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What I'm looking for
1) Room for two radiators, both need to be at least 240mm preferable with one 360mm. Slim or thick doesn't really matter.. but if it can support radiators that are like 40-50mm that would be nice.

2) Room to mount to 2 mechincal drives. I am doing a raid 0 set up and I'm not sure where to really place this.. most cases offer support for radiators at the front at the expensive of the drive cages being removed. I guess something like how the fractal design arc midi r2 works would be okay, just moving the drive caddie over. I think a bigger case would work though if it haas enough 5.25 bays I could buy mounts for the hard drives into that? I need room for a fan controller too. I want to ultimately use a tub reservoir so it needs room for that somewhere.

I've looked at the fractal design arc midi r2, cooler master 690 (newest rev), bitfenix shinobi xl, fractal design xl, corsair 350d, corsair 650d.

Looking for any other suggestions. Ultimately my favorite set up would be with a case labs build.. but I want the extra cash to get a PLS Korean monitor.. I am having trouble narrowing it down mainly because of lack of good features on the case, or I don't like the window.. or I don't like the way the drive cages work.
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I would honestly suggest the Corsair 540 air since it can fit a 360mm rad and a 240 mm rad. It is really spacious and i would definitely get it. thumb.gif
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I love my NZXT Phantom 630, it even has a built in fan controller.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them. I'm sure someone will suggest the switch 810 and i just wanted to state that I currently own one, its nice but I don't want another.
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CoolerMaster 690 II thumb.gif

this would be the best looking one i've see, Mine is similar.


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