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Chuck - Well thank you so much for all your help, I suppose I just wanted reassurance

I think I will go for the raven because it has a window even though it is more and only has 3 HDD slots/spaces etc.
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If your going water then get an 800d (sucks for air cooling) If your going air then get the RV02, or wait a bit and the RV03 is coming out soon.
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If your going water then get an 800d (sucks for air cooling) If your going air then get the RV02, or wait a bit and the RV03 is coming out soon.
^This. Only get the 800D if you plan on upgrading to a WC kit relatively soon.
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Don't get an Azza case, there are much higher quality cases for cheaper.



I know the Raven is a fantastic case, and I'm quite sure the BitFenix is as well (if BitFenix has retained CMs build quality).

A bit on the expensive side, but you do get what you pay for.
Have you used an AZZA Case? I have one as well as an 800d and I love it, for the price I paid (140) It was an awesome deal and cools very well. It also was not made of cheap parts either.
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I don't like the look of the Azza case looks a bit like a toy :/ and I don't want to sound like a hypocrite but rv03 and 800d costs a little over my budget. I mean I know I'm probably being really pathetic but the 800d looks like an average dell pc aswell, no offence :/

I do like the look of some of the minamalistic pc's such as fractals and some of the nxzt's

I probably will consider water-cooling but not for a while
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Have you used an AZZA Case? I have one as well as an 800d and I love it, for the price I paid (140) It was an awesome deal and cools very well. It also was not made of cheap parts either.
Yep, the Solano. I ended up selling it and buying the CM HAF 932, and then eventually moving to my current test bench (and that's just for my sig rig).

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I do like the look of some of the minamalistic pc's such as fractals and some of the nxzt's
Have you considered Lian Li?
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I had browsed some Lian Li's and had mixed feelings is there any the you would strongly recommend??
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Get the RV-02, after going through so many cases over the years (including the 800D) it is by far my favorite!
Also, you can water cool in the Raven, as I and many many others have done, it just takes some creativity!
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Do you think I could pick up a RV02 for under £100 used or should I just buy new, they seem popular so I would expect people to be selling??
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I dont think the RV03 will be able to fit those long 1000W + PSU's, goes against the OP's plans. I think the RV02 is an excellent choice for what you're doing then. I bought the AZZA and it does not look cheapy...very strong build but yes it is a mid tower case. I had an FT02 and I loved it! The RV02 should be very good and very future proof.
    
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