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Old 02-12-2009, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about setting up a water cooling system in a few months, and I was wondering what are some nice cases for a basic internal water cooling system? I'd like one with a window, and not too expensive. I was looking into the Antec 900 or Thermaltake Armor+, but I'm not sure how much room they have.
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you know the 900 is a midtower right??

You need a full tower for wc.
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Make your own window your going to have to do some modding to internally mount anyway.
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Make your own window your going to have to do some modding to internally mount anyway.
and making your window is fun!

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antec p182's have holes in the back for water hoses...anyone ever used a p182 for watercooling? They are a super mid-tower. I have one , and thought....hmmmmmmm maybe someday. But anyway , that might be an option. They are well-built and look cool(IMO). Oh , yeah , I've seen mods where they have a clear side panel. Not sure about the cost though.
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you know the 900 is a midtower right??

You need a full tower for wc.
What about the 1200 then?

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and making your window is fun!

I would, but I don't have access to many tools.
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and making your window is fun!

Watched the vid and I feel inspired!! thanks
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Did you just quote yourself?!

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Make your own window your going to have to do some modding to internally mount anyway.
What would I need to mod with a full tower case?
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Don't double post!

Now some good cases that will work well with water coolign right out of the box include.

Cosmos S which will fit a triple 120mm radiator in the roof without modding.

The new Cooler Master Storm will fit a dual 120mm rad in the roof.

The 1200 is terrible for water cooling and would require significant modding to make it work.

Your basically looking for a large case without any fancy crap on the top and or something with a lot of front drive bays.
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Don't double post!

Now some good cases that will work well with water coolign right out of the box include.

Cosmos S which will fit a triple 120mm radiator in the roof without modding.

The new Cooler Master Storm will fit a dual 120mm rad in the roof.

The 1200 is terrible for water cooling and would require significant modding to make it work.

Your basically looking for a large case without any fancy crap on the top and or something with a lot of front drive bays.
Hmm... didn't wanna have to drop 200 bucks for a case though. If I got all the parts for a water cooling loop, it would be around 200 as well. So is there anything closer to 100 bucks, that would fit an MCR 220?
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