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Clean looking case suitable for watercooling

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by melon, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. melon

    melon Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Just wanted to see if there are more cases which look clean and have that simple/elegant look which are suitable for two 360 rads.

    I have been looking at;

    Fractal Design R6 - White tempered glass

    or

    NZXT H700 - White Tempered glass

    Your opinions on those two? or any other cases with the same look.

    Cheers!
     
  2. pepepe

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    Does the case have to have the white option?
     
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    nah, i do like white though. both those cases have black and gun metal.
     
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    If white that's basically it, those 2 options. h700 will be a cooler temp box. But it has the black strip on the non window side. Check pics for that and see if you like it or not.
     
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    melon

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    any black/grey cases?
     
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    Phanteks evolve x. but that might be not simple/elegant for you.
     
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    yeah, it looks okay just not a fan of the front.

    There really isnt much else hey??
     
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    Oh actually, perhaps the "be quiet" cases. They look pretty nice, and come in white.

    They are hot apparently though. And I think only one seller in Oz.
     
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    quite like the 570x from corsair but the side where you cable manage is too open.

    All other cases are usually all crazy looking with rbg everywhere haha
     
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    lian li 011 dynamic could come up ok.
    All depends on the builder though. Whole lot of glass....

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic. There is no other choice if water cooling is the goal.
     
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    I almost ordered one myself last night, then I remembered my video card is too wide with a waterblock on and I dislike vertical mounting. :p

    Shame, it's such a nice case and there is some fancy reservoirs being made for it that make hardline runs so simple.

    Edit: Hmm, just read it might just fit the wider cards + waterblock once you remove the stupid plastic cover that goes over the fittings on the ek cards.... so much temptation.
     
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    I had an R6, great case, but I think it will be hard (or you will have to employ some very creative fitting) to plumb two 360 rads into it.

    sure it can house two rads no problem, the issue is the clearance for the actual fittings on the ends.

    I think if you go with no more than 30mm thick rads then you should be fine.

    The front vertical rad would be VERY close to the top horizontal rad, fittings for that might have to be at the rear of the case.

    Only way to really know is if hopefully someone here has done it and can share this info with you.
     
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    +1 to the Lian-Li PC011, otherwise you always have the Phanteks Eclipse P400S which comes in white with 360 mounts in the front.
    I think it's very clean.
     
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    I was thinking to go thick rad at the front ~40mm and a slim rad on the top a ~27-30mm.

    Didn't think that the R6 wouldn't possibly fit both the setups. Quite like the R6 just wanted to see other options lol

    O11 has some sexy builds that people have done and heaps of WC options. I just don't like the front I/O, doesn't feel clean.

    The eclipse case actually looks good. However, don't think it would fit two rads?

    Just saw the entho pro case. thoughts? seems clean minimlist design
     
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    Define S2?
     
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    jayztwocents did a nice little r6 build with dual 360 rads.
    Would have to stick to two slim rads, but that means slower fans needed and a quieter system. :D

    jammed a slim 360 and a monsta 280 in my 450D, but i need more fans and mucho speed to pull anything through a rad that thick. lol
    It's doing virtually nothing with only 2 fans on it and leaving all the work to the slim 360. doh
     
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    You can't go wrong with any of the Enthoo series for cleanliness, although the Evolvs do have a slightly more edgy look.

    Most of the Pros/Primos will take a 420mm radiator and 2 240mm radiators, so you can technically fit more, but they are slightly older in that they have big ol ODD drive bays
     

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