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Case upgrade time? Must take a 3x120mm fan radiator

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by AussieAnth, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. AussieAnth

    AussieAnth Member

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    Hey All

    Time to upgrade my case and having trouble finding what I want. Pretty specific requirements so thought this was best in Watercooling area, rather than "what/where do I buy"....which some people will no doubt demand this is moved to. I need specific advice from those who know..

    Im upgrading from a nice big Thermaltake Kandalf LCS, and want to transplant the water cooling from it into the new case. Wanting something with better cable management etc.

    Case must have the following:

    1) must be BIG. Full tower.
    2) Must have great airflow. My 2x6950 X-fire setup generates heat.
    3) Must have a proper place to attach the 360mm (3x120mm fan) radiator. The Kandalf has a seperate pump & reservoir that sits down the bottom. Will gladly replace either or both with 5.25" bay pump/res setup to make it nice & neat.
    4) Big side window fan to blast the video cards with air OR something innovative that really pushes air to the cards.
    5) Must have great cable management
    6) MAX $300

    Corsair 800D Obsidian is perfect, but has no side panel fan.
    Have looked at Xigmatek Elysium
    Coolermaster HAF X - Can this take the radiator under the ceiling? Cant figure it out.
    NZXT Phanton (in white!) Can this take a radiator? Again, cant figure it out.
     
  2. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    all those cases are pretty small

    and why would you want to keep the tt lcs? :confused:

    yes the nzxt can take a rad only a double will bolt in
    but a triple would fit with a bit of modding

    i'd recommend a silverstone or LiLi
     
  3. Anomalous

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    I'd personally go with the Elysium. That is one beast of a case for $200.
     
  4. Creekin

    Creekin (Taking a Break)

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    +1
    i meant to say that b4 :D

    of the 3 its the one i'd choose

     
  5. Darkness Born

    Darkness Born Member

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    trust me, dont heap on a case, i upgraded mine 6 months after buying it... save the extra hundred or so and get one from EPIC- Dan has the power
     
  6. Crashish

    Crashish New Member

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    i got a haf x. yes it can take a rad in the top. i managed to fit 3 rads inside.. :lol: yet to take pics yet..

    2x 240s and a 360... good fun with a dremel with the front 1...

    screw wholes are under the 200mm fans on top, fits perfect. no modding
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2011
  7. leithals

    leithals Member

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    You know the only choice...

    I've got a HAF-X with a RX360 in the ceiling and 6 fans push pull. Actually I'm clearly biased but it does fit a big 360 RAD in the roof easily. The airflow is what the case is all about too...
     
  8. fang_laluna

    fang_laluna Member

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    +1 HAF X

    I've seen people fit 360 rad without modding.

    Airflow is good. Plus I like the look :upset:

    Not a big fan of plain looking case like lian-li/corsair/fractal
     

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