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I'm finalizing my build now... short version: 2x580's, Intel 980x (or 2600k, still under debate), and a Corsair AX1200 power supply which may be too much but I don't wanna take my chances.

Big question for me was which case. I thought the Level 10 was supposed to be beast mode until I came across http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ake-level.html and some reviews that said it's just another case, super-priced. Certainly does look cool though.

But I was thinking for $400 cheaper, COULD I get a BETTER CASE? (and watercool it, of course), and which one would that be? I heard the Corsair 800D was a great one...?
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Corsair 800D or HAF X
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the haf x

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my vote is 800D thats wat im getting soon as i get my taxes
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Well if you are willing to spend a decent amount of money on a case and something in my view better than the Level 10 is this, Link: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ases-pics.html.
Truely a piece of art and you will have no problems fitting 4-way sli and every motherboard out there will fit in and look tiny plus its a watercoolers dreams, thought i would share it with you, this is a case for life in my eyes.
    
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microsoft pro 5000 Corsair AX1200 & HX1000 as backup LittleDevil PC-V8 Watercooling case Microsoft pro 5000 Blue-track 
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I have the fractal R3, its brilliant, I love it.
    
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Originally Posted by Burdner View Post
Well if you are willing to spend a decent amount of money on a case and something in my view better than the Level 10 is this, Link: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...ases-pics.html.
Truely a piece of art and you will have no problems fitting 4-way sli and every motherboard out there will fit in and look tiny plus its a watercoolers dreams, thought i would share it with you, this is a case for life in my eyes.
oh yes awesome cases i really wish i had the money to get one but its a bit out of my budget
My System
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I5 2500K AsRock extreme4 p67 GTX 470 SLI 8gb Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
PowerCaseAudioAudio
Antec HCP 1200 Corsair 800D xonar DX M-Audio BX5a 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 2500K AsRock extreme4 p67 GTX 470 SLI 8gb Gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial 128gb,WD black 1tb, Seagate 500gb windows 7 64 bit Enterprise U2311H Razor 
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Antec HCP 1200 Corsair 800D xonar DX M-Audio BX5a 
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
oh yes awesome cases i really wish i had the money to get one but its a bit out of my budget
I know they are expensive but well worth it plus you wont have to buy another case for years, thats part of the reason why i bought it, i held off for a few weeks and avoided rushing into getting a case and im glad i did now, its just the best case out there.
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x WD Caviar Black 1TB (Raid 5) LG Blu-ray and LG DVD-RW Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung Syncmaster 2430 (3) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft pro 5000 Corsair AX1200 & HX1000 as backup LittleDevil PC-V8 Watercooling case Microsoft pro 5000 Blue-track 
Mouse Pad
my desk 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-980X @ 4.85GHZ Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 580 SC with EK W/B awaiting replacement 12 GB Corsair Dominator GT 2200MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x WD Caviar Black 1TB (Raid 5) LG Blu-ray and LG DVD-RW Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit Samsung Syncmaster 2430 (3) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
microsoft pro 5000 Corsair AX1200 & HX1000 as backup LittleDevil PC-V8 Watercooling case Microsoft pro 5000 Blue-track 
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my desk 
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Silverstone FT02, RV02, or RV01. Simply becuase they look amazing and expensive and also the rotated motherboard design makes it easier to cool high end hot GPU's.
    
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