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A cheap mid size case for a Kraken X60.

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I'm looking to buy a Kraken X60 and get a new medium size case.

I don't really want to spend all that much on a case some where around 70$-80$ would be great. The issue is its really hard to find a case with dual 140mm exhaust on the top with the 15mm space in between.

I found http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011 which would be perfect but it doesn't look like it could fit a mobo and the Kraken x60 at the same time from the pictures.

Any help finding a case would be greatly appreciated.
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Don't buy a 300R if you want to fit a X60 in it. You'd have to mod the top, use slim fans (20mm thick) or drill some holes.

A better choice is the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 if you can find it on sale (or Define R4 if you want a silent case see http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cooling/liquid/32442-nzxt-kraken?showall=&start=2). http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=78227&vpn=Arc%20Midi%20R2&manufacture=Fractal%20Design&promoid=1202 & use new customer code
$10 off $50 code "NEWCUSTOMER10INSTANT"
$20 gift card with $100+ order enter code "NEWCUSTOMER20GB" at checkout
credit to Heuchler (http://www.overclock.net/t/1389790/ncix-10-off-50-for-new-customers-or-a-20-gift-card-with-100-orders)
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Front – 240 mm radiators (thick and slim) when HDD cages are repositioned or removed
Top – 240 mm radiators (thick and slim)
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=113
--> no direct support there :/
(see www.overclock.net/t/1343837/the-kraken-x60/80#post_19034174)

Not sure but Cooler Master 690 II advanced should be good, about $90 though. http://www.rakuten.com/prod/cooler-master-cm-690-ii-advanced-system-cabinet-mid-tower-black-steel/247486995.html?listingId=-1

If you use a mATX board, a Corsair 350D would work although it is more like $100. You can also look into the Fractal Arc Mini.


The hilarity of it all is if you buy a NZXT case like the Phantom 410 then you need to drill holes since they're tooled for 20mm fan spacing. Their chart is not verified.


The Phantom 410 is another candidate if you are willing to drill some holes
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