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Hey guys,

I need a new case. I want to downsize a bit, so I'm trying to figure out the smallest case that will fit an ATX mobo with three way crossfire. I want to be able to fit at least a ex240 (preferably 240 and 280) rad as well. I also have an external 480 radiator, so some watercooling grommets might be nice as well. Any suggestions?

I saw this, but I'm not sure about rad support...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112331&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000687
post #2 of 9
That case is a hot box. Built one a while ago for a friend with 7850/I5 and was nuclear.
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post #3 of 9
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I will have both cpu and GPUs watercooled...but you know of any other cases that might work better?
post #4 of 9
For water cooling? elaborate please.
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post #5 of 9
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I have an external 480 radiator, and a 240+280 which I would like to put into the case while keeping size to a minimum. That way i can have halfway decent cooling and a portable case, but have a lot of headroom if I plug in the external rad.
post #6 of 9
Look at my sig rig.
Smallest you can do it.
Used KL Quick Disconnects for transportiblity.
    
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post #7 of 9
A case to support at the least a 240/280 and 3-way video isn't going to be exactly small. I would do the Case Labs.

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post #8 of 9
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Can you fit any internal rads FireBean? I like the CaseLabs stuff a lot, but 400 for the SM8 without extra brackets, filters, and fans isn't an option atm.
post #9 of 9
I did put the 3x120 rad shroud from KL onto the top later, bit I do not suggest it. You will loose a 5.25 bay and it makes fitting everyting a real PITA.
    
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