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Hey gents,

Okay so right now I've got a case, it's working just fine, but as I like to, I want to upgrade it as I've had it about 3 years now.

I have the following radiator:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/50...KBFi&mv_pc=259

The box I currently have is similar to this(not the exact one though)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103008

So, basically what I did was custom cut the side glass to hold the radiator. The water tubes to the radiator route through the chassis at the 5.25 inch bays, so I can easily open the side up with the computer on and not pinch the tubes, disrupt anything, etc. Took a nasty long time to do.

What I want to know is simple. Does anyone know of a computer case that has a housing for a similar radiator to mine? It would be ideal to get something that I wouldn't need to do any custom work on, I could just seat the radiator, run the lines, and go. If nothing else, does anyone know of a case that makes housing one of these easy? I prefer the radiator be on the outside, run the lines in directly along with the fan power lines.

Let me know, thanks gents!

-Philip.
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post #2 of 11
I know that the Corsair 800D holds a 360x120 radiator with no problem.
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CM690IIAD, Can mount 2 rads in it, One in the top, and one in the bottom I love this case!
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post #4 of 11
Corsair 800D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...39001&Tpk=800d


TJ07

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...63067&Tpk=tj07

Just a couple from the top of my head, you can mount the radiators inside and out if you want

quite popular cases

whats your budget anyway?
Edited by MorbEIn - 4/27/11 at 1:25pm
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post #5 of 11
Not sure about this one but check this case out. Some input will be needed. I am not totally sure it will fit. There is a lot of room at the top on this case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
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post #6 of 11
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For reference, here's what my PC currently looks like. Please excuse the excess of dust lol.
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post #7 of 11
800D, 700D, HAF 932, HAF X are the four the come straight to my mind. I know there are other ones out there but they aren't right on the tip of my tongue right now.
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post #8 of 11
There are a large range of great full towers than can house a 360 radiator and since yours is only 25mm wide you wont have any issues with it. There is the typical favorite the Corsair 800D, 700D and I believe the 650 and 600T can house a 360 radiator. Any full tower case that has 3 120mm fans in a row on the top or front panel should be able to support your radiator.
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post #9 of 11
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Hot mama that was a buncha quick responses!

Thanks very much for the input guys! I was looking at several of those, looks like I have a decision to make .

If anyone has any other ideas, more is always appreciated!
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post #10 of 11
700d can mount a 480 rad. the case needs cut to exhale the hot air or bring it in. i7@4ghz and 580 @ 900core. 4th fan on 480 rad not hooked up.

This is haf 932 u can get it in back inside too now . i7 @ 4.2 ghz and 2 480s sli@850 cores.
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