Originally Posted by WonderMutt
OK, so I'm looking to make some changes to my setups, but I'm on a really tight budget, and I need help finding a case.
I'm looking for something that will hold a Hyper 212 for now, a dual 120 rad in the future, is really good at air cooling and is cheap as possible.
I was thinking about a Corsair 300R (I love Corsair's cases), but I don't know if it will house a Hyper 212 or not. I have a spare 212 laying around that will tide me over until I can get the rig I'm putting in this under a small water loop, so I need it to serve both purposes. Also, I won't have a GPU in the system, so it's not like it needs to be a super cooling case, just something that will cool a CPU well on air and give me the ability to move to water down the road.
Anyway, any tips you guys can give would be awesome. Thanks!
For $10 more you can get the Arc Midi R2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352031&Tpk=arc%20midi%20r2&IsVirtualParent=1
It has the mounting holes for the radiator up top offset away from the motherboard tray. It makes it much nicer for installing the radiator, and allows for push/pull fans without the VRM heatsinks, or RAM heatsinks getting in the way.