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Hi guys!

I am struggling to decide over what case to get.

Here my Watercooling gear I wanna fit in the case:
https://www.aquatuning.at/shopping_c...d22be1ed057908

I am thinking maybe the Pinnacle 24 CYO?
Or is the TJ07 better suited , has better cablemanagement (although it is actually bad^^),modability,space,more rad options,etc
So what do you say?
What is better suited for my WC gear?
max 320€...so extended Ascension,UFO Duality will be excluded the only ones from MM I can afford are ...Pinnacle 24 and U2-UFO so what will be better ??
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post #2 of 57
Are you watercooling a GPU? I don't see a GPU block in your order, and even a 360rad is overkill for a CPU only loop.

I'd buy the Pinnacle, if I had the money. I can't speak to fitting-I'd email the MountainMods guys and ask about the fit of the specific rad you're considering. They can be a bit slow to respond, so be patient.
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GPU will be added later on when the GTX 595 comes out but still ..are you sure the Pinnacle is the better choice?
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post #4 of 57
tj07

have one laying in my room,

huge case, alot of mods for it. and looks nice.

the mountain mods, dont have any cable management for some reason, but are ultra big lol
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post #5 of 57
I don't like the look of the MM's. I'd definitely get a TJ.

As far as water cooling, the XSPC kit would offer comparable performance for only less than 200 euro's. Are you cooling your GPU's too. NEED MOAR INFORMATION.

EDIT: Yes, so even then, a 360 could handle that GPU and CPU. You'd have to wait for the 595 wb's to come out too.
post #6 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
Hi guys!

I am struggling to decide over what case to get.

Here my Watercooling gear I wanna fit in the case:
https://www.aquatuning.at/shopping_c...d22be1ed057908

I am thinking maybe the Pinnacle 24 CYO?
Or is the TJ07 better suited , has better cablemanagement (although it is actually bad^^),modability,space,more rad options,etc
So what do you say?
What is better suited for my WC gear?
max 320€...so extended Ascension,UFO Duality will be excluded the only ones from MM I can afford are ...Pinnacle 24 and U2-UFO so what will be better ??
the tj07 is a nice case but I would have to say tthat the U2-Ufo case by far is superior. The 1 problem u will have is cable management. But if ur creative with it u will be ok. With a size of 18x18x18 u can fit a boat load of rads for future expansion
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post #7 of 57
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
GPU will be added later on when the GTX 595 comes out but still ..are you sure the Pinnacle is the better choice?
IMHO, owning a Silverstone and having built my bro's rig into a MountainMods case....

The Silverstone cases and to an extent even Lian-Li cases these days feel cheap. I'm confident I could throw a U2-UFO out the back of a truck at 100kph and the box would still be in good shape.

There's is a lack of cable management with MM boxes-but the quality is IMHO much better. The switches, the panels, all of it is better done.

I'd like to dump my Silverstone and move to a Pinnacle18 once I have money TBH.
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post #8 of 57
I was in the exact same boat as you, and made a very similar thread. Everyone told me to go for the TJ07 and I am happy I did.

The mountain mods case is nice, big and 0 cable management.
    
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post #9 of 57
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I don't like the look of the MM's. I'd definitely get a TJ.

As far as water cooling, the XSPC kit would offer comparable performance for only less than 200 euro's. Are you cooling your GPU's too. NEED MOAR INFORMATION.

EDIT: Yes, so even then, a 360 could handle that GPU and CPU. You'd have to wait for the 595 wb's to come out too.
I don´t think the rasa kit is even by far comparable to my custom loop https://www.aquatuning.at/shopping_c...c2f3d8b1829322

So like always in every forum and every thread that has ever been made the majority recommends the TJ07

As for overall space problems of my parts with the TJ07:

1.)Phobya G Changer 1.2 480 rad (with Phobya Radiator Stand) with dimensions of (LxWxH): 479mm x 145mm x 60mm
2.)Yate Loon D12SL-12 with dimensions of (LxWxH) 120x120x25mm
3.)Enermax +85 Revolution 1050W with dimensions of (LxWxH): 190mm x 150mm x 86mm
4.)Phobya Balancer 250 but I think that will fit I have seen it in a lot of TJ07s
5.)Alphacool VPP655 with dimensions of; (LxWxH): 80 x 45 x 80mm
6.)Primochill 1/2 inch tubing.

TJ07 Dimensions are 220 mm × 560 mm × 565 mm

I have rifled through the measurements and I did not find any problems ..do you?

I love that case! but I am worried that my fat +85 Revolution PSU sleeving and my 1/2 inch tubes won´t be able to configure and route correctly through the square holes of the TJ07.

So you all are 100% positive that all my WC gear will be suited better with the TJ07 as the MM Pinnacle or U2-UFO?
Edited by Kung Pow - 1/25/11 at 7:27am
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post #10 of 57
Check out Case Labs here on OCN in the Vendor section. Their M8 owns anything Mountain Mods makes.
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