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Hey guys, I'm going to be throwing my sig rig under water, and i'm looking for a new case. I'm heavily looking into getting the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced, because of it's spacing at the top and bottom for internally mounted dual 240 rads, which is perfect for me.

Just so I know exactly what i'm buying is right for me, are there any other decent mid tower cases that can fit the amount of rads that the 690 II can?
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post #2 of 8
It really depends on how much modding you want to do. If you do enough modding, practically any mid tower case can fit the radiators you want.

For example, you could fit those radiators into an Antec 300.
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post #3 of 8
Does it have to be mid tower?

If not Corsair 800D or a CM HAF X both good cases for water cooling.

if so maybe the CM Storm Sniper
Edited by dihartnell - 12/31/10 at 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
It really depends on how much modding you want to do. If you do enough modding, practically any mid tower case can fit the radiators you want.

For example, you could fit those radiators into an Antec 300.
I'd rather not do any modding, plus the price is super nice for the 690 II, and it looks really good.

So, is the 690 II my best option?
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I know a lot of people recommend the 700D and the 800D for watercooling but I personally don't like it very much for watercooling. Without modding you can only hold a 360mm rad and a single 120mm rad.
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The top grille in the CM690II is a real pain to get off, and it's quite cramped for watercooling to be honest.

What's your budget?
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
The top grille in the CM690II is a real pain to get off, and it's quite cramped for watercooling to be honest.

What's your budget?
Looking for it to be as cheap as possible, however what's more important is that it is a mid tower or smaller. I'm not looking to get any bigger of a case than I have now, I just want better water cooling support.

And I realize it will be cramped, but I'd rather the case be smaller than larger.
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post #8 of 8
if you water cool, remove that stupid top mesh
such an air blocker that stupid thing
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