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Looking for a case like the Corsair Air 540, but for water cooling (ie a bit wider on the non-motherboard side)

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I'm looking for a new computer case to work on, and I haven't found what I'm looking for. Maybe the good people here at OCN can help.

In a nutshell, I'm looking for something CLOSE to the Corsair Carbide Air 540, but with some differences. I like the look of the case, but it just has to be a touch wider so I can fit in a 360 radiator in on the top and bottom (the front to back depth only needs to be long enough to hold a 360 rad, which is about the same length as a motherboard with a GPU), as well as be wide enough to hold a 5.25" dual drive bay in the horizontal position. It would also need air filters on the top and bottom of both sides, not just where the motherboard sits.

Other than that, that case is perfect.

Here is a rough drawing of what I want to basically do. Short of a $500 custom case, any recommendations would be appreciated.



(Edit)

On the water cooling side, I'm not sure if I'd want air being sucked in from the top and bottom and blowing out the side, or being sucked in from the side and blowing out the top and bottom ... so filters on the top, bottom, and side would be best.)
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/24/13 at 3:03pm
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Caselabs M8 is about the only thing I can think of.
 
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Originally Posted by benben84 View Post

Caselabs M8 is about the only thing I can think of.

It's close, but you can't (from all that I read), mount both radiators on the other side, so I'd have to mount one radiator on one side and the other on the other side (where the motherboard is). I'm trying to avoid that, and make a nice CLEAN look for the computer part, and hide all the water cooling mechanicals on the other side.

Maybe with options I can put one rad up top, one down on the bottom, and the PSU in the middle and rig something up to hold a dual bay res in the front (or just switch to a tube).

More than I'd like to spend, but it might work.

Thanks.


(Edit)

That might just work. I would just need to come up with a way to hold the dual bay res/pump on that side. This build had him making a custom reservoir and pump mount, which I really don't want to do, since I already have all the hardware.

http://www.overclock.net/t/998312/sponsored-project-m8-caselabs-m8-workstation-build/0_50

He put in 3 360 radiators. I'd just leave out the one on the motherboard side.

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Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 9/24/13 at 3:31pm
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I was just going to say, you can mount both rads on the PSU side. Check this one out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1426711/the-caselabs-build-off-contest/80#post_20859268
 
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