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Old February 25, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Default Good case for water cooling that wont break the bank.

So I'm getting into water cooling and my CM Storm Sniper kinda sucks for doing liquid cooling. Very hard to access fans on the top of the case, not many places to mount res or pump either.

I'm looking for something around $150.
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Old February 25, 2012, 07:48 PM
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For that price, look at the HAF 932.

I got one with an XSPC RS360 (3 fans on it) and a bay res/pump combo in it with no problems at all
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Old February 25, 2012, 08:26 PM
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imo haf932's are more for air cooling than liquid. i personally think the 800d is great for liquid cooling solutions but the price is errrrrrrr.......... alot

but when deals roll around, i got mines for $165~ a while ago
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Old February 25, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Another HAF 932 vote here, mount a fat 360 on top with push/pull if you want(my RX360 was in a 932 with push pull fans mounted on the top of the case)
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Old February 25, 2012, 11:18 PM
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$150? Thought about the CM storm trooper (It's on sale for about $150USD) or NZXT 810.
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Old February 25, 2012, 11:49 PM
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I have a HAF932 as well and I think it's a good choice for the price range. Like Adzsask said, there's good clearance for a rad on the top.
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Old February 26, 2012, 04:17 AM
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I would suggest the lian li a71f. I bought it on sale at 149$ on ncix.com, and this cae is SO nice (classic style). It requires a little cutting and fitting, but i managed to fit a gtx 240 and a slim 360 bottom/top.

The 932 is also a great case, just completely another style.
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Old February 26, 2012, 05:10 AM
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imo haf932's are more for air cooling than liquid. i personally think the 800d is great for liquid cooling solutions but the price is errrrrrrr.......... alot

but when deals roll around, i got mines for $165~ a while ago
I find it funny that the 800d was even mentioned in a "won't break the bank" thread. Heh.
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Old February 26, 2012, 07:25 AM
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My 650D works great.
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Someone posted a case that's bigger than 800D and less money

THE ELYSIUM!!!! DUN DUN DUN

XIGMATEK

It's selling for 199.99 (with rebate lul).

I read some reviews and it doesn't seem as high quality or easy to wire perfectly as the 800D, but it's close, and it has much more room (enough room for a dual d5 top with a big tubular res without cutting or bleeding pump heat into the single 800D intake!)
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