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carbide 400r bad for water cooling?

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post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I have heard that a custom loop is difficult in the 400r case. This is mainly due to the top dual fan mounts not being able to support most dual rads (thickness issue)... Am I right and if so, what case should I upgrade to? Please provide reasoning behind your selection in the poll.
    
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HAF series. Whatever size floats your boat (probably the 922 considering the 400R is a mid tower). Nice cases to work in, lots of options, and commonly done so you'll find people who have done most of the stuff you're planning to do.
 
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I scoffed at the HAF series because I'd feel like a sheep owning one...Just me.
    
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post #4 of 5
the carbide series does have the rad mounts, but the space is made specifically for the thinner rads that come with the corsair liquid coolers.

with most mobos you can fit a thicker rad on the inside of the case and the fans in the upper rad compartment. just make sure you dont have any thick heat sinks right at the top of the mobo. check out the carbide 400/500 owners thread. plenty of examples there.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1119694/corsair-carbide-series-400r-500r-owners-club/900_100#post_16146112


they are definitely nice cases worth checking out
    
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Fractal Arc Midi. Mid Tower with ability to natively fit a RX 240 rad at the top, if you have Vengeance or shorter RAM, with no mods, or a 360 rad with minimal modding.
    
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