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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by ChaoticG8R, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. ChaoticG8R

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    Budget: Any (without customization required, like Newegg/NCIX etc supplied, not some custom deal from DangerDen or anything)
    Form Factor: ATX, preferentially Mid to large Mid (wants to avoid Full towers if possible)
    Goal: Full WC build. Visible guts: Wants the WC to look nice and be visible
    Current components: i7-3930k, ASUS P9X79 Deluxe, Ripjaw 4x8GB 2133 RAM, EVGA Signature GTX 690, XPSC Raystorm + Razor 690.

    This will be a new build for a first time WC'er. Kit will likely be custom, so radiator dimensions/etc are currently unavailable for your recommendations. He currently has a first-gen core series system in a 600T, and is upgrading to an Sandy-E system. He wants to go "all-out" (within reason) with this build, WC will likely involve 2 GFX (1 GTX 690), 1 CPU, with the possibility of RAM/Northbridge (he likes the idea/look, even if it provides low functionality). There will probably be a second thread dedicated to cooling recommendations later as more of the hard components are assembled, but if you wish to add those along with your case selection, feel free!

    So I would greatly appreciate your recommendations. I immediately said Switch 810 but he was worried about the size being too big (it's not off the table but would like more options). Please also don't just say a case, please attempt to give a pro/con to your selection, especially if they are against the initial requests (size/etc). Thanks so much everyone!!


    If you feel this makes a huge difference, please provide your case selections for these options with said note.
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  2. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I would find out if you are going to be buying a triple rad or a pair of dual rads first. It will make a huge difference on case recommendations.
  3. erixx

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    ^^ This. Difference between big or huge case :)
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    What sneeky says.

    I have a TJ-07 and it's perfect for a 120.4 rad in the bottom compartment, with room for a 120.2 on the top grill and a single 120 in the front if you buy mesh front bay panels (Lian Li do them).

    Also available with big side window and fits larger ATX boards.
  5. ChaoticG8R

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    No one knows of anything? Updated SOME information - Some WC parts and GPU.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Well the Bit Fenix Ghost just reviewed here looks pretty nice. Only $100 too. Or what about one of the more affordable Corsair cases? Fractal makes nice stuff too.
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    Damn, I also immediately thought Switch 810, but I guess he's afraid.

    EDIT: Maybe he should watch video on NewEgg for the Switch 810. The girl who reviews it will make him a believer, if nothing else she is super easy on the eyes and ears. In fact, I'm going to watch it again.

    EDIT EDIT:
    Newegg TV: NZXT Switch 810 Full Tower Computer Cas...
  8. ChaoticG8R

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    No joke Alex, when I showed him that case...I was like...actually I want to quickly watch this video real fast...see if they added anything new.

    LOL!! :)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I watched that video and OMG I love that case! NZXT has really stepped up their game with the newer series cases they have!
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    The Ghost does look nice, but again, he definitely wants a windowed design to show off the WCing/etc
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    Looks like hes going to swing for the Switch 810 :)
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    It was that broad on the NewEgg vid, I know it was.:)
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Ack missed that detail. Don't know anyone who can install one?
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    Corsair Obsidian 650D

    I think the Corsair Obsidian 650D would be a great choice, because it's a mid-tower (21.5 x 9 x 20.5), it's got a large window in the right place, the HDD cages are removable/relocatable (more room for reservoirs/radiators), it's Corsair quality (very solid), and I believe you can fit a 240mm rad in the top, a 240 in the bottom, a 240 in the front, and a 120 in the back. I own it's little brother, the Carbide 400R and I'm very happy with it. The 650D is even more solid and has a brushed aluminum front panel instead of plastic. It comes with a couple of 200mm fans and a 140 in back. One or more of the large fans may have to be removed to fit radiators. This is the build I wish I could afford to do.
    EDIT - I was wrong, there's no cutouts for fans in the bottom (there is one in my case). But the top will fit a 280, and maybe the front will too, by removing the fan and 1 HDD cage and relocating the other cage rearward.
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    Or better yet, just get a 550D. Its just so much more economical and has a lot more features than any other case out there and is ranked pretty highly out there too. I'm planning on getting 1 myself pretty soon once theres a good enough price with coupons or whatever with it for me to make the purchase. :cool:
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    Another vote for the 550 as he wanted a mid case. But it has no window to show the gutz. But it has the room for the top radiator
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    Its a real shame he dosent a full tower,the new phantom 820 is sn awsome case for WC(although it does have only a small side window).

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