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Hi kind folks,

I have a dilemma. I need a new case, whilst this ATCS 840 has served me very well over the past 6 months, its being sold after an offer I cannot refuse.

So obviously I have been shopping online for a new case today. I am going stick with water cooling of course. Both the Tj07 and 800D are my first choices, we don't have case labs or MM available where I am.

My plan is to add a spare Black Ice thin 280 rad to the top of the TJ07 while keeping the XSPC 360 and 240 in the bottom. I don't think the 800D can accommodate that rad setup all internal but it still is one of the top WC cases out there. Plus it doesnt look half bad either.

I am leaning towards the TJ07 over the 800D, they are the same price here.

Bonus is also I can invert the TJ which will give me extra space at the top of the case for the 280.

So guys, please help me decide.
    
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post #2 of 21
If the TJ07 suits your needs more than the 800D and its the same price get the TJ07.
However if I am correct there are steel versions of the 800D which makes it a lot cheaper
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If the TJ07 suits your needs more than the 800D and its the same price get the TJ07.
However if I am correct there are steel versions of the 800D which makes it a lot cheaper
Arent all 800D's made of steel? The TJ is aluminum I think.
    
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post #4 of 21
Yeah, if they are the same price definitely the TJ07. The corsair is steel on the inside and has a bit of aluminum for the outer trim...and for the price you're paying the inside should be aluminum. I believe the TJ07 is aluminum throughout.
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post #5 of 21
Tj07 all the way man. No comparison.

the V2000, it's variants, tj07 and it's variants are kings in the world of WC...unless u go towards cubed cases
    
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Arent all 800D's made of steel? The TJ is aluminum I think.
Exactly, which is why the 800d fails and should be automatically disqualified.

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Yeah, if they are the same price definitely the TJ07. The corsair is steel on the inside and has a bit of aluminum for the outer trim...and for the price you're paying the inside should be aluminum. I believe the TJ07 is aluminum throughout.
Motherboard tray is steel
    
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post #7 of 21
i love my 700d. mite want that missing hot swap bays out side the case, I want it inside anyways sides are ez to remove anyhow.
With moding the case u can fit the 24 and 280 on top. I got a 480 rad in mine but neet to cut for air for 4th fan to exhaust.
I had a i7 @4.20ghz and 2 480s @ 850 clocks on a thin 360 rad, Get a thick rad 360 or 480 and get 700d


I love the heavy case steel .
Edited by GfhTattoo - 4/24/11 at 8:53pm
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post #8 of 21
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700D here is about $30 cheaper ($20 USD), so not a huge diff. The hot swap bays would be a bonus but not really a factor I'm considering. I really want space, I have a alot of WC gear to stuff into it lol.

I'm still leaning for the TJ at this stage.
    
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post #9 of 21
I personally don't think it's even close. TJ07 wins by a longshot. With a large amount of room for watercooling or any extreme cooling, and yet still being able to air cool very well. That by itself is enough to make it better than the 800D in my opinion.
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Like we said, TJ by a long shot. Less modding, tons more space in the bottom compartment, and all aluminum compared to the 700d.
    
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