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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2019, 06:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Recommend me a case please !

Greetings all.

I've just recently upgraded from a 780 classi to a 1080ti.
The water block for the 1080ti is different enough that one of my tube runs no longer reaches for the correct flow direction, thus im going to have to buy some new tubing and drain the loop to fit it.
Whilst I'm at it I've decided I would like to change cases to one more suited to water cooling and more importantly have native support for my 3 240mm rads, as my current case has 1 bolted to the back of the case on the outside and my single Monsta 240 rad in push/pull jurry rigged to the front of the case on the inside where it doesn't have native support. This has made my loop incredibly difficult to maintain, i want to fix this.

I need some suggestions on cases that fit my requirements.

Color: White
Side Window: Yes (preferably glass)
3x 240mm Rad space + space for air intake fans
At least 140mm space for a Monsta rad + push/pull (86mm + 25mm + 25mm)
Space for a XSPC D5 Photon 270 res/pump
Vertical GPU mount (would be nice)
2x USB front I/O
2x Front Bay, for CD/Fan controllers. (ideal but not necessary)

Don't care about RGB, in fact i run my RGB block at a solid single color.

Price isn't really an issue, but i would say perhaps £160 (I'm UK based) should be a good budget. Anything above that tends to be very boutique/extreme which i just don't need.
Size wise, well the table top its going on has 370mm x 760mm space, no height restrictions.

I had considered the Lian-Li PC-011D White, but with the Monsta rad (push/pull) in the vertical front position, while it will fit, wont leave any room for the res. Additionally with 3 240 rads in place there isn't any ideal spot for intake fans unless i position a 120mm right next to each of the rads (which will be exhaust).


Suggestions please !

Cheers.

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a front bay requirement is going to kill most of your options.

Fractal Design S2/Meshify S2 has everything but 5.25/3.5 bays.

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I just found the Enthoo Primo Full Tower Case - White Edition .

Thoughts ?

Front bays are not necessary , just an added bonus. Since i currently have 2 CDRW's though i barely every use them .. and in the future want a couple Fan controllers.

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I've ordered the Enthoo Primo White edition.

Should work just fine

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Quote: Originally Posted by SolarNova View Post
I've ordered the Enthoo Primo White edition.

Should work just fine
Not a bad choice. Just bought the family a Phanteks Eclipse P400. Not bad cases at all.

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Solid front panel cases are never a good idea. Ditched my P400S for a Meshify S2 because air flow was doodoo and made the rig loud. Temps down and it's back to being silent

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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
Solid front panel cases are never a good idea. Ditched my P400S for a Meshify S2 because air flow was doodoo and made the rig loud. Temps down and it's back to being silent
Indeed, i had seen the S2 mesh, but would not fit my Res and push/pull monsta rad.
Went with the Enthoo Primo as, despite having a semi solid front, i wont be fitting a rad their, ill use those as normal air intake, and place my 3 240mm rads else where.
Likely bottom Monsta rad, and then etheir 2x 240mm at the top (if they will fit) or 1x 240 at the top and the other at the back.
Ill be aiming at having a lthe rads as exhaust and the rest of the space as intake, preferably 2 front + 2 side intake.
Ill be 'hopefully putting the res in the rear in front of the GPU.

I may, if it looks like i can do it once i have the case in hand, also buy a vertical GPU adapter, but it will depend if i can fit it there along with the res and also still have room for a Soundcard.

I don't wanna end up spend more money tbh, this is only a 'refresh' build, not a whole new system.

Current mock up plan , though would prefer to have the 2x 240 mm at the top. will see how it goes. It will be using white soft tubing so i dont have ot buy new fittings, will be aiming for straight runs though.
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Quote: Originally Posted by SolarNova View Post
despite having a semi solid front, i wont be fitting a rad their, ill use those as normal air intake
Just for info : you can remove the plasitc front cover in front of those 2x 14cm intake fan.
Its hold by 4 screew from inside ,simply remove it and u will have cool mesh front . I won 4-5Celsius by doing that . Plus another 3-4C by elevate the case by few CM , bottom intake is a bit restrictive when u have rad there . Case is too close to floor /desk .
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