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Looking for a cheap yet reliable water cooling case.

I'm looking to buy a case for my water cooling. I want to get upgrade to hard line from soft tubing. I'm using a pump and res combo from XSPC. I was checking out the Thermaltake core x71. The radiators I own are 360mm and 420mm. I'm running a GTX 1080 founder edition with a i7 7700k. I want a case with a lot of space that will support a 420mm and 360mm.
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  1. What do you consider cheap? Thermaltake is definitely the way to go if you're on a budget but want good quality and some premium features. Another good company is Phanteks, but I don't believe that they have a case that supports 420mm rads.
  2. DeltaTaco said:
    What do you consider cheap? Thermaltake is definitely the way to go if you're on a budget but want good quality and some premium features. Another good company is Phanteks, but I don't believe that they have a case that supports 420mm rads.


    cheap as in under 200
  3. Fractal Define S has room for 1 420 or 2 360s
  4. ThePlaneAddict said:
    Fractal Define S has room for 1 420 or 2 360s


    own that right now, not happy with it
  5. Mind letting me know why? its probably one of the best watercooling cases under 100 dollars. if you want serious support, go for a caselabs case or something. You've gotta be willing to spend over 200 to get something with more support
  6. ThePlaneAddict said:
    Mind letting me know why? its probably one of the best watercooling cases under 100 dollars. if you want serious support, go for a caselabs case or something. You've gotta be willing to spend over 200 to get something with more support


    I feel like there isn't much space. I have a 270mm res with a d5 pump, a 420mm on the top but i couldn't put on my last fan because the 360mm rad on the front it clocking the fan.
    I've been really looking at this core x71, it has loads of space.
  7. Omar14 said:
    ThePlaneAddict said:
    Mind letting me know why? its probably one of the best watercooling cases under 100 dollars. if you want serious support, go for a caselabs case or something. You've gotta be willing to spend over 200 to get something with more support


    I feel like there isn't much space. I have a 270mm res with a d5 pump, a 420mm on the top but i couldn't put on my last fan because the 360mm rad on the front it clocking the fan.
    I've been really looking at this core x71, it has loads of space.


    Yeah that's fair. It's a mid tower case you have to remember. The most it can hold at once is 2 slim 360mm rads which is impressive for its size. I've got a setup in the define s with a d5/res and 2 360s and it's tight, but then again, I like slim cases. Something to take note is when you hardline tube, if you are using 12mm od tubing, it will appear small. If you are going to go to such a big case, go for 16mm od tubing. I had 12mm in a corsair 800d and the case dwarfed the tubing. Another reason I went to the define s
  8. ThePlaneAddict said:
    Omar14 said:
    ThePlaneAddict said:
    Mind letting me know why? its probably one of the best watercooling cases under 100 dollars. if you want serious support, go for a caselabs case or something. You've gotta be willing to spend over 200 to get something with more support


    I feel like there isn't much space. I have a 270mm res with a d5 pump, a 420mm on the top but i couldn't put on my last fan because the 360mm rad on the front it clocking the fan.
    I've been really looking at this core x71, it has loads of space.


    Yeah that's fair. It's a mid tower case you have to remember. The most it can hold at once is 2 slim 360mm rads which is impressive for its size. I've got a setup in the define s with a d5/res and 2 360s and it's tight, but then again, I like slim cases. Something to take note is when you hardline tube, if you are using 12mm od tubing, it will appear small. If you are going to go to such a big case, go for 16mm od tubing. I had 12mm in a corsair 800d and the case dwarfed the tubing. Another reason I went to the define s


    Def. will go with 16mm, what are your views on the Thermaltake core x71??
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    I have no experience with it. It seems very good for watercooling but the negative reviews are mostly that it feels cheap, something to consider. I'd say go for it. It's your best bet if you want extreme watercooling on a budget. You'd probably have to consider bumping up the speed of the D5 if you fill the thing with rads, just because it is so much space.
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