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Suitable PC case for Massive Noctua CPU Cooler!

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June 26, 2012 11:29:52 AM

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

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

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2012 4:12:43 PM

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.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2012 5:58:49 PM

Corsair Carbide 500R is great - big mid-size, can turn the lights off, not flashy, removable drive cages.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2012 9:01:12 PM

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.
June 26, 2012 9:46:22 PM

Coolermaster Stormtrooper is very huge, its serieriously massive.
Yes very affordable and good value, thats if you're on a budget.