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    Hello all, i just found your site and man is it full of tips and tricks. Love the review section even thou its a little over my head in trying to find the right parts to do me justice.

    Im looking to speed around $2500 on this build and hope to come in lot less of course but will spend what it takes for the right setup the first time. I have not built a system since about 2002 so here we go guys give my your thoughs on this build and case or even links to other better builds. Im really open to suggestions.

    Im fixing to start a build this weeks and before i place my order im looking for the perfect case. Not sure but i found this thermaltake case http://thermaltakeusa.com/Retailers.aspx?ID=1480&C=1309
    Any input about it.

    Planning:
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    Hello Pherring and welcome.How much are you willing to spend for a case?The case above is a great case are you planning to water cool your system?You can also take a look at the Corsair Obsidian 800D is one of my favorite cases but not exactly a cheap one either.I also see that you are up for x2 raptors 300gb.WD is planning to release a 600gb raptor at the initial price of the 300gb so you might wanna consider that.
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    Thanks for the input here, I think i will take your advice on the WD raptors. I wanted to do the OS on a SSD but for the price they are vs the size im a little worried it will run out of space in no time at all. So ill use my old drives for now and then get the a set of 600gig raptor when they release them. Also i checked out that case you suggested. Still up in the air over that part. That to me is the hardest part on a build is the home for the componets.

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    The only thing i can say about the case is to have a good airflow,cable management and enough space for your hardware and for a potential future water cooling setup.Both Thermaltake Armor and Corsair has all these so its up to which you like the most.At the price of the Thermaltake there are a lot of good cases out there tag 2-3 that you like the most and maybe visit a store and take a closer look dont order online if you aren't sure

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    If you're planning to do water cooling, take my advice STAY away from that case. Because when you get involve with WC, you inventutally want to do upgrading to your WC system then you will run into the problem.

    Second, don't waste your hard earned money on TT liquid cooling system.

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    Ok, so your advice stopped with "You will run into the problem". What is the problem? Also i can understand not buying a stock WC system. Is it the case in general or the WC coming with the case. Cause after wheelsdeals advice i found a TT Armor+ cause on newegg that i was going to buy, Lots cheaper, WC upgradable and does not come with any of the WC componets.

    Whats your first choose for a case to WC?

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    I really dont know any issues about the Thermaltake Armor cases,i have seen the case closely in a store and thought it was a great case but if Deton says there are problems building a water cooling in there you should trust him.He is definately the water cooling expert.

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    Well the problem is that case is getting a bit long in the tooth for water cooling. Thermaltake kits are not known for their longevity and quality. There are better kits from specialized water cooling manufacturers that will do a much better job and last longer. Which then means that case is not needed, and there are plenty of cases on the market that offer better water cooling space.

    Normally we all suggest if you're going to go to water cooling, then buy a decent kit, and save your money instead of buying a low-end kit. The cost isn't terribly much more but the performance and quality is.

    One other thing to keep in mind, however, is that a top air cooler will do a very good job and run quiet, allowing you to save money for other components instead, perhaps an SSD for example.

    I've tested several air coolers that can rival basic WC kits and do an excellent job. If you want to really push an overclock then you will need water cooling, but for gaming and regular use, your money might be better invested in a good air cooler.

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    well I have armor case ( just plain one not +) and i managed to fit in custom WC. So it is doable but judge yourself. Here are couple of pics:











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    Excellent case but not a full tower IF he needs the extra space. If you want a full tower that's suitable for water cooling that won't cost a fortune, I'd suggest the Cooler Master HAF 932 or Cooler Master Sniper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pherring View Post
    Ok, so your advice stopped with "You will run into the problem". What is the problem? Also i can understand not buying a stock WC system. Is it the case in general or the WC coming with the case. Cause after wheelsdeals advice i found a TT Armor+ cause on newegg that i was going to buy, Lots cheaper, WC upgradable and does not come with any of the WC componets.

    Whats your first choose for a case to WC?

    Thanks.
    Like Skyguy memtioned, TT watercooling is not better than any high end air cooler, IMO. I'm sure CoolIt Domino or Corsair H50 will beat TT.

    The problem I meant is that you will discover the WC kit won't cut it to cool overclocked core i7. This processor is heat demon. Then you want to upgrade your WC system, you will want more rad or get bigger rad.

    Since the case designed for TT's particular stock WC setup so it might not suitable for after market kits. Sure it can be done with a little creative with Dremel you can install a WC system to any case but not any body can be handy with power tools.

    Why no body provide him this thread?
    user friendly cases for WC
    Recommended Cases for Watercooling

    So summary my thought, it's not worth to get TT's WC. Watercooling system last you for years if you get it right at first buy then you don't have to upgrade it a long time. Same for the case as well.

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