H80 + Motherboard + Case fitting problem

Hello

My previous thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/361310-31-serious-issue-cooling


This thread was about the issues I am having with cooling. My 3770k is getting up to 70-80 from intense use. Which shouldn't get that hot stock with an H80 liquid cooler.

I need a case that can fit my motherboard and H80. My current case just doesn't fit because the motherboards thermal and pump thing are blocking at the top of my case for usage there. And there's only enough room for the radiator and 1 fan for the top left corner.


Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131854

Liquid CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087


I think I need to return the case and get one that can fit properly.
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  1. I think I need to get a new case tomorrow or something really soon. Not sure when I can send this one back.
  2. Get a new case, the Coolmaster elite 430 is good for the price, then get a fan on the front, back and side, I have it and it is amazing.
  3. I need to find a case that is compatible with my motherboard and H80 liquid cooler. The current one doesn't have enough room anywhere.
  4. How am I suppose to find out if a case can support the motherboard+liquid cooler. Just doesn't seem possible to know until you try....
  5. Anyone have any recommendations?
  6. I would suggest the HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
    It's spacy, lots of good reviews, cheaper than your current one, and it supports liquid cooling.
  7. Well, I finally started peeking around and found this website:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1144409/h80-h100-case-compatibility-thread-page-1-for-full-listings

    Gives a big list, mine is actually compatible... if you only use 2 hard drives and mod it so it can fit in the front.... really funny but not going to happen. Anyways I will pick one on that list that fits no problem and hope for the best.
  8. Also I am going to go with the HAF 932 not sure the difference between the 912 other than it seems a lot better.
  9. HAF 932 is a Full Tower ATX Casing, the 912 is only a Mid-Tower.
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