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  • 57% (4)
    Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • 28% (2)
    Corsair 750D
  • 14% (1)
    Corsair Air 540
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello, after painful weeks of consideration and many new cases coming out, I have finally managed to shorten my list to three different cases, however, I need help with choosing the final case.

The first case is: Phanteks Enthoo Primo - £200

Amazing case, I would run this with the top HDD cage with a 480m p/p rad on the top AND bottom, however, it is rather expensive.

The second case is: Corsair 750D - ~£120

Another amazing, new, case. I would run this with a 240mm p/p rad in the front and a 360mm rad on the top. Not sure how much space is left between the top rad and the mobo just yet.

And the last case is: Corsair Air 540 - £115

This is the last case, again, a really good case. I would use a 240mm p/p rad on the top and either another 240mm p/p rad in the front or a 360mm p/p rad in the front, however, I am not sure how much space will be left if I use a 360mm rad.



I am building this case with two 9970s in mind and will pretty much watercool everything (the cpu, both gpus, ram, chipset). Any ideas?

Thanks,
Izalitha
post #2 of 9
What is a 9970?

Go with the Primo IMO, don't limit yourself.
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Sorry for not making it clear, I meant the AMD 9970s once they come out. They should do so next month.
post #4 of 9
I'd honestly take something like a NZXT Phantom or Tempest over those cases.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 9/25/13 at 1:21pm
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The tempest isn't a bad case, however, the space between the top of the case and the mobo is a bit, limiting so to say. I mean, you can still have a 2 fan rad on the top in a push config, however, when it comes to the front, I see no compromise. Plus, I do need storage cages because I will be running HDDs as well therefore I can't just remove the front cages and add a radiator there.
post #6 of 9
I meant to say Phantom actually...I have both cases at home. The phantom has dual 120mm fans on the back. I currently have a 360mm radiator mounted there on the out side of the case and a 240mm up top.

Though I think I did this same config on the Tempest at some point too, but it only has the one back fan...it worked though
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post #7 of 9
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That's a nice idea, however, I am a bit of a looks guy as well (that's not to say I don't look for functionality) and external rads are a nono for me because securing them, transporting cases with them, etc just doesn't seem appealing to me. Thanks for the idea though!
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Izalitha View Post

That's a nice idea, however, I am a bit of a looks guy as well (that's not to say I don't look for functionality) and external rads are a nono for me because securing them, transporting cases with them, etc just doesn't seem appealing to me. Thanks for the idea though!

Well, it actually looks OK...I have long screws that go though the the fan hole mounts and then I have an extra set of nuts there so the radiator is actually firmly attached to my case but suspended in air.

Well I think it looks OK at least.
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edited:

nevermind... I was wrong. ;P
Edited by NaciremaDiputs - 10/12/13 at 7:17pm
     
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