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Old 04-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Case Ideas

Ok - I've got that upgrade itch.

Currently running a V2 Antec 900 - its a great little case, but I've found that I want to get a Corsair H100 and mount it at the top of the case, so that just won't be easy or possible with what I have.

Plus I like the features I'm seeing on some of the newer cases - particularly the ability to hot switch a HD to a dock on the top of the case. Also the hard drive mounting is difficult in the Antec, plus cleaning the front fan screens isn't easy.

That said - doesn't have to be a gamer case though I don't want something massive (i.e. a full size) - I've had a HAF 932 and I thought it was a bit big - also I prefer cooling over silence.

Some cases I've liked the look of the Corsair Carbide 400R - Would have said 300 but you can't easily fit a rad in the top.

Throw some options at me guys.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I like the Corsairs and have 2X912 a 922 and a 932. Take a look at the Fractal Design Arc.

What's the price limit
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still like my 690IIadv
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still like my 690IIadv
Yeah I've heard good things about those - plus it has the HD dock that I like.

Budget wise I'm not going to limit it too much - but would rather it be middle of the road rather than over the top.
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Ive made use of the dock many times its nice. only down side is no removable mobo tray, though the back side of the case does open as well
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I really like the look of the Fractal Design - its growing on me!
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I really like the look of the Fractal Design - its growing on me!
I am not a fan of doors or sound dampening but the Fractal Design Define is really nice and the quality of the material used is really nice. I also like the fact how they made fan blocks that you can remove if you added a fan. So much better in person.
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I ended up getting a Fractal Design Arc from the NewEgg deal $69 shipped.

Thinking about slapping in this water cooling kit in this little bad boy - problem is I won't have an Optical Drive on my desktop anymore as the Arc only has 2 5.25 spots!!

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...Kill_Coil.html
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I thought about getting that same kit myself. Glad you liked that case. We just started carrying them a couple months ago and I never knew about that company until then.
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Trying to work out if I should just buy the kit or go piece by piece as I hear the fans and tubing included in the kit aren't great - so I'm get some GT 15's and some better tubing...so seeing if it's worth the trouble.

Either way this will be a nice little adventure!

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the case mate!
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