Suitable PC case for Massive Noctua CPU Cooler!

Hi all,

I'm shortly going to be upgrading my case and PSU

my current case is less than spacey and it's a cable nightmare!

what I would like is a case with adequate space, especially given that the Cooler is massive!!

I also would like something fairly straight forward, i'm not into perspex and LED's

for example I was looking at:

Fractal Design Define XL

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-FD&campaign=pcm/googleshopping

It also has to cope adequately with SSD as well as HDD, I use 2 of each

Any advice would be most appreciated!


This is my setup:

MOB - Asus P8P67 EVO R3 P67 MoBo
MEM - 8GB 2x4GB CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 7970
ENC - CMaster Elite 430 black
CLR - Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator
2 x HDD
2 x SSD
1 x DVD

PSU wise I'll be getting a XFX XXX Black 850W

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=165
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  1. NZXT Phantoms, you could fit a boat in them!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=nzxt+phantom&x=0&y=0

    They're a lot bigger than they appear in the pictures BTW, I was a little shocked when the Fedex guy put it on my porch.
  2. The Noctua NH-D14 isnt that tall at 160mm.
    According to Fractal the Define XL can take CPU coolers up to 185mm, so the NH-D14 will fit no problem.
  3. Case:SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163161#top
  4. Corsair Carbide 500R is great - big mid-size, can turn the lights off, not flashy, removable drive cages.
  5. It should fit in most mid towers, I know it will fit into a Fractal R3, Antec 902 and Coolermaster 690II because I've tried it myself.
  6. Coolermaster Stormtrooper is very huge, its serieriously massive.
    Yes very affordable and good value, thats if you're on a budget.
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