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post #1 of 6
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Basically I am looking for a case that can do this,

when the h100i/h80i's come out with the rubber tubing I will be buying 2 H80i's for my gpu's and 1 h100i for my cpu. I realize there is the kuhler 920, but corsair warranty >

7927740970_07986851cf_z.jpg (Found this pic on OCN but painted it up lol)

Current contenders are

Corsair 550D
Fractal ARC MIDI
NZXT Switch 810

If you can think of any others let me know.

I would prefer not to use the rear for exhaust as i want it as an intake.
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post #2 of 6
I'm obviously biased because I have one, but I think the Fractal Arc Midi wins this contest hands down.
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post #3 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Lolburger View Post

I'm obviously biased because I have one, but I think the Fractal Arc Midi wins this contest hands down.
+1. Amazing case for the money. For a mid tower tongue.gif

The Switch 810 is amazing for WC too, if you're willing to pay for it.
post #4 of 6
Hellish, you're on GAF, right?

My vote goes to Arc Midi, but of course the incoming question: Why not just go with a proper loop? Will look better and cool more efficiently.
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

Hellish, you're on GAF, right?
My vote goes to Arc Midi, but of course the incoming question: Why not just go with a proper loop? Will look better and cool more efficiently.

yes I am on gaf.

and I want the closed loop cooler's instead of a fully custom water loop as they are all covered by warranty, so if something goes wrong which is unlikely I am covered, they are also maintenance free and provide enough cooling performance where going to a full loop the cost is higher, the risk is higher, there is now maintenance involved, for a minimal performance gain, only reason I see fit would be aesthetic factor but to me it is not worth it again as I would be going from my windowed 800D to most likely a non-windowed case in order to do this.
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post #6 of 6
It's certainly not a minimal performance gain.

I think you might be working yourself up with how scary watercooling seems. It's really a piece of cake and extremely hard to screw up if you get the right parts.

Lets say you spend ~ $400 between case, three closed loop coolers and fans. You're only a stones throw away from having a dual rad loop in your current case.
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