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Corsair case for Hydro X series watercooling build.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

i would like to swap my old carbide 300r case. I am quite a beginner in custom watercooling world, but after i saw Linus Weird Off-Brand Motherboard video, i've decided to give it a try. Here is a list of HW i am going to work with:

CPU: intel Core i9-9900K

MOBO: ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F

GPU: ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080Ti OC

RAM: HyperX Predator (4x)

PSU: Corsair RM 850X (All white - include cables)

HDD: 2x M.2 on MOBO and 2x 2.5' SATA SSD

As you can see, most of my parts are black or white so my idea is to build black & white themed build with CPU and GPU waterblocks, reservoir/pump combo, clear softtubing and white (with tint of blue) RGB light. 

Which Corsair case would you recommend me for this build, that fits all my HW and Hydro X watercooling?

 

P.s.: I have already searched Corsair websites and their configurator, but they have so many cases in offer and i would like some recommendation from first hand watercooling builders (ease of build, thermals, troubleshooting, etc,...)

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18 hours ago, wolf1438 said:

P.s.: I have already searched Corsair websites and their configurator, but they have so many cases in offer and i would like some recommendation from first hand watercooling builders (ease of build, thermals, troubleshooting, etc,...)

I guess that kinda depends on what radiators are you going to be using. Are you going to be using dual 360 rads? A 360 and a 240?

 

Personally if I had to pick a Corsair case for watercooling/show build, it would be the 500D. However I have no custom watercooling experience (yet) so take that for what you will.

 

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I would have to agree the 500D is probably the best case for water cooling support. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Skiiwee29 said:

I would have to agree the 500D is probably the best case for water cooling support. 

Yeah me too. I found this build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnmIGnZaFK8 just instead of 500D RGB SE i will use regular 500D and ofc softtubing with 240 on top and 360 on front Also i would like to use raised GPU configuration for showcase. Unluckily the Corsair ran out of ROG STRIX RTX 2080Ti GPU waterblocks, so i have to wait 3 weeks to restock supplies. The second option would be Crystal 680x case. At the begining it was priced 250€ and now i found great deal at amazon with discount  just around 190€

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Corsair 500D and 680X are both good candidates for custom loops.  I don't have any photos yet of a 500D with Hydro X components, but we did have a 680X build at Computex for the Hydro X launch.  Sorry, not the best photo, but kinda gives you an idea.  The pump and res are in the back chamber.

 

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But why Corsair? Lianli 011 Dynamic is far nicer than whatever Corsair can offer


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

But why Corsair? Lianli 011 Dynamic is far nicer than whatever Corsair can offer

Yeah i saw reviews, etc. But there is on big problem with their revolutionary right sided mounted radiator. I have build in desk table with clearance on the left side. If i put the case on the floor, the right side of Lianli case with exhaust will be blocked by the left table wall. If i put it on the desk, all that hot air in these hot summer days will be blowing directly to my face. So no, thanks.

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1 hour ago, Corsair Nick said:

Corsair 500D and 680X are both good candidates for custom loops.  I don't have any photos yet of a 500D with Hydro X components, but we did have a 680X build at Computex for the Hydro X launch.  Sorry, not the best photo, but kinda gives you an idea.  The pump and res are in the back chamber.

 

 

Thanks, are those 240 or 280 mm rads? I can't see clearly from the picture. Also i have some questions about this particular case and build configurator. Here is a conig code: 7fZDj8. When i clicked on the build guide, it shows configuration with 3 radiators so its kind of misleading. Also I saw water pump attached to the back of the front cover. Are there some mounting points for included water pump holder rails? I saw how to video where they mount pump to the radiator. Also in build guide they recommend to use 280 mm rads. The think is i got a plenty of ML 120 PRO fans so if i use 240 instead of 280 would it be sufficient for cooling? In this particular case i would like to use top and bottom 240 rads with ML 120 PRO exhaust fans, 3x LL120 RGB as intake fans and 1 ML 120 as back exhaust/intake fan and put 2 RGB strips on top and the bottom of case corners. Also from the picture, when i use bottom rad with fans, is it still possible to mount gpu in vertical orientation? Is there enough clearence for PCI riser?

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Checked with our system builder that worked on that build for Computex, and he provided the following details:

 

  1. In the 680X build we used 280mm radiators.

  2. There is mounting holes behind the frontpanel on the 680X so you do not have to mount it to a radiator.

  3. Two 240mm radiators will work fine for CPU-GPU-GPU.

  4. With a radiator in the bottom there will not be space for vertical GPU.


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On 6/25/2019 at 12:55 PM, Corsair Nick said:

Corsair 500D and 680X are both good candidates for custom loops.  I don't have any photos yet of a 500D with Hydro X components, but we did have a 680X build at Computex for the Hydro X launch.  Sorry, not the best photo, but kinda gives you an idea.  The pump and res are in the back chamber.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So today i have finished the Corsair Hydro X build witch Crystal x680 case and here is the result. I had to swap Corsair GPU waterblock with EK Vector, because Corsair still has no stock for ROG Strix RTX GPU.

 

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