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As per my signature I currently have a 600T with an H100i, I'm putting together a little folding rig with an i7 860 setup I have and was going to use this case/cooling for that. As you can see I have Haswell chip and they tend to run a bit toasty. I haven't gotten around to OC'ing this chip yet as I have been slowly upgrading components since I got it.

I'm looking at getting a Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate which has the 360 radiator. I don't want to do a custom loop (been there, done that) and want an all in one liquid cooler. I just now need to find a case that will fit it without modification. I was looking at the Corsair Carbide 400C as it seems to check off all the boxes in my case wish list (nice style, side window, mid tower, 360 rad) and the pricing is extremely reasonable.

Before I pull the trigger on these two items, am I over looking a case?
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Define S fits two 360's and ticks all the other checks you have as well, and is cheaper.

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I did not even see this when I was looking at Fractal cases an hour or so ago...glad I made this post.
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The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M should be able to fit 2 360mm radiators.
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Originally Posted by NiKiZ View Post

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M should be able to fit 2 360mm radiators.
The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M only fits a 280 max in the top. It will accept a 360 in the front, but you have to remove the 3.5" HDD bays to do so per their specs. I'm not sure if the Phanteks Eclipse P400 is the same way, but it wouldn't surprise me. The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX will accept a 360 in the top, but it is quite a bit more expensive. Any of the 3 would be worth considering if the compromises aren't too great though.

Edit: I am an idiot today. The Enthoo Pro M does support 360 rads up top with the removal of the ODD bay. Thanks NiKiZ
Edited by dlewbell - 7/5/16 at 7:15pm
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+1 for the fractal design S. I have a custom water loop with a 360 in the top and 240 on the front. it's a really fantastic case for water cooling.
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Originally Posted by dlewbell View Post

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M only fits a 280 max in the top. It will accept a 360 in the front, but you have to remove the 3.5" HDD bays to do so per their specs. I'm not sure if the Phanteks Eclipse P400 is the same way, but it wouldn't surprise me. The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX will accept a 360 in the top, but it is quite a bit more expensive. Any of the 3 would be worth considering if the compromises aren't too great though.
Oh, I thought you could remove the optical drive bay and install a 360mm rad on top.
EDIT: Looked up the specs on the Phanteks website and it says there is support for 360mm radiators on the top too.
Edited by NiKiZ - 7/5/16 at 7:04pm
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Oh, I thought you could remove the optical drive bay and install a 360mm rad on top.
EDIT: Looked up the specs on the Phanteks website and it says there is support for 360mm radiators on the top too.
You're right, I remembered that the drive cage is removable, but forgot that the top vent was set up with that in mind. I also went to the page to check the specs & still managed to misread it. I must be a bit slow today.
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