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post #1 of 10
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Buddy of mine as the antec 300 currently but is interested in watercooling but he doesnt want to watercool his because it has no window (and im not taking the jigsaw to it) So we were wondering if there is a decent mid tower with a window that might be suitable for this kit

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...tml?tl=g30c321

Figuring CPU only but if that kit could handle it then i might get

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...l=g30c309s1075

for his gpu. His cpu is the i5-750 @ stock speeds. nothing will be overclocked.

So basically a case with a window that could fit a 240 rad for $100 or less
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post #2 of 10
PC-K62!! lol

With a little modding you could fit a 360 rad across the top of it, easier fit a 240 rad across the top tho.
Edited by sdla4ever - 2/20/11 at 6:47pm
    
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post #3 of 10
If you want mid tower, more likely than not you will have to change the rad from a 240 to a 120.

if you could find a 200mmx200mm rad it would fit nicely in the top of the antec 900 or 902
post #4 of 10
You cant go wrong with this case. Here is a section from the overview on Newegg.

Tempest EVO is well equipped for overclocking and watercooling enthusiasts with pre-drilled watercooling tube access and support for a dual 120mm radiator at the top panel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146062
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post #5 of 10
CM 690II is one of the easiest no modding for 240mm. You'll have to get a side window panel separately though.
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Originally Posted by sdla4ever View Post
PC-K62!! lol

With a little modding you could fit a 360 rad across the top of it, easier fit a 240 rad across the top tho.
ooo that is pretty darn nice, looks like a good spot for a 240 on the top
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post #7 of 10
My favorite would be the 600T Special edition when it comes out next month.
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post #8 of 10
you can get a b-stock thermal take speedo case for 99.00
its not mid tower but its at a mid tower price with tons of room
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post #9 of 10
Xion Predator ! I am pretty happy with it.. there is lots of room as well.. i got mine from Newegg.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Satogd View Post
you can get a b-stock thermal take speedo case for 99.00
its not mid tower but its at a mid tower price with tons of room
yeah it doesnt HAVE to be a mid tower. i was just thinking in this price range thats all i would expect
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