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Expert advise needed for pc case

I want this case so bad but I am worried I might have problems fitting my components in to it.
Also, does this support liquid cooling or do I have to settle for air cooling?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108456

my second choice is this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139006

and my components are;


PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($373.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($715.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Inwin 904 ATX Mid Tower Case ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($85.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Wireless Laser Mouse ($71.99 @ Amazon)
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  1. Its overly expensive and a bit on the small side: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26189
    There are hundreds of cases you can choose from: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25_547&vk_sort=4

    What's the total bill in your picklist? To me it looks like a wishlist rather than a budgetted for PC. A perfromance PC should have the money spent on what matters. Have a look at Tom's $1600 and $2400 PC's. Every component should be put under a microscope by looking at reviews and forums. eg do you really need 32GB RAM? Maybe if you are video editing. But then you should go for LGA2011 mobo and 6 core CPU. And a HDD which you should have anyway.

    So what are the uses you have in mind for your PC and what is your real budget?
  2. Honestly everything in that list is bought except the liquid cooling, tower case and memory ram.
    I will do 3d gaming on ultra settings.
    At this point, I dont want to hear how I did not need some of the components and could have saved so much money if I bought this or that instead.
    I just want an advise on a good solid case.
    Corsair obsidian 650D would probably be the ideal one for me but I want to hear some thoughts from the experts here
  3. Best answer
    The Inwin case does not support a 240mm HDD radiator, so if you really do want that case then you can't do any liquid cooling.
    However, you can't really fit a good heatsink in that case either. It only supports heatsinks up to 145mm, but even the Hyper 212 EVO is 159mm. You'll probably have to get one of those low-profile heatsinks that do not perform as well. You'll probably want to go for the 650D as it's a great case and can fit all of your components.

    Also, I know you don't really want any advise on the other components, but I just have to say that since you haven't bought the RAM yet, I would advise against Corsair Platinum. They don't really offer much over other RAM and are a lot more expensive. You can shave off ~$150 by just going with a different brand / series of RAM. Some of your chosen parts are questionable, and it would be great if you're willing to return them to get a same performing or better performing part for a cheaper price. But it's your money and your choice, so if you are comfortable with what you bought then we can't really do anything about it.
  4. realchaos said:
    The Inwin case does not support a 240mm HDD radiator, so if you really do want that case then you can't do any liquid cooling.
    However, you can't really fit a good heatsink in that case either. It only supports heatsinks up to 145mm, but even the Hyper 212 EVO is 159mm. You'll probably have to get one of those low-profile heatsinks that do not perform as well. You'll probably want to go for the 650D as it's a great case and can fit all of your components.

    Also, I know you don't really want any advise on the other components, but I just have to say that since you haven't bought the RAM yet, I would advise against Corsair Platinum. They don't really offer much over other RAM and are a lot more expensive. You can shave off ~$150 by just going with a different brand / series of RAM. Some of your chosen parts are questionable, and it would be great if you're willing to return them to get a same performing or better performing part for a cheaper price. But it's your money and your choice, so if you are comfortable with what you bought then we can't really do anything about it.


    I might take your advise on the ram. Thank you
  5. How would I get the side to be all glass like this?
    it looks fantastic. But the stock photos only show a small window.
    Is this an extra part I would have to order to customize the case?
    http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff409/mgerman2/2011-07-29224347.jpg
  6. You would have to mod the case by cutting out the side panel and putting in your own window. If you want, you can wait for the Corsair 760T which has a full size window: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=corsair+760t&N=-1&isNodeId=1
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