Exactly, I regret so much to have include my CPU and Board chipset to my water loop, Water the GPU is great, no need to play with the setting of gpu fan, no fan noise too. All my new build will be GPU water cooled only. i personally rather putting water blocks on gpus and a good air cooler on the cpu usually if i have to choose .....
Another plus for the 700/ 800D:I went through this dilemma last fall. After having used the 800d for several months now, I would definitely go 800d for water, or HAFX for air.
Here's My comparison list.
+ looks good, but slightly boring IMO
+ Haven't seen anything beat it for cable management.
+ Good layout for watercooling.
- Mediocre airflow (again I'm watercooling anyway but still need some airflow)
+ Aluminum front panel rather than plastic
+ huge CPU rear access panel
= Styling is... perhaps a bit "busy" for my tastes but more than acceptable
+Great front panel with usb 3.0 and esata
- Stupid sliding cover for power button
+ side panels are "shaped" which makes them less prone to flexing/vibrating.
+ comes with wheels