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No fractal design case that can support 360 rad??

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Well, my ATCS is about had it. It is a bit too flimsy for my taste and the hard drive case rattles like a rattle snake. I ghetto rigged my xspc pump+res combo to minimize the vibrations. But truth be told, I need a new case. My plan is to get one within the next two months and budget is around $250 - can go a bit higher if really nice case. I do not want anything humungous - just big enough to fit RX360 rad. I really like the looks of the fractal design cases, but do not see one that can hold 360 rad. I saw a bitfenix for $149 in newegg, but not sure how good that case is. I looked through the recommended cases sticky and I liked the TJ11 as well as the Lilian Li, but blows my budget out of water - do not like them enough to go over budget. So help this poor guy out please!
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The biggest case from Fractal Design is Define R4 as far as I know. It can only support 280mm Rad. If you're on a budget, NZXT Switch 810 might be a good choice for liquid cooling (it can hold 360mm rad), but it may not match your design preference.
Edited by Whalemeal - 2/20/13 at 10:19pm
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you can get a 360 Rad in the top of the Fractal design Arc Midi and the Midi R2 thats coming out soon with very little modification...

i am going to be getting an Arc Midi R2 when it comes out and ill be putting a 45mm thick 360 in the top and a 60mm thick 240 in the front to cool my sig rig. Also, the R4 can fit a 360 in the front with some modification...


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Originally Posted by Whalemeal View Post

The biggest case from Fractal Design is Define R4 as far as I know. It can only support 280mm Rad. If you're on a budget, NZXT Switch 810 might be a good choice for liquid cooling (it can hold 360mm rad), but it may not match your design preference.

Is everyone forgetting the new XL R2?



Radiator Support:
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Front – 240mm radiator when HDD cages are removed or repositioned
Top – 240 and 280mm when using slim radiators
Bottom – 120mm radiators
Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators
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Is everyone forgetting the new XL R2?

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Sorry. Nowhere in the supported radiators list does it mention a 360 radiator which the OP requested.


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Any opinion on the bitfenix shenobi?
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Originally Posted by Awaz View Post

Any opinion on the bitfenix shenobi?

It seems that you can mount 360mm rad at top and 240mm rad at bottom (with some modding i guess) in that case. Watch this.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227902/bitfenix-shinobi-xl-window-side-panel-you-wanted-it-we-did-it#post_16766207

Personally, I like the design of Switch 810 better than this.
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It looks like a great case, but it doesn't look like you'd be able to fit an RX360 on top with any space for components. I recently picked up an NZXT Switch 810 myself and I love it. My XTX360 (64mm thick) rad fits perfectly on the roof with space for a push/pull config.
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Ooops! I didn't realize you were referring to the Shinobi XL. It seems that the XL version can fit a 360 thick rad just fine.
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I actually do not mind the Switch 810 and it is below budget to boot as well.
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