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April 5, 2014 3:05:28 PM

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=N82E168...

my second choice is this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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)
April 5, 2014 3:24:56 PM

Its overly expensive and a bit on the small side: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
There are hundreds of cases you can choose from: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa...

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?
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April 5, 2014 3:29:34 PM

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
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April 5, 2014 3:44:17 PM

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.
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April 5, 2014 4:16:56 PM

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
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