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Is the NZXT Phantom a good case for water cooling

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Hey I would like to make an attempt at making a full water cooling setup (cpu and gpu) for my rig. This will be the first one I have built, and I would like to know some decent company's to go with.
post #2 of 18
Yeah that's a good one.
I personally have the NZXT Switch and love it and it's a good company very solid cases.

Just keep in mind all your parts and rad sizes to make sure you got plenty of room.
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Yea I have the Phantom 820 and I'm currently doing a project to water cool it. I have the link in my signature so you can check it out to get some ideas if you want. Out of the box you can fit a 360mm rad on the top, a 240mm (or 280mm) rad on the bottom, and you can even fit a 120mm or 140mm rad at the rear. Just remember that if you want a rear rad you are either going to have to use a 30mm thick rad on the top (if you are going to have fans mounted to it) or you are going to have to mount the fan for the rear rad on the outside of the case. I personally am doing the latter. I'm using a 45mm thick rad with a set of fans on the top and a 30mm thick 120mm rad with a fan mounted on the outside of the case. Good luck! If you need any help feel free to ask me anytime.
post #4 of 18
I think the best case in price/quality/space is the switch 810.
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post #5 of 18
The switch is an excellent watercooling case for the money, BUT please consider the quality of the case before purchasing. Although it will cater to all your watercooling needs, it cannot even come close to competing with a 800/900D quality, wise. Vibration travels easily when cheap metal and no dampening is used, better materials will eliminate such issues.
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The switch is an excellent watercooling case for the money, BUT please consider the quality of the case before purchasing. Although it will cater to all your watercooling needs, it cannot even come close to competing with a 800/900D quality, wise. Vibration travels easily when cheap metal and no dampening is used, better materials will eliminate such issues.
I already own the damn thing so your about 1.5 years too late
post #7 of 18
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also could someone list what parts go into a water cooling loop (for a gpu and cpu). So I can start getting an idea of how much this will cost me.
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I already own the damn thing so your about 1.5 years too late

Haha, well I've had my switch for a year and I just ordered a 900D anyway.
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Haha, well I've had my switch for a year and I just ordered a 900D anyway.
I like the corsair cases but i feel no need to dump my nzxt case
post #10 of 18
I would wait for the H630, honestly.
 
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