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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-10-2018, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Case that allows 8 HDDs AND front mounted AIO radiator..and looks nice...anyone?

Hello!
So I changed my mind about my case search and these are my final requirements.
I want to be able to keep my 8 HDDs (but could probably sacrifice 1 at most) while also installing the AIO radiator in front. I was looking at the Thermaltake View 71 RGB and the GT 20 but I dont think there will be enough space between the front and the HDD rack to install a radiator. So far I have not been able to confirm from Thermaltake or reviewers in Youtube.
I also had the Evolv X in consideration but seems that I would be limited to 6 HDDs if I were to go that way and having a 280mm radiator in Front. Another one I started to consider was the DARK BASE PRO 900 Rev 2 but not so sure about this one, yet it may be the best fit for my needs just not my preferred look but not bad either. Cooling on it seems not so great though.
I have a Aorus 1080ti so it will surely miss the side panel fans of my HAF-X lol
Anyways, if any of you have the View 71 or GT 20 and can check how much space is there between the HDD rack and front, that would be great. I think the GT 20 comes with some fan adapter arms to use the radiator with the front 200mm fans which should be very nice.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-11-2018, 12:49 AM
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I search for a case that can hold many HDDs and radiators on the top and in front at the same time and the only one I have found is Deep Silence 6 Rev. B from Nanoxia. It's quite huge though and one radiator is not really in the front of the cage but in front of the HDD cage (it's between the end of the motherboard and the beginning of HDD cage) so I would like to know too if there is any other case than can take a radiator in front without the need to sacrifice the HDD brackets.

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Look in the define r6 it might meet your needs
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Quote: Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
Look in the define r6 it might meet your needs
Don't you have to remove the HDD cages if you want to get a radiator in the front though ?

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Looks like one option is the Be Quiet Dark Base Pro 900 rev. 2 according to their support I will have about 34mm of space.
Or I can just change my 1080ti for a water cooled one and mount the radiator on top for my CPU and that will open up my case possibilities...

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Quote: Originally Posted by mak1skav View Post
Don't you have to remove the HDD cages if you want to get a radiator in the front though ?
About 6 mins in
A aio can fit in the front with the drive bays but its tight ish.Now custom loop with a thick rad then the drive cages gotta go.
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mmm if I am reading correctly it seems the Thermaltake View 71 has 42mm of space between the HDD rack and the front panel so it should fit an AIO there too...:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...case,5199.html

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The Rosewill Rise is a nice pick. I have one and really like it. You should be able to fit all your drives and aio no issue.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-227-_-Product
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Quote: Originally Posted by andrewmp6 View Post
About 6 mins in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaxLG2hCgo
A aio can fit in the front with the drive bays but its tight ish.Now custom loop with a thick rad then the drive cages gotta go.
The Fractal Design Define R6 was not in my list but that video made it more intriguing now. I am not crazy about the front look but love how the HDD cage is so cleanly hidden and being able to fit a 360mm rad in front. Now investigating how the GPU cooling performs vs the Thermaltake View 71 or GT 20.

Thanks!

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Thermaltake View 71
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The view 71 is nice big its big heavy and e-atx support is crappy.The level 20 gt im guessing you want the core x9 based one right ?
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