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Message 1885100 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 18:13:14 UTC

I sort of like the Cosmos II cabinet

http://www.coolermaster.com/case/ultra-tower/cosmos-2/

But it seems impossible to fit 3 GPU liquid radiators to the front, there's far and I'm not sure there's room even if it could reach. I do like the option to fit 2 fans to the side since I plan to start out with 2 air cooled GPUs.

Also it very big, heavy and somewhat pricy.
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Message 1885101 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 18:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 1885100.  

Nice, some improvements on the Cosmos 1000 of which I have two. They are heavy but solid.
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Message 1885137 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 20:25:52 UTC - in response to Message 1885100.  

Newegg.com has a few more pictures and spes:
120mm Fans
Top: 120mm black fan x 1 (converted from 200mm fan x 1 / 140mm fan x 2 / 120mm fan x 3)
HDD: 120mm fan x 3 (2 for bottom HDD / 1 for Mid. HDDs)
Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
140mm Fans
Rear: 140mm fan x 1
200mm Fans
Front: 200mm LED fan x 1 (converted from 120 / 140mm x 1)

I kept looking at that top plate and think you could fit 2xRads up there ( it must be 200mm wide and 360 long by fan specs) Might be a 'made your own plate though.
1 more in back, 1 front, maybe 1 in lower drive bay (venting out the side)
It would be a challenge to get the airflow right for in/out.
And certainly no room for Liquid CPU cooling.
It would take some work I believe.

Zalster has picts around somewhere of his builds with 4 hybrids- Thermaltake cubes I believe. But I can't find them just now.
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Message 1885143 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 20:56:23 UTC

I do need CPU liquid cooling and I have 1 liquid cooled GPU now which I plan to fit in the back. So 3 more liquid cooled GPUs seems impossible to fit in that case,
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Message 1885147 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:04:13 UTC - in response to Message 1885143.  
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I think you can get 3 X 120mm rads or was it a 240mm or 360mm in the front of a Corsair 780T, certainly it takes 3 X 120mm or 2 X 140 or 2 X 200mm fans.....I've got one for my gaming PC. In addition to that, you can get 2 'double size' rads in the top and bottom of the case. It is a big case, though!
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Message 1885148 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:09:47 UTC

I'm going to try something like the Thermaltake Core X9 when I need new cases as the GPU's won't be stacked on top of each other and they should run cooler.

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Message 1885156 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:32:41 UTC - in response to Message 1885148.  

I'm with Wiggo.
If I were to buy a new case the Thermaltake Core X9 is the one that I would go with. The new video cards today are quite heavy and can break the MB slots, but with the X9 the MB sits flat like in a desktop case. This means no stress on the video cards or the MB. Also the price is decent.
I have a AZZA 9000 and a Corsair 900D, and they are nice, but today the X9 would be my choice.
Everybody has their personal favorites.
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Message 1885157 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 21:33:57 UTC - in response to Message 1885137.  

Todderbert posted in WOW about his case. That case would be AWESOME for a quad build
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Message 1885169 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 1885157.  

Do you mean this one?
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Message 1885171 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:28:48 UTC - in response to Message 1885169.  

Do you mean this one?
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Damn that's more than twice the price of my suggestion and it stacks its GPU's for good heat saturation. :-O

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Message 1885173 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:46:23 UTC - in response to Message 1885171.  

No that is not the one, I know they said that one but the one he has does places on the top to allow for radiator there, let me see if I can find it.
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Message 1885174 - Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 22:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 1885173.  

Ok, found it..

This is the one he bought
http://www.caselabs-store.com/mercury-s8-customizable/
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Message 1885199 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 1:32:16 UTC

I have one Thermaltake Core X9, runs fine with 4 x EVGA 1070 Hybrids + the CPU WC and keeps all organized and everything runs very cool.
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Message 1885204 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 2:29:57 UTC

Building 4 GPU host, which cabinet?

For best cooling, none,

Next best would be an Antec Skeleton


or a Lian Li Test case.

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Message 1885208 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 3:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 1885148.  

I'm going to try something like the Thermaltake Core X9 when I need new cases as the GPU's won't be stacked on top of each other and they should run cooler.

Cheers.

I have a Core X9 and it is huge. The Core X5 might be a better option for anyone planning to only use radiators up to 360mm.
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Message 1885311 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 18:27:43 UTC - in response to Message 1885208.  
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Why only 4 GPUs?

I just ran across this: New PCI-E 16X to 8 Port USB 3.0 Expansion Card for GPU Mining

I will buy the cases if you buy me the cards :D
It IS my birthday on the 24!
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Message 1885318 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 18:42:22 UTC

Use a 19" x 15" rack frame, PSUs & other "support" stuff in a 4U layer at the bottom, motherboard in a 6U layer in the middle, then radiators etc in a 3 or 4 U layer at the top. Plenty of space for circulation fans on the middle layer to keep the beast cool.
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Message 1885332 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 19:30:22 UTC - in response to Message 1885318.  

Use a 19" x 15" rack frame, PSUs & other "support" stuff in a 4U layer at the bottom, motherboard in a 6U layer in the middle, then radiators etc in a 3 or 4 U layer at the top. Plenty of space for circulation fans on the middle layer to keep the beast cool.

I think the Core WP200 might work along the lines of what you are thinking.
The expansion cabinet could be placed on top with four 600mm radiators.


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Message 1885341 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 20:27:27 UTC

Well it not easy deciding, not least for an almost total amateur when it comes to building a computer, have only done 3-4 more or less standard builds.

Will think about it and unless something else comes up I will go for the Thermaltake Core X9.
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Message 1885382 - Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 23:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 1885332.  
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Can you perhaps remove the wheels here?

Except for that, quite a bit of a monster this time and one that I would love to have.
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