i recommend you take a look at the lian li pc-9f (might not be good for water though). i bought one 3 months ago and absolutely love it.
at the time, the cases i was looking at were the fd r3, corsair 600t, 700d and several lian li cases. the r3 wasn't being sold by any us distributor and i had read that there were issues with their build quality so i crossed it off my list. now that newegg carries them, i think they offer great value at their price point.
i also looked at several corsair cases at my local microcenter store. if you have a chance to see these cases in person, i highly recommend that you do. when i saw the corsairs in person, they looked pretty fugly to me (please don't be offended if you think they are beautiful cases). the 700d was too big/heavy for my particular application (my comp sits on my desk right next to me). the 600t was too plastic-y and looked funky, the lines of the cases ruined by the latches to open the side panels.
so i took a chance and bought the pc-9f sight unseen as everyone on ocn was singing the praises of lian li cases. now i'm in the choir singing the chorus. you will not be disappointed. cool, quiet and the brushed aluminum is so beautiful. i often find myself stroking my computer case - pure sex.