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    New build Looking for Case for it

    I have decided to make a new build, since I have had a hard time deciding between the i7 3770k and the 3930k i decided to go with the 3930k and since I had to get another motherboard for the 2011 compatibility I decided to do a new build. Now the problem is I can't decide on a case, that will fit the parts right with the H100 water cooler without issues any help?

    Here is my build.

    ASUS Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC

    Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA

    LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner

    Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

    CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
    Last edited by Seiz; 2012-11-30 at 04:40 AM.

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    Check out some cases on Newegg, you can always find a deal. What kind of case do you like? Corsair 200R is on sale right now and so is the 500R. The former might not have a good place to put the cooler, but I know the 500R does have a place on top. Check out Newegg and I'm sure you'll find a good deal on a case.

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    Hmm...dare I ask what you'll be using such monstrous CPU power for? Also where's your GPU? Better be at least a GTX680/HD7970 Ghz/GTX690 :P
    Also I would recommend a 256GB SSD, will give you far more room for applications/games compared to a 128GB.

    But enough of that, back to topic...pretty much any decent case that can accommodate 2x120mm fans on top can fit an H100i. Since you're already spending an insane amount of cash on your build, I'm not even going to bother with the low/midrange cases and skip right to the top ones:

    NZXT Switch 810 - $169.99
    Corsair 650D - $189.99 ($179.99 w/ rebate)
    CoolerMaster HAF X - $199.99
    Corsair 800D - $275.99 ($249.99 w/ rebate)
    CoolerMaster Cosmos II - $349.99

    Switch 810 and HAF X come in other colors. There are other cases as well but the above are my favorite. Yes they'll all easily fit H100i.
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2012-11-30 at 02:01 PM.

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    Advice taken and it actually brought my total price down a 100 dollars even with going up to a 256gb ssd Crucial M4 series.

    And as for GPU, I have a SC GTX 570 right now, and when the next generation comes out next year I plan on getting a GTX 780...if thats what they are called then I done a little editing on my items and this is the final result.

    CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular


    Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA


    Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III


    SAMSUNG 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


    ASUS Rampage IV Gene LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


    Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011


    Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Cooler


    LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner


    Windows 8 64 bit

    Last edited by Seiz; 2012-12-01 at 02:29 AM.

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    Why would you swap H100i with a D14?

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    I went back with the h100i.

    And also swapped the case for a Switch 810..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146088

    My question is i am thinking of taking the fans 4 140mm out, and putting in 4 Blue LEd 140mm fans in the tower Just curious your thoughts on how that would look?

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    Well it would look fine but I don't know about performance considering most LED fans aren't exactly top performers.

    I would recommend going with cathodes or LED kits instead of LED fans, that way you have full control over how bright you want your LED's...also have the option to switch them off.

    edit: These seem good:
    Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition
    NZXT Hue RGB Controller
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2012-12-01 at 06:26 AM.

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