Decent cases for WCing?

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  1. Jaded5542

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    Im looking at installing WCing, the current case i have will be used for anothing PC, thus im in the market for a new PC.
    Now, whats a decent case for WCing? i know some come with holes in the back for the rad, are there ones that have a section to put the pump so its out of the way?

    Those pre-built ones have the pump up the top hidden, and i sorta like that, but ive heard bad things about pre-made cases...
     
  2. zeropluszero

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    holes drilled in cases are usually in the worst possible place. two above the rear exhaust are the best places.

    you know you want all internal, and the better cases for this are the....
    TJ07 (everyone's favourite)
    cosmos s (i got one, so it goes on the list)
    haf 932
    atcs 840
    larger lian li's
     
  3. Smoke87

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    You want something as deep as possible.
     
  4. Frag

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    Whats your budget?

    What rad will you run, a 2x120 a 3x120 a 4x120?
    What will your loop consist of?

    What gfx card will you run?

    There are 20 odd cases that can make watercooling easy, some are $$ others not. Depends if you want everything inside or rad at rear / top?

    Give us some more info :) But usually i would say get the biggest case you can afford :)
     
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    cm cosmos s is by far the easiest as its been made to fit a triple 120mm rad :)

    if youre handy with a drill and dremel, any case is easy.
     
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    Jaded5542

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    ATM just the CPU to rad.

    Price doesnt matter really, its more the less tinkering the better as i dont have the tools, nor the space.
     
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    in that case (pardon the pun)

    http://www.mountainmods.com/
     
  9. zeropluszero

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    unless your rad is a thermo chill like mine
    cable ties i'm thinking.
     
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    I like the idea of one of these because it's probably easy to work with. What's postage like to Aus for one, any idea?
     
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    Mate if you want a good case for liquid and cash isnt a problem, go with the Coolermaster ATCS 840 as mentioned above.

    I have one and it is brutal. Can smuggle people into Australia with it.

    The top can be converted from the 2x230mm fans to accomodate a triple rad with 3x120mm fans (with the awesome bracket that comes with the case.

    There is room inside the case (if you are game) for a double rad behind the hdds.

    There is a single 120mm fan port at the back.

    One at the bottom as well, if you are game.

    6x5.25 bays.

    6x3.5 bays.

    Bucketloads of room...I am looking at putting in a triple loop system...just have to cleverly set the pumps so the loops dont cross each other too often..
     
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    Just bought a Lian Li PC-V2010 specifically for the purpose of mounting some rads in the bottom :D
    There's also PLENTY of room at the top of the case too, but I can't afford 2-3 rads or the need for them at the moment lol
     
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    Postage would be reasonable because they are shipped flat packed and you assemble it yourself.
     
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    there was someone trying to sell one here not long ago, i just cant remember who it was or which particular case
    EDIT: here it is

    http://www.undesignsbrackets.com/
    :thumbup::thumbup:

    thinking i'm going to be drilling out the bottom of my cosmos s to get the feser 2x120mm rad i just won. like in this pic

    [​IMG]

    get ur html on.
     
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    That's where I am mounting a 120x2 in mine.

    The HAF932 is cheaper and has most of the same features plus some the cosmos does not have.
     
  16. b@llz0r

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    Coolmiester is the cosmos master
     
  17. Heatpipe

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    A silverstone raven is quite good, you can fit a quad rad on the back and a fair amount of room inside
     
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    I liked the look of the raven, but the bables coming from the top was off putting.

    :p mind if i got a pick of yours?
     
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    yeah i'll grab a camera and post up some pics. Any specific area?
     
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    The thing putting me off the case is where the card slots sit, as in running the moniter cable to the GFX card, i wasnt able to find a pic of one with the cable in.
     

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