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Eek, More competition, I wonder if a 240 rad would fit in the front where the HDD bays go

Can anyone shed some light on this?

If the arc can fit the rad where the HDD bays are held i will definitely consider this case!
the rad goes on top like you see in the pictures. don't think it'll fit anywhere else. the bottom hdd cage doesn't come out.
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I second the 500r suggestion
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I do like the 500R, Although there is one thing turning me off it.. I cannot stand the side panels with the huge bulges

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the rad goes on top like you see in the pictures. don't think it'll fit anywhere else. the bottom hdd cage doesn't come out.
I know the rad can fit up top, Was just wondering if it can fit in the front though
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I do like the 500R, Although there is one thing turning me off it.. I cannot stand the side panels with the huge bulges



I know the rad can fit up top, Was just wondering if it can fit in the front though
Agreed. lol I was going to get it myself, but tht turned me off and I got the more expensive 650D.

The 690II seems to be the best bet so far eh?
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yeah if I was to buy a 500r, I think the first thing I'd do is cut out that side panel bulge and make it a window.
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post #16 of 27
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Agreed. lol I was going to get it myself, but tht turned me off and I got the more expensive 650D.

The 690II seems to be the best bet so far eh?
Still a hard choice between the Arc, The 690II and the PC-9FB

I like the aesthetics of the Arc and the PC-9FB and i like the internals of the 690II.. If only i could have the best of both worlds

Are there any other mid towers that can support a RX240 internally, I don't mind modding if required, Probably also should have mentioned that i will be hanging a RX360 rad off the back of the case also!
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post #17 of 27
For me it would either be the Arc or 690II...I don't like the Lan li, looks too plain.
That Arch is nice too, but you will only be able to fit an extra 120mm rad not 2 240's, that is if you even want to that is.
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Anyone else has any other recommendations of cases?
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I'm also looking for suggestions for this. I would like to use a Black Ice GTX240 to cool SLI GPUs and put my i7 back to air, I currently run:

i7 and SLI 470 in an Antec 1200, with GTX360 and GTX240 radiators internally mounted. I just can't stand this case, its horrid! It is also to big now that it is on the desk and not the floor, so hence the requirment to go Mid Tower.

Cases that I have looked into,

Coolermaster 690 II Advanced - I actually purchased this a year or so ago and sent it back, it was of real bad build quality and the HDD racks were really flimsy light weight plastic. Not a good case in my opinion.

Lian-Li PC-P50WB - Looks intresting at about £150, can fit a 240 rad in the roof (between the plastic top and the metal frame (thin not thick)), then fit standard 25mm fans below the metal frame and the motherboard. You can also mount a 240 radiator vertically (or 360 if you like - though HDD location will be an issue) in the front drive bays. Their is a very nice example of this with 'Essence{Red}'; build log at xtremesystems
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...50-essence-red

Fractal Design Arc Midi - Will support a 240 radiator in the top as the fan locations are 'off centre', It has grills for 3x120 but that depends on radiator thickness, unfortuantly, the case has not been out very long so very little pictures or work logs in regards to water cooling this chassis.

Corsair 650D - So so; it's a little on the pricey side for a mid tower, it can support a 50mm rad in push or pull (not push/pull) in the roof, you can use a push/pull config with the fans on the roof of the case and use a Koolance 240mm radiator shround to cover them, good picture here
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...-tower-60.html

Corsair 500R - Very little information about this yet, as it not really hit the market, but it can hold a RS240 in the top, but unknown if it can fit a 240 radiator behind the front 2x120 fans. I've been searching for this information for hours; can't find anything. I have the email for CorsairGeorge, so I will email him tomorrow and report back on his answer.

Antec 902 - Will hold a 240 rad in the front drive bays, but speaking from experiance with a 1200, this is NOT a good chassis to use to water cool, the depth of the chassis makes it hard to fit all the gear required as it is so short.

What I am looking for, is a chassis that can support a 240 or preferably a 360 radiator internally and then allow a 5 1/4" drive bay adapter to hold a 120mm fan to allow a 'wind tunnel' of air directed directly at the HSF for the CPU (something like a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro Advanced, Noctua or Silver Arrow)

I'm wondering if a GTX240 will cool SLI 470s (Overclocked to 1.087mV / 825 Core) and still be stable.

From the list above, I really have no idea which one I'm going to go for, (not the Antec / Coolermaster), they all have thier +vs and -vs. However I cait wait around to long as my current pump is dying (intermittantly not working!), so I need a new chassis so that I can purchase a Pump / Resevoir combo for the 5 1/4 bays.
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is there no way to remove the hdd cage in the Arc with some modding?
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