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Best Gaming Case 2014

Need help choosing the best case for gaming and it needs to accommodate a NZXT Kraken X60.
I have a short list:
Cooler Master HAF X - would need modifying to fit Kraken
Cooler Master Storm Trooper/Stryker - both compatible
Thermaltake Core 71 - compatible I think
Thermaltake Urban T81 - compatible
Thermaltake Chaser A71 LCS full tower - unsure

Any other suggestions for cases? Or should I choose a different water cooling system?

Budget is £150 for case and £150 for water cooling. This is a pc build for my brother who would like water cooling system since he will overclock his CPU and GPU.
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  1. Corsair Air 540
  2. I recommend he get a mid tower case as a full tower is probably overkill for his build.

    I also recommend a Noctua NH-D15 which will cost much less than the x60, perform exactly the same, and make less than half the noise.
  3. Vistary said:
    Corsair Air 540


    Wow it looks like beast, so wide but stumpy haha.
  4. tiny voices said:
    I recommend he get a mid tower case as a full tower is probably overkill for his build.

    I also recommend a Noctua NH-D15 which will cost much less than the x60, perform exactly the same, and make less than half the noise.


    Oh okay that's interesting. Noctua air coolers are awesome, I have one for my build. In what scenario would you only recommend a full tower case. I would have thought buying a bigger case would allow you space for extra additions of components over the years.
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    If he had two top-tier GPUs like 780ti's or 290x's. OR if he had a custom water loop. Those are my ONLY two reasons to recommend a full tower.

    Nothing you can add to a computer really can't fit in a good mid-tower case. I am running an SLI and overclocked (heavily) setup in my Corsair 300r.
  6. tiny voices said:
    If he had two top-tier GPUs like 780ti's or 290x's. OR if he had a custom water loop. Those are my ONLY two reasons to recommend a full tower.

    Nothing you can add to a computer really can't fit in a good mid-tower case. I am running an SLI and overclocked (heavily) setup in my Corsair 300r.


    I'm running two R9 290x in my HAF X but with Noctua NH-D15. I bought it to build a custom water loop but still haven't done it lol. My Noctua is sufficient :-)
  7. Check my signature for cramming stuff into a mid-tower case :)

    Waiting on Broadwell and Maxwell to make a clean sweep and get a custom loop going.
  8. Eximo said:
    Check my signature for cramming stuff into a mid-tower case :)

    Waiting on Broadwell and Maxwell to make a clean sweep and get a custom loop going.

    If only components were people, they would feel claustrophobic in your case haha.
    But that's sweet, I'm waiting for that too and the damn Nvidia 800 series.
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