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No, if the OP wants to venture into the realms and water cooling, FT02/RV02 is a no.
Ohh my bad, missed the whole water wannabe; well just check my sig , as someone said Corsair 600T fits internal rad i would probably go with that if i cant afford a 800D - TJ07
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I think at the moment then I will go for the RV02

Edit - Thanks all but I want to go for a full sized case and the corsairs don't look that nice :/
Edited by Tom607 - 4/2/11 at 10:33am
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How about the Lian Li A70F / A71F? Lian Li B25F? Lian Li PC-P50WB?
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post #34 of 73
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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??
I think it would be easier to find a used RV01, the RV02's predecessor, than it would be to find a used RV02. At Amazon it's $200 shipped - $20 MIR = $180
Plus, the RV01 has a door as you had mentioned in your criteria, which the RV02 lacks.

Edited by spaceballsrules - 4/4/11 at 12:27am
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How about the Lian Li A70F / A71F?
^This. Lian Li sells tons of case accessories, including side panels and top panels. However, they are going to cost you an arm and a leg (~$50 each).
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Antec 902! Am I the only one who likes it?

Also, I heard that Colossus is crap due to poor material (things comming off etc).
I don't know... my friend just got a Colossus last month and it is gorgeous! I've looked at this beast from every angle and don't see any quality issues. What do you mean by "things coming off"?

I personally prefer mid-towers, but considering a full tower for my next build.
post #37 of 73
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Oooh this is so confusing, I'm kinda fixed on the RV02 but there are quite a few niggles. Is there much between the RV01 and 02??
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Oooh this is so confusing, I'm kinda fixed on the RV02 but there are quite a few niggles. Is there much between the RV01 and 02??

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The new version of the Raven(RV02E) has more space for HDDs(5), better fans(AP181), new design for power/reset button. And new version Raven 3 is coming soon, this month if im correct.
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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
Right on man, I've been preaching that to anyone who will isten. The 800D looks like some humdrum server case you would fill with hard drives then stuff into your closet. Boring hunk of lifeless metal. I honestly cant figure out why everyone drools over blowing $300 on a server rack. "Water cooling" tends to be the response I get, but to each their own.

I am actually very much in favor of the route you're taking, as I have typically done the opposite with poor results. I usually splurge on hardware and get a budget case, which I just end up taking the side panel off of because the airflowsucks.

I just upgraded from a Raidmax Smilodon (lol) to a NZXT Phantom and it's like night and day. The build quality of the phantom, overall room inside, cable management, and bells and whistles are fantastic. I would HIGHLY recommend this case if you want something very eyecatching with all the features, and at a pretty reasonable price compared to other cases in the same league. (I picked a white one up on newegg for 120$ 2 days ago so they do go on sale, but theyre only 140$ at full price.)

Also check out this thread to see some gorgeous Phantom builds that OCN users have come up with. This post in particular shows off a nicely organised interior with NZXT sleeved cables. Also the Phantom uses a mesh for the side panel, but if you're dead set on acrylic several members have modded their Phantoms with great success.

Would also HIGHLY recommend splurging on a modular PSU. So much of a headache messing with all the extra cables...

Good Luck
Edited by Shredicus - 4/2/11 at 7:00pm
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