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post #1 of 8
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Hey all...

Can anyone recommend a good full size tower for a custom water cooling setup?
Size and airflow are key elements for me.

Thanks
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post #2 of 8
Try the Thermaltake Kandalf or a big Lian Li
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post #3 of 8
Any full tower should be good.

I have also seen lots of people Mod Antec 900 Cases for WC set-ups.

IMHO, it will be easier on you to lap you cpu and air cooler for great temps. WC systems seem to be maintenance heavy and only yield slightly better gains. Unless you are a benchmark whore and need an extra .15Ghz then lap and be done with it.
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post #4 of 8
silverstone TJ07
best layout for ATX watercooling

***edit***

it doesnt get any easier than this to put 2 radiators, 2 pumps, 8 blocks, and a tank in this puppy



i got mine @ performancepcs for under $300
the price is easily justified since you are gonna save a lot of time and money by having to do little to no mod for watercooling
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Stunna Lot View Post
silverstone TJ07
best layout for ATX watercooling
I was gonna say that... Fantastic looking case that is also functional. Will probably be my next case but not for a while seeing how they're over $300
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post #6 of 8
I personally would say the lian li V series. The v1000 is a mid tower while the v2000 a full tower. Looks gorgeous imo and is cheaper than tj07.
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post #7 of 8
the Xclio 380a twine engine case has alot of room. here is mine and its huge


an older pic but shows more room
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by tkl.hui View Post
I personally would say the lian li V series. The v1000 is a mid tower while the v2000 a full tower. Looks gorgeous imo and is cheaper than tj07.
I just cant get over the upside down layout, it's just not right... Other than that it looks like a nice case...
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