I've known and loved this case longer than my fiance, but it's time to let go. I got it for $30 in a local independent computer parts store (do they still have those anymore?) and over the years I've sanded and painted it to a mirror finish, added a side-window and acoustic mats, and spent many hours cutting holes and routing cables to fit my water cooling loop inside (1/2" tubing, Eheim pump, Swiftech GPU and CPU blocks, heater-core rad). This worked great and kept my last system (E5200 O/C to 3.3GHz, ATI 4670) cool with CPU temps around 35c under load.
I recently ordered parts for a new build: AMD 965 BE, Radeon 5850, 2TB Raid-0, Xonar DX, 4GB RAM, and re-using my 750w PSU, TV Tuner, and optical drives. I managed to fit everything inside, but my water cooling loop just can't handle the heat. Once I fire up a game my CPU temps slowly climb from 40c to 60c, even with the side panel removed.
So this is where I could use some help. I have another water-cooled PC with a CM Stacker 810 case using a Danger Den Black Ice Pro II radiator and adapter plate, and I loved how easy it was to fit everything inside. Can anyone recommend a full-tower ATX case that would have plenty of room to mount a 2 or 3-fan radiator with similar ease? I am not at all impressed with the flashy plastic CM plastered all over the new Stacker 832, so I'd be willing to pay around $200 for something I won't be embarrassed to display in my living room.
Is the Cooler Master Cosmos going to be my best bet if I liked the Stacker? For that price there are a ton of options from Thermaltake, Silverstone, and HEC, and I'd appreciate hearing from anyone that has tried a similar build in them with water cooling.