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What is the best XL-ATX case for a MagiCool 360/420 Monsta Rad & an EVGA X79 Classified XL-ATX MB? I know this will be in a full tower case, I'd thought of the NZXT Switch 810 and the height of the case is ok, as are the number of external drive bays, since I want to use a dual drive bay pump/reservoir, plus a DVD/CD drive and I'd rather if I can avoid the extra tall Corsair 900D since the 'desk' where I My current PC is at is only 18" deep, the height of the steel shelves is currently good enough for a case that is no more than 27" tall, I'd have to raise the height of two shelves by 2" or 3" for a 900D, the desk is chrome plated steel shelving that I've used for several years, each shelve can hold 600lbs of weight I read. I do plan on stuffing the case to the gills with 4 or 5 570/580 reference video cards and Koolance blocks(I have the blocks). Of the 4 shelves here on My 'desk', the top and bottom shelves can't be moved as they are at their limit already. I also can't use a case like the Phantek Enthoo Primo as it isn't XL-ATX compatible last I looked. If any one asks, the ram will be 1866MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X PC3-14900 ram(that's what Amazon says).
Edited by zoom314 - 11/7/13 at 4:06pm

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I found the Xigmatek Elysium, it will handle a 420mm radiator, since the radiator I'm looking at is 104.2mm deep and with three 120x25mm thick fans will be 129.2mm total, the radiator or the fan may intrude over the motherboard by maybe 25mm, as I found a pic of an Xigmatek Elysium with an Antec Kuhler 920 and two 120x25mm fans which is 99mm thick Here. Any comments?
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Never mind, I decided to get the thinner 80mm thick NexXxoS 420mm radiator from Alphacool, of course I'll have to get some Koolance 140-120 bracket adapters for the Koolance 120x25mm fans that I already have, it's that or some Akasa 140x25mm fans, I am going to get the Xigmatek Elysium case, 12 drive bays, should be plenty of room.
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo - Case of the Year ....easy ..... no it's not a Case Labs Merlin and don't have the room of a 900D .... more of a Goldilocks .... not to big, not too small, extremely attractive, very versatile , comes with 5 great fans and great price.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/phanteks-enthoo-primo-owners-club

Jesse from ModZoo put an Alphacool 480 in the bottom and I think a XT45-360 in the top.... I have a UT280 on the bottom and a XT420 on the top tho I think I coulda gotten a UT60 in there. Easily Fit a UT60-480 on top in push pull or a Monsta on push or pull if ya MoBos heat sinks don't stick up higher than those on the M6F.
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo

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Read the thread title and I -knew- someone from our little club would show up here. In fact, if someone didn't show up and mention the Enthoo, I would have been extremely disappointed.
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo - Case of the Year ....easy ..... no it's not a Case Labs Merlin and don't have the room of a 900D .... more of a Goldilocks .... not to big, not too small, extremely attractive, very versatile , comes with 5 great fans and great price.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/phanteks-enthoo-primo-owners-club

Jesse from ModZoo put an Alphacool 480 in the bottom and I think a XT45-360 in the top.... I have a UT280 on the bottom and a XT420 on the top tho I think I coulda gotten a UT60 in there. Easily Fit a UT60-480 on top in push pull or a Monsta on push or pull if ya MoBos heat sinks don't stick up higher than those on the M6F.

I'd considered that case, problem is that Phanteks case does not do XL-ATX motherboards, so Phanteks case is out for My EVGA X79 Classified motherboard, but thanks anyway.
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I'd considered that case, problem is that Phanteks case does not do XL-ATX motherboards, so Phanteks case is out for My EVGA X79 Classified motherboard, but thanks anyway.

Duh ... ya only had it in big giant letters in the title ... my bad....everyone's been talking X79 DARK and Asus R4BE of late and I must have em stuck on the brain smile.gif
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Duh ... ya only had it in big giant letters in the title ... my bad....everyone's been talking X79 DARK and Asus R4BE of late and I must have em stuck on the brain smile.gif
That's ok, considering they're close cousins and all, that's understandable.
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That's ok, considering they're close cousins and all, that's understandable.

My wife would say "It's cause you're an old SoB and have CRS"

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CRS is a medical term which I coined for "Can't Remember Shi ...... er ..... Stuff"
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