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Is the Arc Mini still the best mATX case for water cooling?
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That depends on your definition of "best". Is price a factor? If not, then my vote would be the CaseLabs SM5.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-sm5-case/
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one of, the silverstone sg09 is probably the best and most compact. 180mm rad, 2 120mm rads, and three 80mm rads
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What do you mean by matx? As in what dimensions are you looking for?
If you are looking for the overall most customizable it is the case labs sm5. If you are looking at smallest case that can hold the best it is the silverstone sg 09.

For me I personally like the lian-li PC-V600F. I used it for a client build and it worked great. thumb.gif
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That depends on your definition of "best". Is price a factor? If not, then my vote would be the CaseLabs SM5.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-sm5-case/

I actually talked to Jim from CaseLabs about a horizontally mounted mobo tray. There is actually a mATX version of the S3 (the S3 is set to be released on the 18th and can be seen here it is mITX. The mATX version will be called the S5 and he said it will be available by mid April. So im thinking about getting the Arc Mini and then upgrading to that. So yeah the price does matter for now id like to keep it around $100 for the case. But when the S5 comes out I really wont care about price. tongue.gif
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Sorry, misread mATX for mITX stitchfacesmiley.png

It happens biggrin.gif

Anyways, yeah, I still would choose case labs for mATX. Though I love my ST-PS07 right now, can easily fit a RX240 + RX120 with no problem.
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Sorry, misread mATX for mITX stitchfacesmiley.png

It happens biggrin.gif

Anyways, yeah, I still would choose case labs for mATX. Though I love my ST-PS07 right now, can easily fit a RX240 + RX120 with no problem.

I want to go with a cheaper case for now and when the S5 from Caselabs come out I will upgrade to that
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