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You could save some money and get a 690 II advanced like I did.

Only $90, saving about $100 of your budget for other stuff.
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Mountain Mods monticle

I looked at the MM site and this case looks great but it is a little out of my range. I would spend the extra 50 bucks on it if the advantages far outweighed that of the Corsair 650D. What about the Monticle justifies spending extra money on it?
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650D or the 600T
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post #14 of 24
Your choices are really limited in this form factor, this is pretty much what you can get:
-corsair 650D
-corsair 600T
-CM 690 II adv (lovely case but haven't seen the corsairs so can't compare)
-lian li lancool K62

I'm sure that there are others but these would be the nicest out of the lot
post #15 of 24
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I've decided to go with the 650D. Waiting til its available isn't a problem for me cus I'm in Afghanistan til June anyways.

I want to figure out a plan for this case in advance so if you guys could help me out thatd be great. I want to watercool the processor and 1 GPU. I was thinking that I could fit a 240 on top and a 240 on bottom as far as rads go. Does this seem do-able to you all? What about a pump and res?
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Good choice!
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I looked at the MM site and this case looks great but it is a little out of my range. I would spend the extra 50 bucks on it if the advantages far outweighed that of the Corsair 650D. What about the Monticle justifies spending extra money on it?
The monticle is great because it has infinite expandability. Lets say you end up needing more radiator space. If that happens you can just purchase a pedestal attachment that mounts right on the bottom (or top) that allows you to fit more rads internally. My build has the UFO's version of the pedestal attached, you can check the worklog in my sig to see how they attach. I just love the "modularity" of the cases. You're build is not limited by the case with mountain mods, but instead limited by how much you wish to expand. You can also get the case in any color you want from mountain mods which is nice. I prefer the brushed aluminum, but many like black or any of the 1000s of custom colors. The 650 is a great choice tho. Mountain Mods cases really are the high end watercooler's wet dream. There are no limits to the case, you don't have to mod or drill the cases to fit rads, and if you need a custom panel mountain mods will make one rather cheap, and sometimes at no extra cost. In the config above the monticle will allow for a total of 6x 120 rad area internally... much more than the 650 and enough to hand really any rig out there.
 
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post #18 of 24
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The monticle is great because it has infinite expandability. Lets say you end up needing more radiator space. If that happens you can just purchase a pedestal attachment that mounts right on the bottom (or top) that allows you to fit more rads internally. My build has the UFO's version of the pedestal attached. I just love the "modularity" of the cases. You're build is not limited by the case with mountain mods, but instead limited by how much you wish to expand. You can also get the case in any color you want from mountain mods which is nice. I prefer the brushed aluminum, but many like black or any of the 1000s of custom colors. The 650 is a great choice tho. Mountain Mods cases really are the high end watercooler's wet dream. There are no limits to the case, you don't have to mod or drill the cases to fit rads, and if you need a custom panel mountain mods will make one rather cheap, and sometimes at no extra cost.
I wish MM had better cable management tho.
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I wish MM had better cable management tho.
I thought that originally and the same goes for Danger Den cases, but if you take a look at my build cables weren't a problem, even behind the mobo tray they're cleaned up. It does take a while, but once everything is in its proper place it's nice to know the job is done with quality and not just slapped together with little care about cables. It just forces the builder to pay more attention to cable routing. I would definitely always use a modular psu tho.
 
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I've been thinking about Pinnacle 18 or 24.
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