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I'm going to be cooling a R-290X and a 4670k and i'm wondering what case you guys think i should get.



I'm currently looking at the Phanteks enthoo primo and i'm wondering what other cases you guys think i should look at.



360mm and 240mm is the min i would do (But in this price range pretty much everything should hold that) Moar rads = Moar better



So recommend anything you think would be nice.

Here is the loop and setup i'm thinking of using.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($232.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($166.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($137.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Amd R-290X ($600.00)
Other: EK X3 Reservoir Replacement Top - White ($7.00)
Other: EK X3 Reservoir Multiport Replacement Top - White ($18.00)
Other: EK-MultiOption RES X3 150 - Liquid Cooling Reservoir ($50.00)
Other: Amd R-290X waterblock ($120.00)
Other: Pastel Raspberry Purple 1Ltr ($20.00)
Other: BitFenix Spectre Pro 120mm Fan - All White x9 ($108.00)
Other: EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Clean Nickel ($77.00)
Other: Swiftech MCP655 Variable Speed 12v Water Pump w/ G1/4 Thread Ports ($120.00)
Other: Sleeving supplies ($114.00)
Other: Bitspower SLI / Crossfire Multi-Link Adapter Pair - White ($156.00)
Other: 5M 12/10mm Ultra Clear Hard Tubing ($32.00)
Other: Phanteks Enthoo primo ($250.00)
Other: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Quad 120mm Radiator - 80mm Thick!! ($145.00)
Other: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Quad 120mm Radiator - 80mm Thick!! ($145.00)
Total: $3278.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 23:01 EDT-0400)

On another note how do you think i should setup my loop in the Phanteks if i do decide to get that case? The pump goes in the back.
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