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Hi guys,

I'm planning to buy a new case very soon as I need a full tower to fit everything I have.very cramped in my case and I can't do any cable management because of my 1200w power supply which is a tiny bit longer than my old one so I can't use the cable management precut holes in my CM 590.
I could just use a dremel and cut some more but i am not bothered to take everything out and cut it.

Because I have limited space, i had to cut the top of the case to house the 220 rad outside and a 120rad on the back. heres some pictures to show you what i done.

Attachment 198572

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this one is just for show lol.
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I love this case and think it is one of the best bang for buck cases out there but I need to get a full tower as I want to upgrade more in the future and want to fit everything internally because it looks neater.

There only a couple of cases that actually catch my attention but they are so overpriced I can't afford it.I recently lost my job so that doesn't help.

The cases I have in mind are the Silverstone TJ07 of course. the ONLY problem I have with this case is that the interrior is not black.I don't care about hot swap or tooless design because I screw everything in anyway.that is the only bad thing about the TJ07 in my opinion.other poeple might like it but I like it black.I don't want to paint it myself because knowing me I will ruinnnnnnn it tremendously and I don't want to ruin a £240 case.thats the other bad thing, the PRICE!

The second one is the corsair 800d.lovely case, all black and great.but my problem with this is the window.I hate that it shows the psu section.if it stopped at the first chamber then it would be perfect.I know I could get a 700d but I want the window to show off my rampage and wc.and I'm scared of cutting the panel.I did it with my cm 590 but that was a botch job.i cut it all with a dremel, no jigsaw and i just put some trim on the edges but if you look VERY closely then you can see the crappy job i done.looks ok for a first try at modding.the 800d is very pricey aswel.

the last one i like is the silverstone raven RV01.i like the case, it looks cool and it has everything I could want, BUT it won't fit a rad inside, at least I think it doesn't anyway.i LOVE the sliding front panel.the 90 degree thing doesn't really interest me that much but it does create problems with my wc setup because you'll see two tubes going across the pc because my reservoir and pump are in the drive bays which will look ugly. 2 in 1 xspc 750 dual bay pump and res.I also plan to upgrade my wc loop to crossfire two 6850's and put them under water with full blocks so i would need more space to fit more rads.but this is in the VERY FAR future as I'm broke.

sorry for rambling on and i hope to hear your advice! i ALWAYS do long posts for some reason. I would like some advice as to which one i should get, or you could recommend some cases also, I don't have a massive budget so please keep that in mind.i know the tj07 and 800d are expensive and I could save up for them (take me longggg time) but I'm willing to wait and save up for a good case,no rush.

Thank you for reading and hope to hear from you soon!


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Have you considered the lian li pc-a70f? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112243 very good price and a lot of size.

If you want to stick with the ones you listed, I wouldn't go with the RV01 but instead the RV02, it's about 50 dollars cheaper or so on newegg and is still a full tower..http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-154-_-Product
    
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All of the cases you have listed are GREAT cases. Since you don't like the white interior of the TJ07, how about the FT02? It is somewhat of a cross between the RV02 and the TJ07. The RV02 as stated above is also nice. As for the 800D, I've seen people cover their lower compartment with carbon fiber, black cloth, etc. But it doesn't look as good. The RV01 doesn't support interior radiators, but IIRC it does come with a mounting kit for an external radiator up to 360mm.

Have you considered the HAF X or some of the Danger Den cases? Lian Li has some of the best aluminum cases, but my biggest gripe with them is that they almost never have all-black interiors.

Edit: How much are you willing to spend?
Edited by Eugenester - 3/5/11 at 2:35am
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The lian li is a nice case but again i want the window.but thanks for the recommendation!
I don't like the rv02 very much for some reason and i would prefer is the window was on the other side lol.
As for the HAF X i really don't like the mahusive fan on the side panel.if i did buy the HAF X i would cut it out, i know it helps with cooling the gpu but it looks ugly to me.
I agree on the lian li cases, but they are soooo expensive since they are made with alot of quality.(the ones I want anyway)
As for the ft02 i want to flip the side to the left.
The CM HAF 932 is brilliant but no window lol.
I havn't really looked at danger den cases but i will look into them today.

I am VERY picky.sorry about that.I might go with the tj07 or the 800d but i will look into some lian li cases but i do think the HAF series is good quality and good prices. I might just paint the inside of the tj07 or if I'm lazy i'll get the 800d, because i don't want to paint a £250 case and get it wrong.
TJ07 or 800D? hmmm

My budget is around the £250 mark.but that is the ABSOLUTE HIGHEST i want to go.

Thank you for all your replies.appreciate your time and effort.
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