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Old August 2, 2012, 06:37 PM
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I am looking to move my x79 rig to a new case. My rig is currently in a Corsair 800d; GPUs and CPU water cooled. I am looking for something that can be placed on my desk, but at the same time not crush it :) I am looking for something that doesn't weigh a ton that can house a dual and triple radiator. The two cases that I am considering is MM H2GO and CM 690 II advanced. Each case has flaws. With the MM case the motherboard is acrylic and is pricy. The top of the CM case is recessed and the fans don't sit flush with the radiator. Also, modding the top to fit a triple radiator flush with fans looks like a pain in the ass.

So what does everyone think? Open to suggestions.
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Why not a NZXT switch 810? It can house the rads you want and it doesnt weigh a ton either
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Old August 2, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Desktop sized dual + triple is tough. Dual 2x120 has more options.

Get a bigger desk and put the 800d on it? The only cases that I can think of that will work with no/minimal modding are full size like the 800d, HAFX, Rosewill BLACKHAWK, MM etc.

Another consideration would be to have the 2x120 internal and have the 3x120 externally bracket mounted off the back. Or, Just be a total baller and get any mid case and then mount a huge rad on the floor or built into the side of your desk...

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Old August 2, 2012, 11:09 PM
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:/ I can not have an external radiator; I have a 4 year old and one on the way. I hate my 800d. Lots of little things about it that just didn't work for me. I don't care about having to work at the modding. The recessed part Of 690 II, is just bad design by CM. sure it adds a 1 or 2 mm more for a radiator, but the fans do not sit flush.
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Old August 3, 2012, 11:48 AM
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I have the NZXT 810 sitting in a box (thought I was going to start a new build) and its a great case that has tons of features but the only thing that I hate about it, is that its plastic and feels a little flimsy compared to the 800d which is steel.
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