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post #1 of 12
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What is the best looking case that will fit a EK H3O 240?

http://www.xoxide.com/xsp-craystorm750rs240watercoolingkit.html

I am now considering the XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240.

http://www.xoxide.com/xspc-raystorm750rx240watercoolingkit.html

I currently have an Antec 900, but I don't think it will fit both the radiator and reservoir inside. Can anyone suggest cases?

Thanks for all the suggestions:

Current Shopping List:
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Gunmetal) ~$150
Cooler: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240
Cooler: XSPC Raystorm 750 RX240
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional
CPU: i7 2600k

And a question, what is push and pull?
Edited by newbcake - 5/19/13 at 12:34am
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post #2 of 12
Depends on your budget, but if you only need a 240mm Radiator, a Corsair 350D can fit one at the top and one at the front.

100$

Look how big it is, I mean the radiator at the front.







You could also get the NZXT Switch 810 for a more expandable watercooling case. You could fit one 360mm radiator and one 240mm radiator EASILY in the Switch. More possibilities and a tad more expensive.

170$






I would personnally choose the NZXT Switch 810

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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yes, I can afford the 810. And that certainly looks nice. Any other suggestions as I prefer metal.
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post #5 of 12
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Going to consider that.

Also, do you know if a Fractal Design R4 - Titanium Windowed will fit the radiator?
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post #6 of 12
Not in the top, but in the front with some modification
post #7 of 12
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I've decided (kinda on the NZXT Switch 810), and changing the cooler to a cheaper one as well. Updated OP with info.
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post #8 of 12
Go with the EX 360 or the RX 360 kit and throw it in the roof of the 810.
Btw Push/pull is when you have a set of fans on each side of the radiator one is pushing air into the rad and another set pulling that air on the otherside of the rad.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
If I am only cooling the CPU, do I need a 360? Would a RX240 be fine?

My cousin told me that the 360 won't fit the NZXT Switch 810, at least on the inside. I am trying to spend ~$175.

Another question, where in the world do I get piping for this cooler? I see the measures are 7/16, but I cannot find red piping of that measurement anywhere.
Edited by newbcake - 5/19/13 at 12:23am
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post #10 of 12
CPU only needs a 120 in most cases, so a 240 is plenty.
 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tygon Black Tubing Bitspower Reservoir XSPC Raystorm EK FC-Titan Waterblock 
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