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Hello guys, I am a long time lurker here for ideas and getting my questions answered, but I had to open a thread here for a long standing question that I have.

At present I have a CM Storm Trooper, and a 240mm closed loop water cooler. But I have decided to go full custom watercooling, and finding that the Trooper might not be the ideal case to fit a 360 up top redface.gif. My modding skills are limited and I have no tools in disposal at all, so modding the trooper means I need to buy those as well.

I have a Swiftech slim radiator (37mm) for the 360, for now, and will be getting a fat 60mm 240 rad to mount at the bottom. So please suggest me one of the options -

1. Mod the Trooper to fit my setup.
2. Get another case which natively supports the 360mm rad up top, like Switch 810/Phantom 820/ Cosmos 2/800D.

For the long run (yes I do want to keep the case for a long time) which one should be beneficial?


Secondly, if I want to modify the front fascia of the Trooper, how easy/difficult can it be? I want it to have a brushed aluminum look like the Silverstone/Corsair Obsidian series of cabinets do. Any ideas how I can implement that?

A big thanks to all of you for this amazing community.

Regards,
ChironX
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I vote for NZXT Switch 810 thumb.gif

The 810 will last you a while, have dust filters. Support for 360mm rad on top and 240mm rad on the bottom. Perfect for CPU + 3 x GPU(s). Great airflow. Great cable management. Everything with this case is positive.

Only 170$ on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089
Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/27/13 at 10:56pm
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Alright, point taken. Is there any advantage getting the Phantom 820 over the Switch 810, since they more or less share the same interior design?

Edit - forgot to say thank you - Thanks man smile.gif
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