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That's slightly over 12", so it's doable.
So will a 6970 Lightning fit?
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post #12 of 21
Fractal XL with upgraded fans and removed upper HDD cage. Quiet and should keep things cool, though in the end, a bit over budget.

R3 should do the trick as well.

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post #13 of 21
The HAF 932 and the CM 690 II are both amazing cases for large cards and cooling. My friends CM 690 II has an abundance of fans and cools his SLI 450's and i7 very well. Now if your my style I would go with the NZXT Phantom
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Since I already made this topic. What's a good case for a watercooling loop? Most likely just a CPU loop. Would the R3 or maybe the XL suffice? For that purpose I'm willing to extend my budget to 200USD.

Also, would a universal GPU cooling block be worth it vs. a full cover block? For both OCing and quietness. I'm mainly worried the VRMs won't be sufficiently cooled in the case of getting a GPU only universal block
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CM690II. can mount of the 3 rands. 2 2x120 rads, one in top other in bottom. last one is a single 120 rad on the back exhaust fan spot, has pre drilled holes for the water tubes. many people have had great results with this case when doing custom water loops.
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Since I already made this topic. What's a good case for a watercooling loop? Most likely just a CPU loop. Would the R3 or maybe the XL suffice? For that purpose I'm willing to extend my budget to 200USD.

Also, would a universal GPU cooling block be worth it vs. a full cover block? For both OCing and quietness. I'm mainly worried the VRMs won't be sufficiently cooled in the case of getting a GPU only universal block
The XL isn't a purpose built WC case, but can be modified fairly easily to accommodate a lot of radiators and cooling capacity.

As to the GPU block, I would suggest a full cover option. Since you need room for a 12 inch card, it's likely to be fairly high end and therefore power hungry. You will need to keep the VRM's cool along with everything else for stability, longevity, and maximum overclocks!
    
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post #17 of 21
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Well, I mainly planned on going with the 6970, in which case it won't be 12" if I WC it. I was looking at the MSI 6970 Lightning like I mentioned, which is 12". Besides an OC, I see WCing a way to save space and X-fire. With a Sound card and dual slot video cards I just don't have that option but I think I might with WCing. In any case I guess I'll have to consider full coverage too.
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When is the Xigmatek Elysium expected to hit the market?
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post #19 of 21
I vote for the Phantom if you can get it on sale it is even better. Plus it can fit massive video cards in it.
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I vote for the Phantom if you can get it on sale it is even better. Plus it can fit massive video cards in it.
Good case, great price. It's just that the OP wants a quiet case, and there are other options that work better to that end.
    
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