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Nonphixion

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i'm not against getting a new case. actually i kind of prefer a new case because i want the power supply at the bottom.

can you recommend a case that will fit an AIO for this CPU and this mobo?



and anyone else that would like to recommend something that's compatible. i prefer the AIO i don't want to deal with extra components.

@the_antsy_honda
All 3 120mm Fan AIO (most common) coolers will fit this case, and any ATX case (including this one) will fit that motherboard.

This case here (that many OT'ers love) has aftermarket bamboo fronts on etsy, apparently, if you want that aesthetic.

 

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i'm not against getting a new case. actually i kind of prefer a new case because i want the power supply at the bottom.

can you recommend a case that will fit an AIO for this CPU and this mobo?



and anyone else that would like to recommend something that's compatible. i prefer the AIO i don't want to deal with extra components.

@the_antsy_honda
I built in the fractal north with side mounted 280mm AIO to keep enough front space to clear a long gpu. You can get a 360mm in the front if you’re not using a 4080/4090.

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TomDlgns

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All 3 120mm Fan AIO (most common) coolers will fit this case, and any ATX case (including this one) will fit that motherboard.

This case here (that many OT'ers love) has aftermarket bamboo fronts on etsy, apparently, if you want that aesthetic.


no markings on the case i have, but it is 17.5 inches deep and 20.5 inches tall.

at this point, i'm probably just going to get a new case, mainly because i want the power supply on the bottom.
 

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found the case i have, i looked up the motherboard part number in my email and found the original order. i was way off....built this in 2007.


the top door/cover is not on there, i never installed it.
oh damn, those lian li clones were the fucking tits back in the day. wanted one sooo fucking bad around 2000~
 
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TomDlgns

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I built in the fractal north with side mounted 280mm AIO to keep enough front space to clear a long gpu. You can get a 360mm in the front if you’re not using a 4080/4090.

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how is that cooler connected to the case? i know screws are holding it in, but i assume it is using standard holes? does it ship with brackets?

can an AIO cooler work in my current case or are specific cases needed?
 

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how is that cooler connected to the case? i know screws are holding it in, but i assume it is using standard holes? does it ship with brackets?

can an AIO cooler work in my current case or are specific cases needed?
the mesh version of the north comes with a Side bracket for 2 x 140mm fans
 

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found the case i have, i looked up the motherboard part number in my email and found the original order. i was way off....built this in 2007.


the top door/cover is not on there, i never installed it.

Lol! Who didn't use a variation of that case back in the day. I have a bright green version of this in my basement.
 
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TomDlgns

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the mesh version of the north comes with a Side bracket for 2 x 140mm fans

interesting, so that AIO won't work with my case unless i want to start customizing it.

how do you know which cases are compatible.
 
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TomDlgns

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Lol! Who didn't use a variation of that case back in the day. I have a bright green version of this in my basement.

i bought this case long before synology NAS units were as common as they are today. i had a raid card with 5 or 6 hard drives in this case. worked very well for me at that time. i got my first 12 bay synology NAS around 2012 and migrated the files on the raid inside that machine and onto the 12 bay NAS. then once i reorganized everything on the NAS, the raid in the PC became my backup.

slowly over the years i added another NAS and ditched the array in the PC.
 
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TomDlgns

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That old full tower case you linked?
That thing has next to no airflow.
You need a modern case.

oh yeah i forgot about that. i actually noticed that immediately when i took the side of the case off (earlier), but between then and asking the question, i was on a few calls and forgot all about the airflow thing.

:rofl:

how do i know which cases can accept an AIO mount/bracket?
 
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Smahatma

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oh yeah i forgot about that. i actually noticed that immediately when i took the side of the case off (earlier), but between then and asking the question, i was on a few calls and forgot all about the airflow thing.

:rofl:

how do i know which cases can accept an AIO mount/bracket?
Probably the majority of enthusiast midtower cases currently on sale will allow at least 1 360mm rad and 1 240mm
 
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the_antsy_honda

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oh yeah i forgot about that. i actually noticed that immediately when i took the side of the case off (earlier), but between then and asking the question, i was on a few calls and forgot all about the airflow thing.

:rofl:

how do i know which cases can accept an AIO mount/bracket?
Get something that has a front mesh. It's fairly standard these days.

Common offerings:

Corsair 4000/5000D AIRFLOW
Phanteks P300/400A
NZXT H510 FLOW
Cooler Master NR600
Fractal Torrent variants
 
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TomDlgns

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Get something that has a front mesh. It's fairly standard these days.

Common offerings:

Corsair 4000/5000D AIRFLOW
Phanteks P300/400A
NZXT H510 FLOW
Cooler Master NR600
Fractal Torrent variants

i was looking at this, it has front mesh, but the side where the cooler would be mounted would be facing glass. however, i see that there are tubes between the heatsink and the fans, i assume that allows for the fans to be mounted to another part of the case...?

i wouldn't want the air blowing out towards the front of the case, i want fans in the front to suck air in and push it through the case.

 
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i was looking at this, it has front mesh, but the side where the cooler would be mounted would be facing glass. however, i see that there are tubes between the heatsink and the fans, i assume that allows for the fans to be mounted to another part of the case...?

i wouldn't want the air blowing out towards the front of the case, i want fans in the front to suck air in and push it through the case.

I don't get what you mean. Put the radiator as intake on front
 

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