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post #11 of 28
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Think it's the 810 for me. Just want a case I can add a 240mm rad so this is perfect. Cheap too.

Mmm looks like you loose the optical bay with a 360 rad up top, problem for me.
post #12 of 28
Fractal Arc Midi R2 is also a good option. 60mm 240mm rad up top and a 80mm 280mm rad in the front. With slight modding you can fit a 360mm rad on top.
post #13 of 28
CaseLabs cases are the best around for WCing. But if you only want to add a rad, you can get one of these.
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post #14 of 28
The Bitfenix Shinobi XL is a great value case for watercooling too.
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post #15 of 28
Case suggestion are in my sig.
Ill post it here to.
http://www.overclock.net/t/601449/updated-water-cooling-cases
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post #16 of 28
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Cheers guys, went with the NZXT 810.
post #17 of 28
Pretty happy with my switch 810. It's a little flimsy in a few areas like the top plastic grill and the acrylic side panel, but the case has really good air flow and lots of space/features. The top will also fit a 280 if you wanted to keep that top bay. You can also use one of the lower 5 1/4 bays for optical if you wanted to. The dust filters are a little restrictive so I removed mine, but otherwise just enjoying it. Good airflow and space is key and it has that.
    
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post #18 of 28
Can a 240 rad be set vertical in the front?

http://cdn.overclock.net/e/ee/eea7e8da_70-nzxt-switch-810.jpeg
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post #19 of 28
Are mountain mods any good? They have been around for a while but I don't think I have actually seen anything from hardcore WCers stating 1 way or the other.
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Are mountain mods any good? They have been around for a while but I don't think I have actually seen anything from hardcore WCers stating 1 way or the other.
Mountain Mods cases are pretty good for hardcore watercooling. Their problem is after you outfit one of their cases to accept say 2-3 3x120 radiators and a color other than bare aluminum you are pushing to within $25 - $50 dollars of a Caselabs M8 which can house 4 3x120 rads out of the box. The difference in quality and (IMHO) aesthetics puts Caselabs on an entirely different level. I have both cases (a Mountain Mods U2-UFO and a Caselabs M8) and the M8 is far and away superior in build quality, quality of materials and ease of working in the case along with unrivaled customization options should you sare to spend the money. Just one example of ease of use - with Mountain Mods, every panel is held on by 8 thumbscrews; with Caselabs each door is on hinges so you can just swing them out and remove or replace easily. Trust me, removing 8 thumbscrews every time you need to get to something in the interior gets old in a hurry!

Like I said, I have both and both are good. But when you are spending $350+ for a case, the advantages of the Caselabs cases far outweigh the slight additional cost.

If you are factoring cost into the equation, it is hard to beat the Switch 810 at around $170 to $180 (or even less if you find a deal).


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