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Sup everyone,

i need some help on cases that are best for WC. i know the 800d is the standard these days but i was wondering if any other case out there has 3x120mm top fans like the 800d. I have searched everywhere and still cant find much else aside from the 800d. any help is appreciated.
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Sup everyone,

i need some help on cases that are best for WC. i know the 800d is the standard these days but i was wondering if any other case out there has 3x120mm top fans like the 800d. I have searched everywhere and still cant find much else aside from the 800d. any help is appreciated.
The haf 932 can support 3 120's in the top. But about half of the 3rd one is routed through a vent and may restrict the air flow a little.
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The haf 932 can support 3 120's in the top. But about half of the 3rd one is routed through a vent and may restrict the air flow a little.
yea thats what I have now and it blocks almost all of the flow which is why i want to change it.
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Willing to mod or do you want something to work right out of the box?

The Fractal Arc case looks to have space for a 360 rad up top, though that won't be released for a few weeks yet...
    
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Willing to mod or do you want something to work right out of the box?

The Fractal Arc case looks to have space for a 360 rad up top, though that won't be released for a few weeks yet...
as of right now i need something out of the box... I have a newborn so time is very hard to come by...
post #6 of 12
HAF X can fit one in, TJ07, Case Labs cases, mountain mods cases, antec 1200 can fit one in the front. Those are the only cases that i can think of off the top of my mind. The HAF 922 can also fit a 360mm radiator on the top but one it only has 240mm of vented area.
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Mountain Mods, CaseLabs, Lian Li 343B, new XSPC cases, Little Devil, TJ07 etc will all handle water cooling with ease but will punish your wallet...

800d is the least expensive option for a "no mod" 360mm WC build that I would actually use, at least until the Fractal Arc comes out.
    
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Willing to mod or do you want something to work right out of the box?

The Fractal Arc case looks to have space for a 360 rad up top, though that won't be released for a few weeks yet...
Watch the Sweoverclocker's review on the Arc, there is no space for 3x 120mm.
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Watch the Sweoverclocker's review on the Arc, there is no space for 3x 120mm.
Mounting wise (rear fans offset with the front fan centered) or depth between the top and the mobo?

If the first, that doesn't seem like a really big deal, you would lose the "offset" feature for a 240mm rad, but I think you could still fit a 360 in there and lose the use of the 5.25 inch bays. If you need an optical drive, USB ones go for $25 on newegg on sale.

If the second, the below image shows what looks to be a very thick RX240 mounted up top. If a 360 rad is used it will likely have to be something thinner, like the RS360, in order to have clearance for tall ram heatsinks and the like since you would lose the offset mounting. Shouldn't be an issue if low height ram heatsinks are used.



Still, I think it can be done fairly easily with no modding. You just have to choose your parts well.
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Mounting wise (rear fans offset with the front fan centered) or depth between the top and the mobo?

If the first, that doesn't seem like a really big deal, you would lose the "offset" feature for a 240mm rad, but I think you could still fit a 360 in there and lose the use of the 5.25 inch bays. If you need an optical drive, USB ones go for $25 on newegg on sale.

If the second, the below image shows what looks to be a very thick RX240 mounted up top. If a 360 rad is used it will likely have to be something thinner, like the RS360, in order to have clearance for tall ram heatsinks and the like since you would lose the offset mounting. Shouldn't be an issue if low height ram heatsinks are used.



Still, I think it can be done fairly easily with no modding. You just have to choose your parts well.
Did you even watch the video??
skip to 5:20 for top fans^

You cannot even mount the rad cleanly since there aren't 3x 120mm fan holes!
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