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Cases What case to easily w/c in? Comparable to the Fractal R3

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rowin4kicks, 15 Mar 2013.

  1. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    Hi guys

    I'm looking to move back to w/c soon to get some sweet o/c on my i7 930 again. The problem I am having is squeezing enough cooling power into a Fractal R3 without having to modify too much or make a custom bracket or two for it not to look just wrong!
    My actual w/c gear has been sat on my desk since October but I just haven't had the time or inclination to mod the case to fit it all in properly.
    So this leads me to a question, what case will be comparable in both looks (I like my cases plain and clean), size and price wise that will allow me to w/c without too much hassle or removal of parts?


    My current specs are:
    i7 930
    Asus Sabertooth x58
    Antec True Power 650w
    12gb Corsair LP
    Evga GTX 580
    2Tb Sammy
    128Gb M4


    The w/c gear is:
    2 x 240mm Radiators
    Phobya Balancer 150 Res
    Aquacomputer CPU Block
    Evga 580 Block
    Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 LT with w/c block
    Sythe Humiro HDD Cooler/Silencer
    EK Fittings
     
  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Why not a Define XL?
     
  3. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    You make a very good point, I had completly overlooked the other Fractal cases, do you know if they are 120mm or 140mm fans upfront/ontop?
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    If memory serves correct, they're 140s, but with mounting points for 120s :thumb:
     
  5. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    Just looking off a few reviewers websites it seems to be the case they can all mount both 120mm and 140mm, which will be great if I decide to stump up for some 140mm radiators in the future.

    Any other cases that you would recommend apart from the XL?
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I know a few folk on here are keen on the Nanoxia Deep Silence cases too - but I've not tried it. I've got an R4!
     
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    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    Hmm not quite what I'm looking for with the Nanoxia.

    Ordered the Fractal XL through scan, will see what it looks like on arrival with the space requirements and the sometimes shoddy Fractal quality control and decide whether or not to DSR.
     

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