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post #1 of 9
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so far the only i case i have found that like is the haf x
i like it a lot so far.

is there any better cases?

ps: it will need to be at least a full tower and have room for water cooling
as i plan on making the plunge soon.
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post #2 of 9
Do you plan on taking this rig to LAN parties? Or does weight and size not matter?
And how about cost? Are you willing to spend more on cases?

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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
nope im not into lan parties.
weight and size is no issue.
id be willing to pay around $250 to $300 for a case.
Edited by Disturbed117 - 4/23/11 at 1:18am
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by disturbed117 View Post
nope im not into lan parties.
weight and size is no issue.
id be willing to pay around $250 to $300 for a case.
Soulster got it right. 800D is perfect for your needs.
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post #6 of 9
Yeah, if you're looking for a nice square black case for 300$ that you can stuff all your watercooling crap into the 800D should suffice
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post #7 of 9
Phantom is ok for internal mounting Rads.

I'd suggest something like the Fractal XL; is a below budget, nice monolith looking full tower with plenty of room after a little modding for even a 480 rad up top, two 360's on the bottom if mounted on their sides (drill out the 3.5 drive bay rivets), and a 240 in the front (cut the bottom of the 5.25 bay bracket). Cutting holes in the top and sides of the case kind of defeats the "silent" nature of it, but hey, cooling vs noise is quite often a trade-off anyways.

800D/700D are always an option.

LIAN LI PC-V1020B or LIAN LI PC-A70F if you prefer the Lian-Li aesthetic and high quality aluminum construction.
Edited by whiteslashasian - 4/23/11 at 7:21am
    
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
LIAN LI PC-A70F if you prefer the Lian-Li aesthetic and high quality aluminum construction.
there is a nice work log of one here

thinking about getting one myself and modding the crap out of it
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by disturbed117 View Post
so far the only i case i have found that like is the haf x
i like it a lot so far.

is there any better cases?
HAF X is a fine case. If you like it then might as well buy it. There are other similar cases but the styling would be different.
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