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Dwood also makes custom cases if that peaks your interests. His cases typically have a few less features but they are custom and typically much cheaper.
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I can speak for his exceptional work!
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Do you know if there are any pics of his work?
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Originally Posted by xNovax View Post

Do you know if there are any pics of his work?
I don't believe he has any pictures of regular cases at the moment, but he does have pictures of test benches he's made in his sale thread. I use the 'Roids test bench made by him myself, it fits dual 420mm radiators.
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My SwitchBox build is currently on a Dwood bench.
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I concur with the caselabs recommendations, or mountain mods. I am running an external radbox, and I actually like it that way, but in a future build I will do a caselabs - the options and possible configurations are just awesome.

Rad size depends on how much overclocking headroom you want, and how much tolerance you have for noise.

If you want decent OC headroom, and have a low tolerance for noise, you're going to need _a lot_ of rad. Like 2M.

Dial the noise tolerance up a little, and you'll still have good headroom with 1.5M of rad.

Lowish (but not silent-freak) noise and moderate overclocks should come in around 1.5M of rad as well.

I'm putting just under 1KW of heat into 1080mm of rad (Phobya supernova 1080) and I can maintain a 15c delta with 4x 180mm 1000rpm fans, so yeah, it's properly silent for most stuff - I run passive at the desktop, and under modest load the fans are like 500rpm and inaudible, but if you really load it up it would actually be nice to have even more rad. 15c is not exactly legendary, but it's good enough for me - I can keep the GPUs no hotter than about 50c and the CPU no hotter than 60 under load, which I'm perfectly happy with - if your OCing preferences are more extreme than mine, you'll need more rad.

Given that I'm cooling about 1kw, and I'd imagine you're more in the 1.3 to 1.5kw range, more rad is going to be necessary, unless you don't mind noise and want to run high FPI rads and fast fans.
Edited by BorisTheSpider - 10/23/12 at 5:00pm
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Here's my solution to cooling tri fire / quad fire 7970's for my Switch 810 build.


That's a MORA 3 9 X 140 rad, with push - pull fans setup on an FC 9 controller.

3 X D5 pumps with flowmeter

On board PSU.

I don't think you could get more OC headroom.


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post #38 of 41
I have two Alphacool Monsta 360mm rads and one Monsta 240mm rad in my Elysium. Not bad for a <$200 case smile.gif.
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I think I am going to go for a caselabs case. Either the MAGNUM TH10 or the MAGNUM STH10.
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I'd rather run tubes to a Nova around the side of my desk then blow 400-600 or more on a case. In fact that's just what I did.
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