For now I'm sticking to Air cooling. I have the Enermax Fulmo GT Case. It has 4x 180mm side fans that pump in 100CFM each onto the M/B. I had to special order the extra side fans. They didn't have any available in the entire North American Continent. I contacted the Canadian distributor and they told me there were none available and they would only sell to companies that had business accounts with them. So I did that and they looked into it. I inquired on a few occasion on the status but kept getting the same reply. No stock available. I called the distributor again and they had them in stock. They made a special exception in my case and allowed me to buy directly from them. I have 12 fans built into the case not including the H100i. They are all 140mm +. There is room to add 3 or 4 more if I want to. The top will support a 360 rad and possibly a 420. I would have to measure it exactly to see if the 420 will fit. It will be close and might extend a little into the 5-1/4 bay area just a smidge. It would depend on which 420 you pick. I also have an H100i in a push/pull config. The entire H100i fits inside the case with all the fans on it and I still have 2" of clearance to the edge of my M/B. Remember that the side fans are 180mm and you get a better idea of the size of this case. My H100i is mounted to the top of the case. It has places for 2 PSU's. One at the top and 1 at the bottom. I can mount 3x 140mm fans in the top section above the case in the covered top section. This case is so big that my X79 E11 looks like a mini board when mounted. The case supports a dual socket server motherboard with ease and plenty of room for wiring and such. I paid around $130 for it and I just recently checked and the price has dropped down to $89 now. It is listed as a full tower but in reality it stands at least 6" taller than other full tower cases. Most likely because of the extra room for the second PSU. My calculations for power needs when O/C'd exceed 1750W so I was looking into a second PSU. All the information about modifying the wiring to add the second PSU seemed a little extreme. I finally found an adapter that will let me do it without shorting wires and all the other wire mappings. Now I can add my HX1000 and power the video cards separately. This little adapter will turn on and turn off both power supplies when I start and shut down my system.
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5/1/13 at 11:54am