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Man, I've been up late the past week or two trying to decide on what I want to buy for my computer.

New speakers as I have the X 530's (or something like that, had them since 2005)
Another 5870
2 SSD's for RAID
New Keyboard (have the G15 v2)

Or..........

The 800D

I currently have the Antec 1200 and it's water cooled with a 360mm RAD mounted internally. I am using the XSPC Rasa RS360 kit which is actually really good.

But, it's 3 years old, the plexi is scratched and cracked in a couple areas (not very noticable, but the scratches are). It's a major dust magnet. 1 LED fan doesn't work thanks to me, and 1 LED don't work on another fan

The HDD light has NEVER worked and it just sucks when it comes to cable management with everything I got going on in the inside
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So I was thinking about buying the 800D for these pro's:
1. Cable management -- Just wow, I like looking good
2. Not as much as a dust magnet -- Not as many fans, the air flow is different, dust in the inside wouldn't be nearly as much of an issue
3. Internal mounting of my Watercooling system -- Yummy

Con's

1. Expensive
2. Air flow is bad
3. It doesn't look nearly as pleasing as my Antec 1200, very boring

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Do you guys have any other recommendations of a watercooling case that could achieve teh same pro's?
     
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post #2 of 18
The 800D is fantastic for water cooling. Just stick in some cold cathodes or LEDs (I take it that that is why you like the 1200), and more powerful fans.

Edit:
Thought you were looking for a case recommendation.
Get an SSD.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 1/29/11 at 7:41pm
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I am looking for a Case recommendation, but I'm also looking into other options as well

I could also do both, I'm willing to spend around $500
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Balsagna View Post
I am looking for a Case recommendation, but I'm also looking into other options as well

I could also do both, I'm willing to spend around $500
I'd recommend an SSD and another 5870 if you have that much to spend.
However, if you really want to get a new case then I would recommend the 800D and an SSD.
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I have had the 800D for a Month and while it looks really nice, it is terrible as far as airflow goes...

I had to make a few mods to it to even make the airflow acceptable in my opinion.
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Not worried about the Air flow that much. I really would like to NOT have to clean my case out every 2 weeks. Atleast make it a month..........
     
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Balsagna View Post
Not worried about the Air flow that much. I really would like to NOT have to clean my case out every 2 weeks. Atleast make it a month..........
How about the HAF X? It has a similar look to the Antec 1200, it's great for WCing, it has dust filters, and its airflow is second to none.

I personally hate the look (I've owned the HAF 932) which is why I didn't recommend it in the first place.
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post #9 of 18
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I really don't like it's look, and tbh. It has too much air flow for me.

I'm trying to avoid the dust, really. Air Cooling isn't much of an issue for me anymore since I'll be watercooling.
     
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post #10 of 18
Lian Li A77f
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...12261&Tpk=a77f

Great case for water cooling and air cooling and has cable management. Only con, no side window
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