Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help choosing the right case for internal dual rad build

Last response: in Overclocking
July 29, 2011 7:06:44 PM

I'm currently looking for a case that will work well for an internal water cooling build using one 360 rad and one 240 rad. Below is a list of the components I plan on including in this build.

CPU: i5-2500k OC'd to 4.3-4.8ghz [...] 6819115072
MB: ASRock z68 extreme4 [...] 6813157250
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 CAS 9 (timed to CAS 7 still at 1600)
Hard Drive: Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB (HD103SJ) [...] _-22152185
SSD: Intel 320 128GB [...] 6820167051
Video Cards: Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 x2 crossfired [...] 6814102915
Optical drive: LG WH10LS30 Blu-ray player w/writer [...] 6827136186
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Premium home
Mouse: Roccat Kone [+] [...] 41bd6febfe this is the only place I've found it for US buyers so far. Any suggestions either on other mice or where to buy this one are still welcome.
Keyboard: Steelseries Merc Stealth [...] 6823239006
Monitor: Dell P2411h
PSU: Corsair HX1050 [...] upply.html
Cooling: Pump:Swiftech MCP35X
Radiators: Swiftech MCR320-QP and MCR220-QP
CPU HS: Swiftech Apogee XT rev 2
GPU HS: Swiftech hd6970 + MCW82 combo
Fans: Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1850rpm

With the above build in mind, I am looking for as many case suggestions as possible that would fit this build of a 240 and 360 rad. I am currently looking for a full tower case with excellent cooling and noise qualities. The larger the list of possible cases/manufactures the better, as I would ultimately like to find one that will look good too, because it will be sitting right next to me for many years to come. I have looked at reviews for a couple cases I thought might work, but the reviews were mediocre. (The Antec 1200 and Antec DF-85) Any suggestions or links to places with a great list of cases that would work for this are appreciated. Also, I am not afraid to do case modding if needed, but I would like to keep it to a minimum.

August 3, 2011 2:11:28 AM

My favorite is this one, cause its very stylish as well, its avilable in white or black and several other colors:

This particular case supports a internal 240 RAD on top. In addition, you may install a external Rad of any size on the side window, perhaps a 360, using swiftech Radbox

Tom did a small article on it, look at picture 12: