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I have had my Antec 1200 for quite a while now and have realized that it sucks for watercooling and cable management.
I know that the HAF 932 has great water cooling capability and is very large.

I don't know that I like the design though. I have grown bored of my 1200 and I don't want another case that I will:
1-Get bored with
2-Hate cleaning (total dust magnet with the designs)

I have heard good things about Lian Li, however, I REALLY like the reservoir that the 932 has on top. Are there any cases from Lian Li (or any other company for that matter) that are high build quality, easy to WC [built in res?], great at air cooling [in case I don't WC], is very roomy and user friendly?
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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Blast View Post
I have had my Antec 1200 for quite a while now and have realized that it sucks for watercooling and cable management.
I know that the HAF 932 has great water cooling capability and is very large.

I don't know that I like the design though. I have grown bored of my 1200 and I don't want another case that I will:
1-Get bored with
2-Hate cleaning (total dust magnet with the designs)

I have heard good things about Lian Li, however, I REALLY like the reservoir that the 932 has on top. Are there any cases from Lian Li (or any other company for that matter) that are high build quality, easy to WC [built in res?], great at air cooling [in case I don't WC], is very roomy and user friendly?
HAF X pretty much solved the majority of issues with the 932..consider that instead then make your comparison
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700d 800d Are better for watercooling in my book. I got 932 from air to water cooling. was a good case good layout. depends on what your looking @ in cases. I like the smipel look for the 700d, alot of ppl have it. 700d gots a ait fliter under the case (only air going into case) and back 140 fan for me i got blowing in . i got a 480 rad in mine and cooling i7 and 480. well was till i sent it in .
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Honestly, being a 932 owner, I often have 800D envy. Its just a gorgeous case; the layout, the size, and damn.. the inside is already black so no painting required. I've been considering making the swap
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post #5 of 14
Obsidian 800D is probably your best bet.
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post #6 of 14
700D, 800D, haf X.

Are the best for WC, IMO
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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Blast View Post
I have had my Antec 1200 for quite a while now and have realized that it sucks for watercooling and cable management.
I know that the HAF 932 has great water cooling capability and is very large.

I don't know that I like the design though. I have grown bored of my 1200 and I don't want another case that I will:
1-Get bored with
2-Hate cleaning (total dust magnet with the designs)

I have heard good things about Lian Li, however, I REALLY like the reservoir that the 932 has on top. Are there any cases from Lian Li (or any other company for that matter) that are high build quality, easy to WC [built in res?], great at air cooling [in case I don't WC], is very roomy and user friendly?
How about the Silverstone Fortress FT02 or the Raven 2 RV02? I love how the mobo tray is turned 90 degrees so the video cards are mounted horizontally. There are also 3 fans on the bottom which you could remove and insert a big rad instead. The Corsair 800D or 700D looks good too.

Raven


Fortress


800D

Edited by spacegoast - 3/2/11 at 2:30pm
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post #8 of 14
I had a fortress and I don't recommend it for water cooling. If you want, you could put a 360mm radiator in the bottom, but the exhaust will blow into your case, and ruins the whole airflow. If you put the rad on the outside, it spoils the overall look of the case.

I have a HAF X, and it does correct some of the issues that the 932 had. Don't consider the 1200 or DF-85, they are too small. If you want, please read my review of the DF-85 vs the HAF X and I have some details that may lead your opinion elsewhere. The link is on the bottom of my sig.

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I just installed a WC kit in the Fortress and I cant really recommend it, I have a 360 at the bottom and a 120 on the top. I get 25'ish C idle and no more than 40'ish C on load on both CPU and GPU.. But its too cramped.. I'm contemplating between a TJ07/800D/Tj11 for a proper watercooling case... But my vote is go for 800d, it looks very sleek and very elegant
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post #10 of 14
Not sure how you can compare 932 to other cases like 800D. They're on completely different price levels.

If you want a black interior, for 20 bucks more you can get the Black Edition.

I mean, if you have the money, go 800D.

If not, 932BE is more than awesome.
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