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Those modded 700/800d's are ridiculous price wise for steel cases. Mountain mods cases are just laser cut panels with no cable management and a high price for a low amount of style.

Caselabs MH8/10 and TH8/10 are HPTX for SR2. Also the Little Devil cases might suit your SR-2 as well for European buyers. All of these are aluminium custom designed by OCN members.

http://www.overclock.net/case-labs/

This is the TH10 that I'm getting this week, except they only come in black. White was a prototype: http://www.overclock.net/case-labs/9...-th10-1-a.html
This right here - the Case Labs case will provide plenty of breathing room to also add a watercooling loop and radiators to improve temps as well.

If you see also from the links in my sig - check out the build logs from the Case Labs owners club for a better look at what others are able to do with their cases.

Also I am working on the MH10 case - basically a shortened (in height) case that fits an HPTX motherboard and can support internal mounting of 480 radiators (I am using a pair of XSPC RX480's for reference as to how large the rads can be).

I do not have an SR-2 at the moment but plan on waiting for the next HPTX to come around and see if it is worthwhile

BTW as large as the case looks - this is THE lightest case I have ever owned in terms of ATX or larger size - I know the M8 weighs 21lbs the MH10 isn't much heavier - plus with casters it has now become the easiest for me to maneuver around the house as I can simply wheel it out to a larger room with ease when I need to work on it My other cases I would have to lug somewhere while the loops were filled and were much more energy sapping in terms of moving them around.
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ill go with silverstone tj11 =)
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This right here - the Case Labs case will provide plenty of breathing room to also add a watercooling loop and radiators to improve temps as well.

If you see also from the links in my sig - check out the build logs from the Case Labs owners club for a better look at what others are able to do with their cases.

Also I am working on the MH10 case - basically a shortened (in height) case that fits an HPTX motherboard and can support internal mounting of 480 radiators (I am using a pair of XSPC RX480's for reference as to how large the rads can be).

I do not have an SR-2 at the moment but plan on waiting for the next HPTX to come around and see if it is worthwhile

BTW as large as the case looks - this is THE lightest case I have ever owned in terms of ATX or larger size - I know the M8 weighs 21lbs the MH10 isn't much heavier - plus with casters it has now become the easiest for me to maneuver around the house as I can simply wheel it out to a larger room with ease when I need to work on it My other cases I would have to lug somewhere while the loops were filled and were much more energy sapping in terms of moving them around.
Yes, I second the Case Labs first, MM next
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Yes, I second the Case Labs first, MM next
agree. Unless you have around $700+ to spend on finishing that mountain mods case with accessories I'd stick with case labs.
 
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Here is a stupid question: how do you order a caselabs case? Do they have a store or something?
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send this gave a private message or an email. http://www.overclock.net/member.php?u=148421
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I would check out the xigmatek elysium, that case is supposed to be meant for the sr-2, plus it is a great water cooling case and has a ton of value for the money.

Check out this review:

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Thanks for the info guys. I actually think I am going to get a CaseLabs Magnum8, maybe. I am checking out their pricing and options. Generally speaking, how much do you think this case with a non-extreme water cooling setup will run me? Looks like the case is going to cost $400-$450. The water cooling kits I was looking at earlier for the haf-x setup costed around $250~.
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Thanks for the info guys. I actually think I am going to get a CaseLabs Magnum8, maybe. I am checking out their pricing and options. Generally speaking, how much do you think this case with a non-extreme water cooling setup will run me? Looks like the case is going to cost $400-$450. The water cooling kits I was looking at earlier for the haf-x setup costed around $250~.
To be honest - not sure as I went overboard with my watercooling lol. What do you plan on cooling? Just the CPU's or CPU's and GPU's? also do you know what fans you want or will use?
    
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I plan on doing cpu's only. I am very price conscious with the setup. I am still trying to do some more research, but I just want to do a good, somewhat quiet, setup
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