Originally Posted by squick3n
This case doesn't really handle too many types of air coolers. They will either be too tall and you can't close the case, or interfere with the RAM slots, PCI-E cards or the daughter boards on the motherboards. imo, overclocking a quality CPU has very little benefit for gaming, so using the stock cooler and running stock speeds is fine
As far as the GPU, I have seen builds of people using the 780-Ti. Your best bet is to make sure you get a blower style card that exhausts the heat out the back. The case has no active exhaust, so Windforce and ACX type coolers don't really work as well
Originally Posted by nuclear muffin
Thanks. I wasn't really planning on overclocking anyway (I'm worried enough about the thermals as it is!) but I'll definitely be on the lookout for a blower style card.
You can use a ACX style card here, I had my 770 ACX in this case with no heat issues. Just make sure you have 2 fans as intakes blowing air to the GPU. The highest my 770 got under load was at 58 degrees and that was even playing Battlefield 4 for a few hours. I don't think you have much to be worried with if going with an ACX style GPU. Like others, my biggest issue with this case is that there is no proper fitting air or water coolers. Yes, the NT06 fits, but you lose a fan on the side panel. To get water cooling in here, such as an AIO, you have to bend the tubing which really worries me. Then there is some coolers that will not fit in this case due to the motherboard you are using, so you really have to plan it out.
The case does really well in expelling heat out of the sides and the rear if you make sure your using positive air pressure. That is the key here, making sure you have this setup as positive air pressure.Edited by CaptainZombie - 3/6/14 at 6:19am