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Old November 22, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Just for fun

whats better for air cooling with an H100

Ill be doing overclocking CPU/GPU with the new x79 platform when the nvidia 600 series are out.

ill also be moving this case once every ~3months via car, so ill also need it to be tough.

Corsair 500r ~120$
-- great air flow, GPU cooling and place for a H100
-- heard there were some problems with this case - broken/cheap parts -

NZXT phantom ~125$
-- good fan control and dedicated optional fans for GPU cooling, not sure if theres place for a H100

CM 932 advanced ~150$
-- great air flow, dedicated GPU cooling and place for my H100

Corsair 650D ~190
-- Sleek look, average air flow only 1 200mm intake 1 200mm exhaust thats will be removed for a H100 and 1 120mm exaust
-- gr8 for mostly water cooling, if only there was a side fan i would buy it immediately
-- this case only really needs a 2011 update like a 3.0 internal header... etc

CM storm trooper ~190
-- lots of air flow, handle for portability, GPU cooling, place for a H100

i have a budget of about 250 MAX with taxes and shipping but if im missing another case please point me to it

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Old November 22, 2011, 07:21 AM
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i think i just andsered my own question i just found a cooling side pannel for the 650d

but still this case needs an update for me to buy it with no questions asked.

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Old November 22, 2011, 07:24 AM
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Storm Trooper if you need semi portable.

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Old November 22, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Thermaltake Level 10 GT. No other case has the air flow design that this one does. I have one, and I have the H100 liquid cooler installed.
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Old November 22, 2011, 09:41 AM
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IMHO CM HAF-X > anything TT makes.

But yeah a cheap option would be the side panel for your case. :)
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Old November 22, 2011, 01:08 PM
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After further inquiry im pretty sure im going for the CM storm trooper but there might be more options the closer we get to 600 series Nvidia release date.

well waiting on cheaper x79 six core processor and a gtx 680

so another good 3 months XD
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Old December 25, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Why do you love it so much. Yes it is quality build, and it looks cool(most people think it is, i dont). But the price is retarded. It does not cool as much as advertised. And it makes you OVER 9000% more likely to get mugged by some guy who saw it through the window and thinks it looks "PIMP"...
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Old January 1, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Check the New Fractal Cases. They are quite decent wheather you want quiet or airflow and reasnobly priced.
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