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So ive gotten a new mobo and the connectors is mostly all usb 3.0 connectors on the front and such, and the cable management can be well less then great and no psu shroud which sucks worse and drive cages is oddly placed, i currently have a corsair 780T and looking into getting deeper into water cooling so would any other cases fit the strix x570 e mobo connectors better and offer more airflow more rad space and or just overall better of all of the things?

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26 minutes ago, MissAuroraKitty said:

So ive gotten a new mobo and the connectors is mostly all usb 3.0 connectors on the front and such, and the cable management can be well less then great and no psu shroud which sucks worse and drive cages is oddly placed, i currently have a corsair 780T and looking into getting deeper into water cooling so would any other cases fit the strix x570 e mobo connectors better and offer more airflow more rad space and or just overall better of all of the things?

Dang that's an old case you got there haha, well anyways... The Define Meshify S2 would be a great choice for watercooling without going to the huge cases.

 

The Evolv X looks nice, but is actually a terrible case for watercooling considering its size, and has pretty darn bad airflow no matter what you do.

 

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On 4/4/2020 at 5:36 PM, Curufinwe_wins said:

The Evolv X looks nice, but is actually a terrible case for watercooling considering its size, and has pretty darn bad airflow no matter what you do.

Fortunately the P600S is a Evolv X with different exterior panels ;) 


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34 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Fortunately the P600S is a Evolv X with different exterior panels ;) 

Lol yes, but not nearly good enough to be 'good', and it's ugly AF compared to the Evolv X (or IMO Define series, but that's more up to taste haha).

 

Plus even given it's size, the P600S isn't anything special at compatibility (let alone airflow). I guess if you do 120mm stuff it's fine, but 120mm based solutions are noticeably inferior compared to the 140mm equivalent (both in absolute perf and more important noise efficiency).


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On 4/6/2020 at 2:44 PM, Curufinwe_wins said:

Lol yes, but not nearly good enough to be 'good',

???

You do know the front plate pops off to reveal a mesh panel right? Basically making it on par or better than the Meshify S2 (mostly because the filter on the S2 is thicker, and therefore makes it better at catching dust)

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2 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

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You are right, I did forget that completely. Then it's mostly down to personal preference as both have tradeoffs inherent in design.

 

I will say that for a custom loop in particular, the single feature I wish my OG Define S had that it doesn't is a removable-from-the-front lower filter. It is an absolute PITA to remove clean a filter from under the PC when you have to remove it from the back and the PC itself is as heavy (and potentially fragile) as these systems can be. 


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