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Old 07-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Need midtower case that can fit two 240mm radiators.

I have two very good PC systems and some good video cards to choose from.

The problem I have run into is one PC case is a micro/mini case and it's too small or too low airflow for the system I have in it, and the other case is so big it takes up half of my desk.

I am thinking of going back to a watercooled PC system for my i7 4770 and my R9280X cards.

My Antec elevenhundred case is enormous and I have dismantled the vishera system in it in favor of a smaller footprint system. Being prone to overkill I put an i7 and an R9 in a Silverstone Sugo10. The computer is great but it is very prone to overheating if I don't load the fan software in windows.

I am looking for opinions for a MID tower case that will fit what I use generally speaking:

1. Mid tower! Full towers are too big for my work/game space.
2. Two mounting locations for 240mm radiators (GPU and CPU).
3. Enough space for a pump and small res, or dual pumps/loops if necessary
4. No goofy addons or odd plastic shapes to the exterior.

What have you worked with? What do you use? What can you show me I'm interested.

I will probably go with a Micro ATX board for my i7, mini itx is a pain in the butt for heat buildup and I don't want to go that route again.

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Old 07-22-2014, 08:22 PM   #2
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Corsair 540 Air?
I like the Fractal Arc Midi (not Mini) and it can do two 120.2 no prob.

I can search NewEgg when I get a chance. A hint at what you're thinking (~pic) would help perhaps?
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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My wife has a phenomII system built into the original fractal arc midi. It has a really strange mix of half 140mm and half 120mm fan slots.

I need more air space mainly because the system marked Maximus in my sig doesn't have enough airflow in it's current case configuration.

What I want to do is two water loops one for CPU one for GPU with pump or pumps and res at the bottom. A mid tower with either a MiniITX or mATX board will give me the space for that.

My current mini ITX board crashes due to high system temps when gaming in eyefinity, this is generally caused by the heat buildup from the Asus direct copper dual fan cooler which just circulates air inside the case, and the fact that there is little to no airflow around the card to escape the case.

I was thinking a 240mm Rad on top and a 240mm rad as an intake with a side fan blowing straight down on the motherboard/memory. I have built this type of system before but back in the 80mm Rad days.

In January I replaced my enormous Antec Elevenhundred (AMD system) case with a Silverstone Sugo10 a little less than half the size. I just put too much hot stuff inside it.

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As an afterthought I am toying with the idea of crossfiring my two R9280x cards in a case and nothing I have would support that.

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The Antec1100 case would support it if I stay air cooled, so would the 8320/sabertooth combo I have but I am really getting into this Intel cpu and want to stay that route.

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...140723154052:s

top rad needs to be a thinner one, thinking 29mm depending on the board
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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Corsair cases should be able to do it. I have a 500R that can fit two 240mm rads (front mount, top mount).
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:33 PM   #6
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If you have a decent size budget you can not go wrong with Caselabs. Hands down IMO the best cases on the market. Made in America, endless options, great customer service and build quality second to none. Look at the mercury line sm3 or sm5 might be right up your ally. Check out the pedestals to.

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Old 07-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #7
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A thin radiator on the i7 shouldn't be a problem. I ask here because I get really close minded and seeing other people's opinions on the subject opens my mind up further. I kind of get stuck on Antec/Asus because I used them a lot.
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