Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.
Deliberately but do you think i should correct it?
Yeah i do -- it isnt a lolcat where you intentionally spell things wrong.
Argh -- decisions decsions and lazyness...
Lazyness that spawns decisions and decisions that cost money.
My backup rig has been sitting parted out on the floor for a year now. I really need to rebuild it but i really cant be arsed. = LAZYNESS
Now heres where its forcing me to make a decision.... I was planning to buy an SSD or an £80 pair of shoes. but after reading up on watercooling, I now want a new case that i wont struggle to fit parts in like my Antec. even though my case supports watercooling and has holes where i can route piping through. its not a watercooling friendly case.
And i want to ditch it for something newer - with better ventillation and support for watercooling. If i get the new case. I will rebuild my backup rig into this shitty antec so that solves the lazyness problem, however I wont have an SSD or a pair of shoes.
gotta love 3way battles. At the moment. the Shoes and PC case take priority as i already have an SSD. but i want to upgrade to a Sata III SSD
CM HAF is the way to go then
BOOO! Ugly case. Fractal Design Arc Midi.
The mere fact that you have described it as "midi" suggests it cannot compete with the HAF in the airflow or "space" departments that the freedom one requires
I was really into the Corsair Obsidian cases, then I checked out the Fractal Design Define R3. the Corsair 650D looks good. but the R3 comes out a little cheaper.
A lot of cases can't compete due to its sheer size but the Arc Midi or R3 cases are 'better'... aesthetically & can still compete on a cooling basis.
I hate the [look of] HAF cases so much, so much.
If i did pick up the R3 - Id use the extra cash saved to pick up some GT-AP15 fans and swap out all the fans it comes with.
the thing i find appealing about the R3 is it has a fan on the side panel. The 650D doesnt. but reviews say both cases have great airflow. but i sill want to keep my 6970s chilled
I would have to agree aesthetically although I am doubtful on the cooling, I don't say that out of any brand loyality..... simply because the HAF is unbeleivably good with three 250's, four 120's and a free flowing mesh grill (has it's downsides) it really does move some air in a vast space (let alone it's setup for watercoolong), I will have to take a closer look though at the Arc and R3's as I don't know them that well.
TPU has a review for the R3
Was not overly impressed with the layout and size of the R3, I like heaps of space and it seems a little limited, i also really do like the seperation of PSU from main chamber, the Arc looks a little more "me" but to be honest, it does not inspire me enough to change, no doubt they are good units though.
what do you think of the Corsair Obsidian 650D then Tatty?
the 650D has loads of space
I might do what this guy did with his case - our builds are almost identical
650D looks to be an excellent case choice.
gonna grab the 650D then. hopefully i'll be able to have it by the end of next week.
Still prefer the HAF
I think the HAF looks gash. The only case from Coolermaster i really like is the CM690II, Storm/Sniper and the HAFs to me look terrible.
If you havnt sprung yet get the Fractal Design XL Freedom, that will most certainly solve your space problem.
EDIT: From what i can tell the 650D and 600T share the same layout.
In the flesh they actually look pretty decent, they have some nice graphical designs on the sides and have some nice clean lines, whilst they are def not the prettiest of cases in comparision with some, they have one of the most practical and effective designs of anything available IMO.
Ive looked at the XL and I dont like it so much. theres a lot of wasted space inside the case - I dont need 10 bays for hard drives. and the airflow looks to be pretty mediocre compared to the R3 or 650D
--- Not trying to nit pick but these are my personal observations when i look at the case.
the 650D looks like a pretty good contender for now. but i might just flip a coin when it comes to crunch time and i need to make a definite decision on which one im gonna pick.
What is the size difference between the old Antec you had and an R3? You did want a bigger case no? Its almost the same design as an R3 but bigger. You can take out the hard drive rack bellow the 5"1/4 bays for more airflow. TBH i dont see a problem with the XL the R3 has 8 hard drive bays which is only 2 off the XL and if your removing a cage on the R3 i see it as a non issue for the XL as you can remove one on that too. The Airflow to me looks better on the XL just by looking at the fans, size and the side panel fan placement.
Every time i recommend something i get shot down. Know what buy a 650D as if i really care its your money.
i went to the apple store today and now i want one of these
the problem is i will never be able to afford that, ever, that's like 8x the price a screen should be
And you are going to connect it to ... ?
i'll have to buy a mac, or i could just buy the displayport version -->http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC007B/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MTkwMzc1NDA
problem is after spending 2 hours in the apple store i really want it but i would have to save up for about 2 years to afford it
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