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Old September 3, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Default Need Advice Mountian Mod U2-UF0 vs Lian-Li X2000

My 4870X2 is on the way and My poor little Lian-Li V600 has reached the limit of space vs heat ever since I installed the HX1000 my temps have started getting pretty high given the inconvenient placement of the PSU over the CPU HS anyway I am looking at a new case I love Lian-Li there quality and style made me swear I would never buy another case from anyone else.....However the the UFO offers endless room for Liquid cooling and storage....but the new X2000 looks damn sweet and I bet custom modding a 4X120mm Rad would be most divine stuffed in there, but taking the axe to a new case like it let alone a $500 one may be a little ambitious even for me, and even though the x2000 is awesome it looks a little limiting for future upgrades. Anyway I am wondering if anyone has the U2-UFO and if so just how awesome is it...do you have any good pics of the guts of your case I cant seem to visualize the case fully loaded I am not a big fan of hardcore gaming cases with Acrylic Windows, UV and glowing fans which is what led me to Lian-Li so the UFO would need some visual (upgrades/downgrades) to make it a living room capable PC. Any suggestions and pictures will be greatly appreciated.

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Old September 3, 2008, 07:50 PM
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Too much stuff to think about with the mountain mods.

Lian-Li cases are MORE functional and less thinking.

I love mine.
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Old September 3, 2008, 07:57 PM
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I know I love Lian-Li for the simple functional style. But I want to be able to implement a serious 1200watt liquid cooling solution which can be done with the UFO and still have space for pie.
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Old September 3, 2008, 08:02 PM
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I know I love Lian-Li for the simple functional style. But I want to be able to implement a serious 1200watt liquid cooling solution which can be done with the UFO and still have space for pie.
Then get the UFO Ascension.
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Old September 3, 2008, 08:24 PM
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The Ascension is a little much for me infact the U2 is a little much for me but its still tempting....Arrrg the u2 is already twice the size of my current setup and the ascension is ridiculous..
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Old September 23, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Well for an update I have gone with the Lian Li V2010B it's funny but I ended up basically exactly were I started before I started this thread..there was a little while I had my eye on the Silverstone TJ07 but that passed.
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Old September 23, 2008, 02:51 PM
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If you're going to watercool, you'll never get a better case for hanging radiators on the inside. But for air, the MM cases are only second-rate - their large internal volume actually keeps the airflow from hitting the core components effectively.

This is photo of my own case, which is a UFO Horizon, with a Duality front panel substituted so I could mount two rads on the front. But these days, you can also get the horizontal bracket seperately, and add to any other MM case. The horizontal motherboard is seriously recommended - I'm not sure I'll ever go back to vertical again. The Ascension is overkill, IMO.
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As you can see, the main intake airflow goes straight at the motherboard, particularly the southbridge and back of the video card. Unfortunately, the MM front panels with a single row of fan holes will tend to blow OVER the motherboard, somewhat limiting the cooling it gets from the case flow. If you go MM, double-check that your hole-spacing matches up with whatever rads you use.
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