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    Ok, I am getting a little money from mt income taxes and am going to be liquid cooling my system. Obviously the 1200 is bigger but will the nine hundred still be good? The nine hundred I can get local which is always a plus to me when I can feel something before I buy it but if the twelve hundred is that much better I will order it. Thanks.

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    Deton has played with a 1200 I think, Me, I wouldn't even try to fit watercooling in a 900....I'm sure it's possible but it's got to be tight
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    No, it wasn't me. I think it was Skyguy.

    I'm assuming you want to do internal installation.
    Well, it's all depend how many rad that you are going to use. You can install a dual-rad in the front intake fans for both cases but you will lose the HDD bays, and you can install one dual rad at the rear for the 1200 but only a single in the 900.

    IMO, I think you should get the Cosmos S, water cool ready. It can takes a triple rad at top and if you want to add on another dual later on then you can install at the front intakes fans like the 1200, again you will lose the HDD bays. By the way, this case is about $50 more than the 1200 case though.

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    Antec 902 or Coolermaster Storm Sniper is better than the 900. However, the 1200 will give you more room. If you really want a great case for WCing look into a Silverstone Tj07, ABS/Tagan Black Pearl, or anything Lian Li.

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    I reviewed the 1200 for Nordic Hardware, it is a really nice case, with great air flow, and like Deton said, you can mount your radiator on top or in front, plus there's more room to work in, than the 900. You might also want to look at the Thermaltake Spedo Advanced Edition,you can find that review at http:www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=658

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    Phenom, I've played with a 900 and it's too cramped for watercooling. There are better options.

    Give a list of what is available for options in your area (or ordering if you really have to), and what is your budget. We'll be able to give you much better options. There are some GREAT watercooling cases out there that won't break the bank, so give a bit more info and I'm sure we can help out right.

    One thing to keep in mind: look at your case as an investment, you'll have it for awhile. Spending a bit extra money will be VERY much worth it in the long run.

    Mostly depends on your budget, you could order a case in, but if it's absolutely critical you get it locally, then give us a list of what's available.

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    haf 932!! better airflow and allows for very clean looking setups. screw the design, I use my cases, i don't look at them much.

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    i agree with intel4ever i have a haf932 and that case is almost a small house u can almost live in it , high quality low price.

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    For a midtower a HAF922 is about as good as it gets. Roomy, watercooling-friendly, great airflow, runs pretty darn quiet. Definitely a winner.

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