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Old April 8, 2016, 03:00 PM
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Hey all,

I've been trying to decide on a new case for quite a while and I thought you might have some good input for me. Thermaltakes new cases really caught my eye although there is almost no information on them yet! I've been piecing together parts for the build and now that I have almost everything it's time to get a little more serious about a case to put it in! Looking to keep it under $500 CAD after shipping etc.

There will be:
-RVE with 5930k
-3 290X's
-2 SSD's
-1 HDD
-2 RX480 rads
-2 TFC 240 rads (could possibly leave these out, but would be nice to use them now that I have them)
-a big tube res
-a free standing pump

Cases I've considered are:
-Thermaltake Core X9 - works for my needs, but I've heard mixed reviews about quality and I am not the biggest fan of the front panel (I think it looks kinda cheap). Bonus is that it is cheap.

-Caselabs TH10A - Love it, but out of my price range.

-Thermaltake's new W100 - I could get one 480 in the top, and with the mounts on the back of the mobo tray there is 75mm of space which I think could accommodate a slim rad or two. At $420+shipping+tax (from newegg) it's right around the top of my budget, but having to buy other rads is kind of a PITA. I'm also a little worried that putting rads behind the mobo tray wont leave any room for cable management and airflow will be crap. I don't like the look of the P100 pedestal in photos.. the seam between case and pedestal looks awkward to me. There isn't much info on this case anywhere, does anyone have one??

-Thermaltake's upcoming W200 - I asked Thermaltake and have been told this will be released near the end of Q2 this year. In theory this case would be awesome, accommodating all of the WC stuff with ease and having room for my home file server (ATX board, RAID card + 6 HDD's) in the same case for extra cool points. If anyone has experience with the W100 that would really help me figure out what to expect from the W200! I'm a little skeptical about quality.

-Mountain Mods cases - I just don't like them

-Corsair 900D - Could work for me, but I was kind of hoping for something "newer". I've always liked the look of the 900D but I was hoping for something a little more unique.

Please throw your suggestions my way! I am definitely not a Thermaltake fan boy either, they just seem to have some appealing stuff in my price range lately.
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Old March 15, 2017, 05:16 PM
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Sooo, I ended up being so indecisive that I put off buying a case and putting everything under water for a while. Ended up getting a Thermaltake Tower 900 a couple months ago and I mostly love it. It has a few areas that could be improved but for the price I'm impressed. Holds both 480 rads (room for 560s even) and the build was a breeze with all that room.
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Old March 15, 2017, 05:43 PM
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That Tower 900 is a pretty unique looking case. Care to share some build pics? :)
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Old March 16, 2017, 06:46 AM
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That Tower 900 is a pretty unique looking case. Care to share some build pics? :)
I concur! Hadn't come across that particular case before. It looks whacked! All that's missing in the Thermaltake pic on their site is the alien embryo suspended inside.
I'm afraid to attempt custom water cooling but this would be a motivator to actual try it.
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Old March 16, 2017, 06:58 AM
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Just be sure that when you build a system in that monster that you build it in the systems final resting place. I would be worried about someone who builds the loop in their basement and then tries to move that thing up a flight of stairs! You better be a weight lifter / power lifter in that scenario, otherwise you're either going to throw your back out or die of a heart attack.
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Just be sure to wait for a free shipping deal before ordering one.... ;)
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