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So I'm finally making enough money to start a new build and the goal is to have a home for an AM3+ board and a Bulldozer when they are finally released. This will also be my first water cooling project, ever, and I want it to turn out nice.

That being said, what are some of the most water friendly cases available? Only the CPU will be under water at first and I'm looking at the XSPC Rasa 240 and 360 kits right now. I want everything inside the case and I dont want to mod the case at all.

Beyond that, my budget is around $100, and the case must have excellent cable management. Everything else is still up in the air at the moment.
Edited by Baskt_Case - 4/4/11 at 12:26am
    
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Corsair Obsidian 800D / 700D.
    
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Corsair Obsidian 800D / 700D.
$200+

When I say around $100, I mean $120 is probably the most I will spend if theres a really nice feature that makes it worth breaking the budget.
    
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post #5 of 5
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Gah! At least I have plenty of time to shop. Too many choices out there.

Right now the 2 biggest things for me are going to be the painless use of a 240mm or larger radiator, and cable management.

That fractal case is nice but I think I'd rather have my fans exposed.
    
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