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I am going to build my system in a new case, I would love to get options on a great water-cooling case that will be able to look good and also fit almost anything! I have a HAF 922 now and have a XFX 790I that I am going to put into the 922 after the swap (also looking for three 285's used) for that build!

But I understand there are many cases out there but some come at price that I can't ever imagine paying for a case! so please stay with-in my price range listed above, also would like to add that it is Nvidia build not ATI and a AMD cpu not Intel and my over all color's are green UV water and blue led fans
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HAFX or the 700D are very solid cases and in the under 300$ budget.
There are more than a few cases, but these two are very popular and work very well, with lots of space inside.
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HAFX or the 700D are very solid cases and in the under 300$ budget.
There are more than a few cases, but these two are very popular and work very well, with lots of space inside.
hafx looks kinda what I am used to, and the 700d is kinda cool but I was hope'n for a suggestion that was off the main steam and more like cases that will have aftermarket parts available like Lian I noticed that you can buy different tops and side panels, not that I wasn't already looking at the hafx which is my choice as of now but seeing how I bought things before with out asking everyone on here first and had to learn the hard way on those items!!! I thought maybe there is a case that is out that the main stream on-line stores don't carry cause it is not something they think is good ( most of you understand that stores only carry what they think will sell, not every item out there makes it on the egg or tiger and zippy ) so if anyone has seen a col case out there that is off the main sites but is awesome hit me with a link Thank you so much for all your help guys, everyone of you has made my systems work weather directly or indirectly
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Out of the mainstream you say. Well there are Case Labs cases and Little Devil cases, but those are a bit out of your price range. I recently just bought a Lian Li V2010B from an OCN member and I love love love it. But I did do some research on WC cases before finding my LiLi.

1. Cooler Master ATCS 840. Classic aluminum case. 360 radiator fits up top and a 240 fits to the left of the hard drive bays. Little to no mods to get those set up. My first choice in case I couldn't find my LiLi. New price is $200, got it fairly used for $140 on Ebay. There was even a silver refurbished one at the CM Store for $99 + shipping. Which came out to ~$120.

2. Silverstone TJ07. 480 rad fits below, and a 240 fits up top. This was my second fall back case. I've seen a lot of builds around this case and they all look mighty sexy. I especially liked the conservative look and how clean it looked. New is $300+ so I don't know if that's in your range.

3. Cooler Master 690 II Advanced. I also considered this mid tower before I got my GPU blocks. All black interior. 240 rad on the bottom, 240 rad up top. Cable management holes. All for $80. It's no TJ07, but for the price and capabilities, it sure puts up a fight. I almost picked this up as a temporary WC case until I grabbed a full tower.

4. Lian Li A70F. This was my last resort in case I didn't buy any of the above. And it is the case that requires more work to WC. Well, compared to the WC readiness of the cases above, this one needs some dremel work. New on PPC is $200
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thank you I am going to check those out all of them, my price range can change but it better be one hell of a case if you get me
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corsair obsidian 800D is the best pc case for u,its very good for watercooling
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HAF X Nvidia edition! =]
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ATCS 840 I love mine, its much lighter that the 800D and the HAF cases looks like they need to be in an industry warehouse.
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I was hope'n for a suggestion that was off the main steam
Just saying that off the main stream means more money, and out of your budget

The "special" cases cost a lot more.

The TJ07 is an amazing case, but it also cost 350$.
LD cases are also large and very well built, but also cost 350 euro before shipping.
You can also get a MountainMode case, customized and amazing. Cost a lot more than 300$.

So its fine and dandy to want a special case, but they cost accordingly. So saying 200-300$ budget and want a custome or something special, well, its a nice wish

If you can strech your budget, there are alot more cases which can fit a 360 radiator inside.
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Just saying that off the main stream means more money, and out of your budget

The "special" cases cost a lot more.

The TJ07 is an amazing case, but it also cost 350$.
LD cases are also large and very well built, but also cost 350 euro before shipping.
You can also get a MountainMode case, customized and amazing. Cost a lot more than 300$.

So its fine and dandy to want a special case, but they cost accordingly. So saying 200-300$ budget and want a custome or something special, well, its a nice wish

If you can strech your budget, there are alot more cases which can fit a 360 radiator inside.
yes I can go higher as I said but it better be a great case the ones I was looking at jumped in price to like 699usd which I don't need to spend that much on a case or do I??? I was hoping that there was a cube that would fit 4way like the lian but not 700usd
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