Help - suitable case for huge Noctua cooler


I'm upgrading my case & PSU, my current case is less than spacey... 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 (

But i'm unsure of the space for the cooler

It also has to cope adequately with SSDs as well as HDDs, I use 2 of each

Any advice would be most appreciated!

This is my current setup:

MOB - Asus P8P67 EVO R3 P67
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 (

But its the case i need advice on! :D
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  1. Don't repeat threads to get more hits. If its on the main page we will see it.
  2. The Fractal Design R3 XL is a huge case. It's an E-ATX case that will fit oversized motherboards, more HDDs than you can imagine and a huge cooler. If you've got the money to spare, it the R3 XL will give you a quiet, minimal case that will have enough room for almost anything you throw at it.

    Alternatively, an Antec P280 is also in the similar size and price category. That's what I use.

    Going down a bit, a Define R3 is also large enough to fit your cooler, according to Vortez:,8.html
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