going after. Sleek and sexy. Something you could see being nice piece in a room, yet still attractive to your friends and even girls. As far as what I am wanting beyond looks I want it to be great quality, good cooling, easy to use, non-sharp edges, easy to cable manage, and easy access. Not looking for a full tower case, but more along the lines of mid tower. Although if I use an XSPC kit I want to easily mount it and I have seen some of the mid-full towers have them on the inside. My budge is around $150 (or at least that is what I am looking for).
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/21/11 at 4:47pm
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just a note, the 2500k gets to 5ghz on the stock intel heatsink, which more relates to a heavily shrunk down C2D heatsink if you remember how thin they were. so a H70 will have no problem keeping 4.1ghz cool.
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60GB OCZ Vertex II / 3x 500GB Samsung Spinpoint EK Supreme HF Nickel, EK DCP4.0, Stealth GT 360... Windows 7 Ult 64bit Acer 22" G225HQ 
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Razor Lacosa Mirror Edition Silverstone Strider 1500w  Aerocool X-Preditor  CM Storm Sentinel Advanced 
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Razer Goliathus Speed edition 
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
Wow. That is the size of a small child.

I think that case is too big for me. I don't dispute it is nice, but far out of what I am looking for or need. Although, it is Lian Li so it has to be good quality.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-003-_-Product

This and the rasa kit and oc that baby to 5ghz! and buy a gpu block
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112243



Well? lol..



The PC-X1000 is an amazing case, if I had not have saved 200 bucks when I bought my PC-888 I was going to buy one.
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The NZXT Phantom.....sleek as they can get! and on top of that it cools very well! Form and function. Come in 3 colours.

    
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Okay let me add what all threads add of what case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119216
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Why is it Lian Li makes such nice looking cases, but they hardly ever have a 120mm fan in the top?
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Originally Posted by RoddimusPrime View Post
Why is it Lian Li makes such nice looking cases, but they hardly ever have a 120mm fan in the top?


No need.


Cases have such good thermodynamics that there isn't a purpose.
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