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Recommend me a case please

post #1 of 6
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Hello all,

With the releases of the GTX 1070/80 and hopefully an incoming 1080Ti.
I want to reduce my case and upgrade my graphics card to a single card.

Currently i have the following:
NZXT White Switch 810
ASUS Sabertooth Z87
Intel i7 4770k
SLI EVGA GTX 780
Corsair Dominator 8GB 1866Mhz
Corsair AX750 w/ Corsair Individually Sleeved Cables
3x 2.5" SSDs

And a custom watercooling with these major components:
EK-Supremacy Clear Nickel Plexi
XSPC Titan Block w/ Titan Backplate
Alphacool UT 360 (60mm thick)
Alphacool UT 240 (60mm thick)
Phobya Balancer 150 Silver/Nickel
Alphacool D5 Pump
XSPC D5 Top
6x Corsair SP120's (running 5v)
2x Corsair AF140's (running 5v)


So please could you recommend me two cases that is much smaller than the Switch 810, something like a Fractal Define S up to as big as a Corsair 750D;
Not a full tower, preferably small as possible that can fit full size ATX mobo.
Fit all or nearly all the WC components i have right now.

But these are the rad conditions for Case 1:
1. Fit a 360mm x 60mm(thick) rad, at the top or front without mods(dremel/cut/maybe a little drilling) - i own this
2. Fit a 240mm x 60mm(thick) rad, at the top or front without mods(dremel/cut/maybe a little drilling) - i own this

For Case 2:
1. Fit a 360mm x 60mm(thick) rad, at the top or front without mods(dremel/cut/maybe a little drilling) - i own this
2. Fit a 240mm x 60mm(thick) rad, at the top or front without mods(dremel/cut/maybe a little drilling) - i own this
3. Fit another 240mm x tbc(thick) rad, at front or bottom without mods(dremel/cut/maybe a little drilling) - i dont own this yet, hence tbc on thickness


Ive been looking at the Corsair 750D, it ticks alot of my reqs but it doesnt seem to be small enough, it does pretty much fit all my current WC parts though.
Also have had a look at the Fractal Define S, looks small enough but am not sure if it will definitely fit Case 1 conditions(fit 1x 360mm x 60mm(thick) and 1x 240mm x 60mm(thick) rads)

Budget wise, <£150 maybe stretching to 180 if absolutely needed, but i'd like to be as cheap as possible smile.gif

Thanks people
post #2 of 6
case 1: define S

case 2: define S and ditch the 2nd 240mm rad because you don't need it... it would just clog up your case w/o giving much noticeable performance benefit. a 360 + 240 x 60mm rad is PLENTY of surface area to cool down anything you can stuff inside that machine. the problem with these complex loops is eventually you actually build it that it hurts cooling efficiency so you won't actually benefit from additional rad space. most people with 3 rads are forced to use 2x rad as intake and the 3rd rad as exhaust. the problem is the 2 intake rads are dumping so much heat into the case that the exhaust rad is feeding off that "dirty air" and not actually cooling anything down. your best bet is to just go with 2 rads and try to make it as efficient as possible.

any other questions? biggrin.gif you have obviously done your homework already so just go with it. smile.gif define S is about as easy of a case to work with as you can get with your requirements.
post #3 of 6
Might wants to take a look at inwin 303 thread.
post #4 of 6
thought the 303 only support a single 360 rad?
post #5 of 6
For Case 1 option I'd go Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX. I'm waiting for the Black Tempered Glass edition to come into stock at my local retailer to purchase. I will be using 360 x 45mm in front, 280 x 30mm in top, 120 x 40mm in rear.

You could run yours with 360 x 60 in front, no mods needed, with 240 x 60 in top, no mods needed but limits ram height to 68mm, and a 120 or 140 x 30/45/60 in the rear, no mods needed, still with enough room for res and pump and 3 x SSD's, but you'll need to buy an extra Phanteks SSD caddy as it only comes with 2. No drives bays available if that's required.

Mid size case at 510mm L x 495mm H x 235mm W. Looks great and only £164.99 for Tempered Glass edition https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-glass-mid-tower-case-black-ca-054-pt.html or £149.99 for normal window edition https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-mid-tower-case-black-ca-029-pt.html

SSD Caddy https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-ssd-mounting-kit-1x-2.5-for-enthoo-series-ca-010-pt.html
Edited by LiamG6 - 7/11/16 at 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by LiamG6 View Post

For Case 1 option I'd go Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX. I'm waiting for the Black Tempered Glass edition to come into stock at my local retailer to purchase. I will be using 360 x 45mm in front, 280 x 30mm in top, 120 x 40mm in rear.

You could run yours with 360 x 60 in front, no mods needed, with 240 x 60 in top, no mods needed but limits ram height to 68mm, and a 120 or 140 x 30/45/60 in the rear, no mods needed, still with enough room for res and pump and 3 x SSD's, but you'll need to buy an extra Phanteks SSD caddy as it only comes with 2. No drives bays available if that's required.

Mid size case at 510mm L x 495mm H x 235mm W. Looks great and only £164.99 for Tempered Glass edition https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-glass-mid-tower-case-black-ca-054-pt.html or £149.99 for normal window edition https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-mid-tower-case-black-ca-029-pt.html

SSD Caddy https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-ssd-mounting-kit-1x-2.5-for-enthoo-series-ca-010-pt.html

I am also looking to migrate my build to Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG. Waiting for it to come in to stock on Newegg or Microcenter frown.gif.
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