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July 8, 2013 12:58:33 PM

I'm a newbuilder and I don´t know what case should i get to fit all my build.
It has:
-Intel Core i7-4770k
-Asus Maximus VI Gene motherboard
-Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8GB (16 GB)
- SSD and HDD
-Nvidia GTX 780 SLI
-And a Corsair ATX 850W PSU

I plan getting extra fans for air cooling and maybe some LED lights.

I don´t know which case should fit my build+extras. I was interested on the Corsair 800D or the 600T. Cases with transparent panels would be great (as I plan adding LEDs)

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July 8, 2013 1:38:13 PM

I would get the 800d because its a massive case and has an insane amount of room for expansion. Another option could be the antec 1200, because it has many places for fans, and I love the steel mesh at the front.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I dont like the 600t because of its rounded edges, it just looks like something a kid would have.
July 8, 2013 1:38:51 PM

Both cases will fit everything in them personally i like the 600T(looks nice) and the drive bays can be removed very easy for more room I personally dont like a huge case , and you should also consider what cpu cooler your going to put in it as well.
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July 8, 2013 1:42:51 PM

madrude said:
Both cases will fit everything in them personally i like the 600T(looks nice) and you should also consider what cpu cooler your going to put in it as well


Youre right I forgot to mention that, if you need more width then go with the 600t, it is 10 inches vs the 800Ds 9 inches. It will allow you more room for massive heat sinks like the nh-d14, but to be honest, both will have more than enough room so get whatever's cheaper or looks nicer to you
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July 8, 2013 1:45:27 PM

The Gene version is a Micro ATX (mATX) form factor. One would only buy an mATX motherboard like that if you intended to use an mATX Mid Tower or mATX Mini Tower (which is certainly a reasonable thing to do). If you intend to use a Full Tower FF Case like the 800D, you would be wiser to get the HERO version.

Also, the 800D is a very slick tower, but it doesn't have a side-intake for the sli config. It may not need it, but I know that is something that I would want, since those GPUs will be fighting for air.

There are several cases that have side intakes, but few also have windows. If I were doing what you're trying to do, I'd go for an mATX Mini Tower with a side intake and no window.

The CoolerMaster Haf X is a full tower with a window and a side intake, so that is what I think best meets your criteria. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The NZXT Vulcan is a much smaller tower with a mesh window and a 200mm side fan that may also be a good option.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 8, 2013 1:49:59 PM

lolzorz said:
I would get the 800d because its a massive case and has an insane amount of room for expansion. Another option could be the antec 1200, because it has many places for fans, and I love the steel mesh at the front.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I dont like the 600t because of its rounded edges, it just looks like something a kid would have.


madrude said:
Both cases will fit everything in them personally i like the 600T(looks nice) and the drive bays can be removed very easy for more room I personally dont like a huge case , and you should also consider what cpu cooler your going to put in it as well.


lolzorz said:
madrude said:
Both cases will fit everything in them personally i like the 600T(looks nice) and you should also consider what cpu cooler your going to put in it as well


Youre right I forgot to mention that, if you need more width then go with the 600t, it is 10 inches vs the 800Ds 9 inches. It will allow you more room for massive heat sinks like the nh-d14, but to be honest, both will have more than enough room so get whatever's cheaper or looks nicer to you


I don´t really need a cpu cooler other than the stock one (i´m not overclocking)
July 8, 2013 1:55:52 PM

Chema Mendiola said:

I don´t really need a cpu cooler other than the stock one (i´m not overclocking)


Well I would get the 800d anyways because a case can last you a very long time, and who knows maybe you will OC in the future, both you're cpu, and mobo is able to take overclocking. Maybe get a smaller case because an mATX board will look silly in such a large case.

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July 8, 2013 2:50:38 PM
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I agree with lolzorz, your better off getting a "ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO" for around the same price and as far as overclocking goes its better to future proof your system who knows in the future you might want to overclock and it would be less hassle if you were already set up for it
back to the case subject tho I cant see spending the extra $ on the 800D unless you really like the design and have the extra $ to blow.. I also like the 600T because it has the front panel USB 3.0/USB 2.0, Headphone/ Mic, and a four-channel fan controller. Either one is a great choice tho. to me the 600T seems like a better deal.
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