My own five-case roundup discussion $40-$200. Add your own?

By Trillionsin
Jul 21, 2011
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  1. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,699   +585

  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61


    That is a classy looking chassis. It also looks like a great blank canvas for a spot of modding.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    The same people who are currently whispering in your ear......:rolleyes:
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    Aha!! you minx! ...my crimson poncho keeps them at bay.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Don't worry, they'll be back when the red paint flakes off the tinfoil! Try not to be sad, I'll keep you company in the mean time......;)
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,846   +61

    Awwwww....:wave:
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    IMO the SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W is better than the raven series and just plain looks better to but that is just MO it cost more but i think its worth it.
  10. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    nice case, it is quite a bit more expensive for me at the moment.
  11. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

  12. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I'd have gone with that myself if it had existed when I picked up my 600D.
    Although been quite happy with the cable routing and just great build quality, tool-less drive rails etc. etc.
    Running two identical cards in "Crossfire" now rather than the default ATI style lower one in the pic.

    [​IMG]
  13. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    Thanks for posting! I really like to see other people's setups.

    I see you removed the HDD case for the video cards. That wasnt completely necessary was it?
     
  14. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Nope, fitted in without any problem. Just didn't have anything to put in the secondary cage, so thought I'd remove it for ease of putting cables through behind the motherboard. Now have the H50 pump connected to the header beside the reservoir and the reservoir fans go out beside the top fan to a splitter and connect to the CPU fan header.
  15. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

  16. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    For anyone who is interested... Newegg is offering a coupon code for the Corsair Obsidian 650D which gets it around $169.99 (USD) before rebate.

    Sorry mods, hope this isnt against any rules.

    EDIT: And apparently no S&H charge, so I'm not waiting any longer. I have purchased this case. Thanks guys, anyone want some custom pics on it? I'll upload on request...
  17. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Will be interested to see it installed nicely. Such a nice case. Reminds me of the old Lian-Li aluminium cases but with modern cable management, tool-less gadgets etc.
  18. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    Sure. I'll get a pic of the completed setup with some nice cable management for you.
  19. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,061   +68

    This is well beyond the $200 price point you set, but my next case is gonna be a black CaseLabs TH10 with a pedestal mount.
  20. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    That thing looks humongous!
  21. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,061   +68

    It is :D

    I've been looking at it for a while now, but it's so expensive I'm gonna have to sell my Cosmos S before I can consider it.
  22. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    You could always sell your desk and use that as a replacement!
  23. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,061   +68

    You know that's not a bad idea:rolleyes:
  24. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Booster Topic Starter Posts: 996   +36

    Your Cosmo S looks pretty decent, tad expensive. $200 on newegg.com. I bought a Thermaltake case, kinda reminds me of yours. Somewhat disappointed with my decision now... but it was my first PC build on my own. It works great... but the large fan on the side just quit working. Oh well, guess it's good I went with water cooling.
  25. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,061   +68

    The large fan on the side gave me problems too, but it wasn't a matter of the fan not working; my cpu heatsink was just too tall for the side fan to clear it. I ended up removing the side fan, which incidentally made cleanup a lot simpler as well (a 200mm fan pulls in a TON of dust).

    My computer is currently in a Danger Den Torture Rack test bench while I clean up the Cosmos and prep it for sale. Even though it is in perfect condition, I'll probably only ask $165 or $170 for the Cosmos S to sell it faster.

    As far as liquid cooling goes, I have everything but 2x Aqua Computer aquagraFX GTX460 blocks (though I might switch to the 580), and the 18 Bitspower Shining Silver compression fittings I need.

    Currently I have
    1x HWLabs Black Ice SR-1 360
    1x HWLabs Black Ice SR-1 240
    2x D5 pumps (Bitspower mod tops to come in the future)
    1x Aqua Computer Kryos XT cpu block
    2x Bitspower 150 water tank z
    10x 120mm Xigmatek XLF-F1255 white LED fans
    A buttload of MDPC-X vanilla sands and grand bleu sleeving


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