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Old 01-27-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Help me Pick a Case

Hello Folks

I Want to get a new case right now I got a Cosmos 1000

im looking for a full Tower and my Buget is about $160

i will be putting a closed Loop Cooling Kit in it and most

Likely replacing the stock Fans , what Fans Would you recommend

this is my System Specs as of now

Case: Cooler Master 1000
MB: MSI 790FX-GD70
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz
RAM: Ocz 4GB(2x2GB) DDR3
GPU: Nvidia EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB
PSU: Ultra X3 1000W
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Cosmos is a nice case ?

Personally I like Lian Li cases

$ 195.99 with code

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...10&ignorebbr=1

$ 169.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112387

Why full tower if you are simply putting in an AIO solution ?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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Cosmos is a nice case ?

Why full tower if you are simply putting in an AIO solution ?
cause im so use to a full tower Case ,and I don't know nothing about anything anymore cause the last case I bought was 7yrs ago , so im out of the loop on getting a new Case ,what would you suggest , if you not think I need a full tower
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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Many mid tower cases now have enough room to house what you're asking for. I have a Corsair Carbide 500R, however that will probably not be big enough for you.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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that's why I came here for peoples Opinions , and I thought getting a full tower was better for AIR FLOW for the other HW in the case
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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have been a fan of Fractal Design.

what about the arc XL?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352035
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:04 PM   #7
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Many mid tower cases now have enough room to house what you're asking for. I have a Corsair Carbide 500R, however that will probably not be big enough for you.
Pretty much anymore. I'm amazed what I can cram into a midtower anymore without making it a hackjob.

That said, I can't use my bottom PCI-E slot (I have three, and don't do SLI so it's no issue) and my PSU overhangs a bit over my fan slot.

If I wasn't moving so much and had more money I probably would have gone with a full tower Corisar. I just like working on full towers more, but not moving them .

Also aluminum full tower cases are surprisingly light. but still massive when you have a small spot to cram them in.

Only down side Is I'm pretty sure my old case could hold a car and I'm pretty sure these new cases couldn't hold 120lbs or so, so don't sit on them too much .
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:41 AM   #8
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Pretty much anymore. I'm amazed what I can cram into a midtower anymore without making it a hackjob.

That said, I can't use my bottom PCI-E slot (I have three, and don't do SLI so it's no issue) and my PSU overhangs a bit over my fan slot.

If I wasn't moving so much and had more money I probably would have gone with a full tower Corisar. I just like working on full towers more, but not moving them .

Also aluminum full tower cases are surprisingly light. but still massive when you have a small spot to cram them in.

Only down side Is I'm pretty sure my old case could hold a car and I'm pretty sure these new cases couldn't hold 120lbs or so, so don't sit on them too much .

This case held everything in my sig, including my 2x GTX470s when I had them. Pretty ****ed roomy, however with a full loop you probably won't be able to fit everything inside. However it has provisions for you to put a 240mm rad on the top, as well as in the front of the case.

They do make the Air 540 Cube, which is an interesting design. http://www.corsair.com/us/carbide-se...cube-case.html
It's a split type design, and can hold a lot of stuff. If I didn't have my current 500R, I'd consider this odd beast.
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This case held everything in my sig, including my 2x GTX470s when I had them. Pretty ****ed roomy, however with a full loop you probably won't be able to fit everything inside. However it has provisions for you to put a 240mm rad on the top, as well as in the front of the case.

They do make the Air 540 Cube, which is an interesting design. http://www.corsair.com/us/carbide-se...cube-case.html
It's a split type design, and can hold a lot of stuff. If I didn't have my current 500R, I'd consider this odd beast.
I vote for 540. It's a really nice case. I've had mine for about two months, one complaint with it. I took the dust cover off the front and cleaned the dust filter a week ago, after I did that one of the front fans just died. The bearings started making weird noises and the fan wouldn't spin at speed, then stopped spinning. But over all, it's a bad-*** case. I was thinking about getting an AIO kit and replacing the fans anyway. And I have some spare fans around.
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I vote for 540. It's a really nice case. I've had mine for about two months, one complaint with it. I took the dust cover off the front and cleaned the dust filter a week ago, after I did that one of the front fans just died. The bearings started making weird noises and the fan wouldn't spin at speed, then stopped spinning. But over all, it's a bad-*** case. I was thinking about getting an AIO kit and replacing the fans anyway. And I have some spare fans around.
I've blown up so many fans I just expect it anymore; Had one literally splinter from the center out, all the blades started moving independently and scraping the grill. Took that out before it became a disaster .

I actually only have one "exhaust fan right now (positive pressure) however I think the Grills on the front and the GPU take out enough to keep it pretty cool in there. It's mainly the air flow, not nessarily the temperature and I'm good there.

This thing still makes more heat than my 1500w electric heater though, talk about that for efficiency .
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:40 PM   #11
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How about the switch 810? Just got it myself, and is a nice case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146088
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #12
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....or Roger could just walk to a Fry's or Microcenter (assuming there's any near him) and check out the case selection.

Personally, I vote for Corsair 600T...it's what I have and it's huge for a mid-tower. Fits everything plus a H50 (has room for H100 or w/e) plus SLI/CF cards plus the wifi card and a couple HDDs too.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:45 AM   #13
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I would lean towards Corsairs 750 D or Vengeance C70 mid tower, tons of room for cable management, easy to mod in the future, water cooler friendly. Also inexpensive compared to otherowers their size as to me the seem close to a full tower size but still classify as a mid tower.
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