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Old March 8, 2015, 06:34 AM
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Default ATX Cases with good Front/Bottom/Side rad support

I'm just idly wondering, since some replies in another thread piqued my interest, if there are any cases that fit the following:

- ATX
- Large (at least 2x120) rad support at the front, bottom, and potentially side
- filtered intakes
- Power supply not on the bottom
- Windowed

Let's say, for my paranoid self, that I don't want to put any rads in the top or the upper rear (typical rear tower output), so that if by chance I were to spring a leak, damage from dripping would be at minimal as possible. The PSU would be kept off the floor of the case to avert shorting. A big window would be nice to visually monitor the interior of the case for any problems (a problem I realize I now have with my HAF XB).

Maybe I should just flip my XB upside down, and output to a radbox.....
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Old March 8, 2015, 07:56 AM
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Not sure of any off hand that meet all those criteria, as majority of new cases have bottom mount PSU.
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Old March 9, 2015, 07:08 AM
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Why not a double compartment case like the Cooltek W2 or Corsair Carbide Air 540?
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Old March 9, 2015, 07:28 AM
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo / Pro

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Yes the psu is on the bottom but it has a PSU shroud if you're worried about leaks
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Old March 9, 2015, 10:31 AM
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Why not a double compartment case like the Cooltek W2 or Corsair Carbide Air 540?
I looked at the Air 540 pretty seriously before I bought my XB, before I came up with my above concerns. I've been looking at it again, and it seems to tick off most of the boxes, but not all of them. Offhand, I think bottom rad support was an issue. I'll take a closer look at that W2 though!
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Old March 10, 2015, 01:18 AM
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Phanteks Enthoo Primo / Pro

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Yes the psu is on the bottom but it has a PSU shroud if you're worried about leaks
I forgot about that shroud. That also reminds me of the NZXT H440. The PSU is isolated in that case as well.
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I like my phanteks case. Easiest case to water cool ever.
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Old March 10, 2015, 04:35 PM
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Those Phantek cases look awesome. I've been looking at them the last few days, and the new Evolv ATX just looks awesome. I kinda wish that little window on the Pro was useful for something though, like a res or something.
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I don't know if its true of all their cases but mine doesn't have any rivits... Every piece of it can be removed with screws... Not many cases out there have that feature.
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