Originally Posted by Halo_003
What do you guys think about the 550D? Anyone done water in it yet? How quiet is it once loaded with fans and stuff? Will a thick rad fit in the top? And would there be room in the front for push/pull?
I'm looking at getting one for my college downsizing.
Hey, 550D owner here.
Water cooling is possible and feasible, although you're going to need to cut out the bottom of the 5.25 bay to fit anything in the front.
My case is loaded with 5 fans, and it's not that quiet. I'm using 2x GT AP-14, an AF120 QE, a Hyperborea, and a stock fan. I reckon using a something like full set of Noctua's would be vastly more silent though.
Thick rads may fit in the top depending on if your motherboard has tall heatsinks or not. My motherboard does, so the thicker rads like the one on the H220 won't fit.
There is room in the front for push/pull if you remove both hard drive cages and do the aforementioned mod.
As for college downsizing, might I suggest something even smaller? The 550D is still quite a hefty case.
Hope this helps!Edited by Snuckie7 - 7/5/13 at 11:37pm