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Hi everyone!

 

I'm looking for a case that's around $300 NZD. It needs to be a large mid-tower to full tower size.

The parts that are going to be inside are:

Corsair AX650

1 3.5" HDD, 1 SSD and 1 ODD

ASUS GTX 560

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen3

2500K, stock cooled :( and stock clocks

8GB DDR3 1600MHz G.Skill RAM

 

Now I currently have a Bitfenix Shinobi, it's fairly small and I feel it lacks a little when it comes to cable management and cooling.

 

So things I am looking for in my case:

A big side window

Large mid tower (like a 600T) to full tower size

Good cooling

Good cable management - I'm pretty decent at cable management but it's helpful if the case has lots of space to route cables and things.

Watercooling support - nothing fancy or overly complex just so maybe in the future I could do a very basic CPU only loop (I've never watercooled before but I'm keen to have a go)

 

Currently I really like the Silverstone Raven 2 RV02B-EW (this case has so many revisions its hard to tell which one to get)! Here is the link: http://www.impc.co.nz/products/dv_hw1zp.ht...mp;ref=pricespy

I have also looked at the Antec Dark Fleet 85 and the Corsair 600T white which I really like also.

 

Any recommendations, guidance or help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks :)

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That Corsair looks nice, but I like the sideways style of the Silverstones.

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CM HAF-X is very roomy, and has plenty of hidey-holes for cable management.

 

Plus the fucker's on wheels!

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Corsair if you like steel cases over that alu crap.

 

I like my 800D and that 600T looks tops

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Raven2 is sexy, I nearly went for the 3 but decided on a Fractal Arc.

 

For a basic cpu loop you have up to 540 rad space on the bottom with a bit of modding. I think the easiest thing to do for cpu loop is just to put a 360 in place of the two 180 fans, leaving the hdd fan in place. The 360 rad will also allow you to put your gpu in the loop.

 

Tbh the Corsair cases look nice in the pics, but I wasn't very impressed when I built up my mates rig in a 650D, I think it's way overpriced.

 

The 600T may be nicer than the 650D irl though.

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EDIT: Oh NZ site. That's why I've never seen it before.

 

This is what I will be getting soon. Are there any better priced websites over there? This can be had for roughly the price of what you're willing to pay for that case. Not sure how hard you guys get reamed for hardware over there.

 

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=17941

Edited by bushi

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I have the 600t and its the best iv ever owned or built in.

 

cable managment is second to none , there is an absolute shitload of room inside, iv got 2x240 and 1x120 rads all mounted inside. thats 5x 120 rad space all internal !!

 

some places sell the 600t with a side window some dont, i didnt get one but they are only $35 au and about the same to post

 

It sounds like you have made your mind up already ,but here's a pic of mine anyways

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I still need to get a pair of new GPU's and drown them :)

 

all in all i havnt been able to complain about anything to do with this case ,to me it's just driping with quality.

 

 

cheers

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Is that a johnny walker tower!!!?

yup , its prolly twice as big now

 

going to glue them together ,put a nice piece of timber ontop and make a bar

 

Is that a johnny walker tower!!!?

didn't he say it took all those just to build his pc

 

:S

 

and racing sim :) Edited by st8smn

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Nice st8smn but my goodness that's a lot of rads for one CPU!!

 

He just needs to get off his ass and drown his GPUs :)

yes yes im lazy

i was going to wait for the next gen GPU's to arrive... then drown a few

 

but iv sort of lost interest since my best mate moved to WA.

we were both avid gamers \ pc builders ,no other mates are into this shit so i feel a bit lost ATM and im loosing interest pretty quick :(

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Hey guys just a little update

 

I managed to pick up a second hand Corsair 600T White with the window second hand for $160 NZD!!

It is in perfect condition no scratches or anything still has original warranty and everything. I'm bloody pleased with the case so far it feels really solid.

 

And st8 don't loose interest! Just water cool those GPU's rather than pondering on it just do it!

 

I had the same problem with motocross my good friend moved away who I used to ride with and I started to loose interest however I just forced my self to go riding and bought new gear and over a little bit of time I was straight back into it and riding again.

 

So now that I have got money left over I looking to get a new motocross chest protector - don't suppose any of you guys ride do you!? :)

 

Thanks for the help!

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Nice st8smn but my goodness that's a lot of rads for one CPU!!

 

He just needs to get off his ass and drown his GPUs :)

yes yes im lazy

i was going to wait for the next gen GPU's to arrive... then drown a few

 

but iv sort of lost interest since my best mate moved to WA.

we were both avid gamers \ pc builders ,no other mates are into this shit so i feel a bit lost ATM and im loosing interest pretty quick :(

 

That GTDane or whatever his name was?

 

Chin up bro.

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Yeah thats him nuke although we call him drain'o lol

 

OP- really glad your happy with the 600t mate and have fun building a beast

And dont forget to post some pics when ya done :)

 

Cheers guys

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A bit late, but I figure I'll chuck in my 2c.

I've got a SilverStone Fortress FT02, and it is a beautiful case. I absolutely love the 90-degree motherboard mounting. Having all my cables coming out the back in a neat bunch goes a long way to having the PC look neat externally. It has more room than I know what to do with as well.

Friend of mine has the Raven 2 Evolution (RV-02E) and it's pretty much the same case, albeit with slightly more aggressive styling, and more plastic on the outside. Highly recommend both of them.

 

 

The 600T looks pretty damn good too, was on my shortlist before I bought my FT02. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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Well I was going to take a picture of the build today but on the way up the stairs I dropped my camera and it broke...

FUCK.

Oh bugger. That sucks 8(

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