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Best Cases for Watercooling smaller than Prodigy?

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Hi, I'm in the market for a new case smaller and lighter than the Prodigy. This will be my new lan rig.

I am running a Swiftech H220x with an extra waterblock for the graphics card. And if I can fit an extra 120mm, that'd be great. Window is also a must.


Some choices I have in mind:

Corsair 250D
Raidmax Hyperion
Thermaltake Core V21




Thanks!
 
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Hi, I'm in the market for a new case smaller and lighter than the Prodigy. This will be my new lan rig.

I am running a Swiftech H220x with an extra waterblock for the graphics card. And if I can fit an extra 120mm, that'd be great. Window is also a must.


Some choices I have in mind:

Corsair 250D
Raidmax Hyperion
Thermaltake Core V21




Thanks!

If budget is something that is very flexible, check out the Project MATX. It's more or less right around the 20 liter mark and can fit 3 x 240 rads (Its way smaller than all 3 of your choices but can fit more). If on a budget, I'd recommend the Enthoo Evolv ITX. I'd get the black with red interior if going with the Enthoo Evolv ITX!
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 7/20/16 at 2:52pm
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If budget is something that is very flexible, check out the Project MATX. It's more or less right around the 20 liter mark and can fit 3 x 240 rads (Its way smaller than all 3 of your choices but can fit more). If on a budget, I'd recommend the Enthoo Evolv ITX. I'd get the black with red interior if going with the Enthoo Evolv ITX!

Haha $300 is a little too much. I was also looking at the CaseLabs Bullet cases, but they are backed by 3 weeks so that's a no-go.

Thanks for the evolv ITX suggestion though!
 
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Haha $300 is a little too much. I was also looking at the CaseLabs Bullet cases, but they are backed by 3 weeks so that's a no-go.

Thanks for the evolv ITX suggestion though!

I'd seriously wait for the bullet (it's an ALU case right?) versus having to buy any of the other cases (since that's in your budget). In terms of quality ALU cases are far and away so much better! The 3 week wait is worth it!
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post #5 of 6
Just check your hight with running a swiftech 220x, I had a BH9 on order and then took more measurements and there was no way I'd fit my 220x2 in because of the reservoir. Ended canceling and then I found a Mercury S8S and life is peachy now.
post #6 of 6
You might consider the Fractal Design Define Nano S too despite it being a bit larger than some of the previous suggestions. I wouldn't say it's huge though. It has multiple rad support and looks real sexy. thumb.gif

It weighs ~10lbs though so I'm not sure what your weight limit is.
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