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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??
Looks like the big differences between these two are the number of hard drives, the number of fans you can install, as well as the motherboard cutout. If I had to choose one, I would probably go with the RV02, but I would have to live with only three 3.5" HDD bays (not good for me as I have more than 3 HDDs in my current system).

I know I'm probably the minority here, but I would take another look at the colossus. I had a good look at my friend's colossus the other day, and he was going on and on about the number of drive bays it has, the space for huge fans, as well as the overall fit and finish of the case. I was poking around in the bitfenix forum and saw some of the really clean builds people have with it. Seriously, cable management really does help maximize the look and the airflow inside the case, and colossus really delivers here. Of course, the look of the overall case is just killer, but that's just icing. I was skeptical at first, but seeing it in person made me a believer.

I know I'll probably get flamed by going against the grain here, but that's how I feel and I thought I'd share. Good luck with your build!
post #42 of 73
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Antec 902! Am I the only one who likes it?
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I'm very happy with mine, but if I get the spare cash I'll upgrade to an FT01.
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post #43 of 73
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It's nice to see someone rep the colossus, I do love some of the features such as the little top compartment, I just wish wish wish it had a window. Also can I WC in it??

Edit - Thanks for taking the time out to help
Edited by Tom607 - 4/3/11 at 3:30am
post #44 of 73
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It's nice to see someone rep the colossus, I do love some of the features such as the little top compartment, I just wish wish wish it had a window. Also can I WC in it??
http://www.sundialmicro.com/bitfenix...2105_2060.html

http://www.xoxide.com/bitfenix---col...e---white.html

http://www.xoxide.com/bitfenix---col...e---black.html

wishwishwish granted
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Mind is blown...
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You could probably stuff a WC loop in there too, but you'd have to mount the rads on the back I reckon
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post #47 of 73
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Ah well at least the possibility is there, god now I'm really confused, it helps that the Colossus is somewhat cheaper but it just doesn't hold the same name as the Raven in terms of popularity. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. sorry.
post #48 of 73
If it's of any consolation the colossus is a relatively new case, whereas the raven has been around for ages. I wouldn't weigh the popularity of a case to heavily in your decision making process. Just look at music that is popular these days :0

If you're really looking for a case with a "WOW!" factor though to show your friends and stuff plus some neat bells and whistles, I'd probably go with the BitFenix. If you're looking for tried and true utility with less style, but more suited for water cooling(I could be wrong here I dont know much about it) and that funky motherboard mounting, the Raven may be your case. Also there is a fairly decent price difference between the two, and what you save here can be put into other parts.
Edited by Shredicus - 4/3/11 at 4:16am
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post #49 of 73
Either the:

Phantom

or the

A70F / A71F

take your pick.

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