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Best aluminum case for water cooling

post #1 of 34
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Hi guys,

I am searching the case for my next water cooling rig. The requirements:

1. The lower weight and lower dimension, the better; (Aluminum case?)
2. Can support RX360 and RX240 internal with little mod;
3. Side window is a must;

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 34
I see tons of recommendations for the Corsair 800D, it meets all the requirements
    
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post #3 of 34
Lower weight? That's kind of hard
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post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by qUAan View Post
Lower weight? That's kind of hard
I know, that is the reason I want to ask for someone at OCN.
post #5 of 34
Low weight ---------------- supports a 360 and 240 with little modding

Pick one.
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What form factor do you need? (Assuming ATX since there will be 2 rads)
    
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post #7 of 34
Silverstone TJ07

Makes an awesome watercooling case

EG: One, Two & Three
post #8 of 34
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What form factor do you need? (Assuming ATX since there will be 2 rads)
ATX will be enough.
post #9 of 34
Lian Li A70F/A71F. Full Aluminum. $200 on the egg. just need to drill fan holes on top panel or buy replacement from LL.
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by joemunky View Post
Silverstone TJ07

Makes an awesome watercooling case

EG: One, Two & Three
This.

Can support up to a 480 in the bottom, and a 240 up top (can mod that to a 360 with some work).
    
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