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February 24, 2014 2:23:52 PM

Hey Guys, I'm not really into cases and it's hard for me to tell if I should have a better casing or just a cheap one. I plan to place my kraken x60 on top (it's double 140mm = 280mm) and i need an adequate housing for that. I don't want to mod it.

Specs:
AMD Radeon HD6850 Windforce
i7-2600k 3,4 @5GHz
asrock p67 pro3
4x4GB Corsair Veng 1600MHz cl9
ocz stealthxstream 2 600w
*HDD Barracuda 2TB
*Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
*Kraken x60
*- didn't buy 'em yet

So, what do you say ?
Im not keen to spend more than 150$ on casing
I found "Corsair Carbide 200R"

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February 24, 2014 3:43:19 PM

Case is purely personal preference, what are you trying to do? eg. Silence, performance, tower, cube, etc.
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February 24, 2014 5:08:41 PM

Without knowing your plans, I'll just mention I have an NZXT Phantom 630 and a Phanteks Enthoo Primo. Both are full towers with lots of room and are the best cases I've ever had.
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February 24, 2014 5:24:41 PM

Since you say modern, I am going to say Corsair. The 200R is a great case but with a budget of 150, I'd go straight to the top of that line with this..
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E983JW/
Absolutely amazing, or you can save about 40 bucks bu going down one level.
There is also the Fractal Design R4
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HD3E82/ref=as_li_s...
To me, this is definition of sleek and modern.

EDIT: Both cases should support your Kraken R4.
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February 25, 2014 6:58:56 AM

I'd like it to be performance over silence. And btw. 500R is not compatible. I'd have to drill...
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February 25, 2014 7:24:29 AM

I'm a HUGE fan of the corsair carbide air 540. It looks good has great airflow and the best cable management I've seen. There are a ton of reviews for it if you want to check it out some more. Also it does support 280mm radiators.
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February 25, 2014 10:53:54 AM

Thanks m8 it seems really nice n' catches my eye.
I asked an NZXT employee on their Support-Live-Chat. The guy told me it'd be compatible with Carbide Air 540. I just forgot to ask him if I could mount it only on top or are there any other spots. I'd appriciate an answer from you thdarkshadow :) 
BTW. I RECOMMEND NZXT SUPPORT SERVICE :) 
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February 25, 2014 11:18:28 AM

I know top will work and if the water tubes are long enough I believe it will fit the front. The front is supposed to fit up to a 360mm radiator or it'll fit three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans. So you should be able to mount a 280mm radiator on the top and/or front. I haven't water cooled in this case myself but I've seen plenty of other people put large radiators in it. Just from my experience there is more than enough room and there are a ton of mounting holes so you should be able to fit anything on the top or front
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