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Old 06-30-2007, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current case is a bit crowded with my watercooling system, so I want one that's a bit more roomier, or one that is very well organised.

It needs to be able to fit:
2 x 120mm radiators
Swiftech MCP655 pump
Swiftech clear reservoir

3 x hard drives (I might get even more in future though)
1 x 5.25" DVD burner

Hiper Type-R 580W PSU

8800 GTS, 2x PCI cards

One of my radiators is currently using 3 x 5.25" bays (my current case has mesh bay covers)

The biggest problem I've been having is finding one that can fit both of the radiators.

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I would like the case to be lightweight, too. I plan on being able to take it to LAN's.
Though I do realise my watercooling system adds significant weight.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One case I have me eye on is this:
Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.

If I get one of these:
Scythe Kama Bay 5.25' System Cooler Silver

it should fit both my radiators quite nicely, plus it has room for plenty of hard drives

The problem is, it's not available. At least not right now.
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I emailed Lian-Li to see if I could find out when the A70 case comes out, but I haven't got an answer yet.


What other cases could I have a look at?
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I would look into a case of your favorite beer. Even better, open a case of your favorite beer and have a couple.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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lol n1 i agree

this is my case its pretty good just got it


Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SIRIUS ATX-701WB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would look into a case of your favorite beer. Even better, open a case of your favorite beer and have a couple.
I might just do that. MMMMMM..... Boag's Draught.....

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Looks descent, though it'd be hard to find a place for my second radiator.

There is only one place in Australia that sells it:
Raidmax Sirius Case
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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oh umm i dunno my mind is at a blank umm never looked at places that sell cases to australia umm there is also this case my friend is buying it i dont know just how big it is yet ......they say in the specs it is bigger in dimensions than the sirius that i bought

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Bach VX VF4000BWS Black/ Silver 0.8mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

btw are you looking into showing it off and whats your price range for over there( i am usa) do they have same currency or ???
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Newegg.com - XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
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that case has more space i think but is also more expensive
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I like the suggestions, but it needs to clearly fit two 120mm radiators. It's been kinda hard to find a case that can.

Anyway, I will usually use these sites to get things:
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