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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13061028 
The TJ07 is featureless without modding. I view it as a blank canvas for artists (in this case, modders). Doesn't even have front fans......

Why buy an ancient case when I can get a new one with usb 3 and the goods?
and like I said before, I want a case thats great for air and water. And its also overpriced, 300 something for something that old......and not to mention that my budget is 200 for this particular build.

Check your facts before Tj07 fans like you start rambling about how its the best case in the world.

@werds

I have a Abee case so I'm good:)
this build is for folding/home computer purposes.

Excuse me but I said it's for watercooling. It has enough space to accomadate 2 480 rads on the bottom, a single 240 on top, and 1 120 rad on the back. It also has support for 2 psus! When did I say it was good for air cooling?
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13061028 
The TJ07 is featureless without modding. I view it as a blank canvas for artists (in this case, modders). Doesn't even have front fans......

Why buy an ancient case when I can get a new one with usb 3 and the goods?
and like I said before, I want a case thats great for air and water. And its also overpriced, 300 something for something that old......and not to mention that my budget is 200 for this particular build.

Check your facts before Tj07 fans like you start rambling about how its the best case in the world.

@werds

I have a Abee case so I'm good:)
this build is for folding/home computer purposes.

Here is my Kublai KL02B vs. my TJ07. Full size cases are massive!
picture.php?albumid=549&pictureid=6008

Here is a list of my recommendations - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050001375&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|11-139-003^11-139-003-TS%2C11-119-194^11-119-194-TS%2C11-146-067^11-146-067-TS%2C11-119-216^11-119-216-TS
All are within budget, have very good air cooling, come pre-installed with plenty of goodies but allow for expandability, and are designed with water cooling in mind. They all accept at least one 2x120mm radiator.
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post #43 of 50
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Originally Posted by PCSarge;13056775 
i may go back to a mid soon... need to find one with room for a 240 rad up top though
I doubt if I wanted to go back a Mid tower in future. I love with Full Tower (my first time HAF X) . biggrin.gif


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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13058017 
HAF= Ugly
Antec= crap build quality
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HAF= HAF x & HAF922 are sexy/ hottie cases more than HAF 932 & 912, IMO..
Antec= Crappy towers, IMO
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post #44 of 50
How thick of a 240mm rad do you want in the top of the case? I think that the 650D can fit a 240mm rad that's thinner than 50mm in the top.

If you really want to run a nice water loop (or multiple), I would suggest getting a full tower. You're not going to find many mid towers that can run a CPU+GPU loop very easily.
    
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post #45 of 50
Just a month ago I went from a mid tower (thermaltake M9, yeah I know),
To a HAF 932, and yes the extra room is just what I needed.
All the same parts went into the new case and you can see the change.
From this:dscn1950.jpg
To this:dscn2059e.jpg
So now I dont have to disconnect or pull out ten things just to sort one thing out.
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post #46 of 50
All this Antec hatin' makes me a sad panda frown.gif I like my A1200 quite a bit; build quality is solid, not sure where that argument is coming from; cable management can be a little tight, but it's nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be, I'm just a novice.

I'd say grab a Corsair 650D. "Mid-size" with craptons of space and a clean design. It's the case I'll most likely be buying this summer.
post #47 of 50
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Case modding:

I'm not much of a modder, the most I can do is take the case down with a screw driver and give it a paint job, absolutely no "cutting".
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post #48 of 50
Full towers are great, best move I made was trading up from my cheap mid tower to my HAF-X! So much more room to breathe!
post #49 of 50
Yeah I'm pretty sick of moving my 1200 every weekend now. About to replace.
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post #50 of 50
My friend just got a CoolerMaster Sniper "Mid" Tower and it's bigger than my HAF 932 "Full" Size Tower.

I just upgraded from an Antec 900 to an HAF 932 and it was probably one of the best upgrades I've ever made. Build quality feels sturdier from the actual chassis down to the screws and spacers for the motherboard. The size difference and cable management made everything much neater, the wheels are a fantastic feature, and it has way better airflow.
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