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Old 02-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Very soon I am going to start purchasing components for a new gaming rig for myself. It's going to be an amd x2 5400 with a single bfg water cooled 8800 gtx, 2gigs of ram, a raptor 150, and a full water cooling set up. Eventually I want to go to 8800 gtx's in sli. I am stuck though on which case to get. I'm between the stacker 830 aluminum case or a u2 ufo case from mountain mods. Links are followed.

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mountain view ufo case

I like the ufo case just because there is alot of room to work with and mounting everthing woudln't be an issue.

I plan on using a three fan system with 7/16 tubing. Any comments appreciated. I plan on keeping the case for years and years with upgrading/building different systems in it.

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its a good thing you haven't bought it yet? Whats you total budget. Because, with the money you have to spend you should really go Intel Core 2 due, E6400, better performence and they overclock very very well.

As for the cases, You could go with either, they are both big enough for water cooling. The only thing you need to decide on is which looks better to you?

But first things first, whats your total budget.

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyway, I am getting an iCute s901 4GA SS
it's got a mesh front, like the stacker, and a large window, and has lots of space. more than enough for internal watercooling.
it's also considerably lighter than the stacker, and less expensive.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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IMO, CM stacker = simply too heavy
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I would go with the Cool Master one.
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DITTO, i bought this case a month ago, it was the first time i put my pc into a new case and i did it all without any issues, and the cooling is superb(although your going water cooling anyway)

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