Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

dexvx

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So after being made fun of for having a Strix 3080 that won't fit their case, I think the best course of option is to go with a new case. I currently have a Fractal Meshify-C and I like it's rather small size.

Are there any suggestions for the most compact case that can do the following, in order of importance:

1. White, since this is a 3080 Strix white.
2. Has 320mm GPU clearance (3080 Strix is 319 mm long)
3. Fits a 360mm radiator; I have a Corsair H150i (this is actually optional but highly preferred). I'm okay with taking the middle fan out for clearance purposes.

I was set on the Fractal Meshify 2 Compact, but the white SKU is OOS everywhere, so never mind to that.

Edit: Based on some of the suggestions, included some case dimensions for comparison purposes


CaseVolume
Fractal Meshify-C (my original)
360mm front rad
GPU ~290mm with front rad (25mm fan)
36.8L
40.5L including feet
Corsair 4000D
360mm front rad
GPU ~360mm (~310mm with front rad?)
48.6L
Fractal Define R7 Compact
Fractal Meshify 2 Compact
360mm front rad
GPU ~310mm with front rad (25mm fan)
39.3L
42.5L including feet
Fractal Meshify 2
Should fit everything
58.9L
61.6L including feet
Lian Li O11 Dynamic
Should fit everything
54.0L
Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini
360mm top rad only in mATX/ITX configs
GPU 395mm
43.1L
Phanteks P360a
280mm rad max
GPU 400 mm (~350mm with front rad?)
42.3L
Phanteks P400a
360mm front rad
GPU 420mm (~370mm with front rad?)
45.9L
Phanteks P500a
Should fit everything
61.8L
 
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dexvx

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pendragon1 That is not bad.

Doing some more research it looks like a 360mm AIO drastically limits the chassis compatibility. I think in the future, I'm probably just going to limit myself to 240mm AIO.

Another interesting option would be the O11 Dynamic Mini, but you can't really use the 360mm rad.

I have a CoolerMaster NR200p, and while it physically fits the a 3070 Strix, I feel the airflow is restricted due to its large size.
 
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pendragon1
Another interesting option would be the O11 Dynamic Mini, but you can't really use the 360mm rad.
What motherboard do you have dexvx?
If its a matx or itx you can fit a 360mm in the top of the o11-d mini if you move board down a section.

Addtionally they're releasing a snow all white version either this month or next, the only drawback is you need a SFX PSU.
 

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pendragon1 That is not bad.

Doing some more research it looks like a 360mm AIO drastically limits the chassis compatibility. I think in the future, I'm probably just going to limit myself to 240mm AIO.

Another interesting option would be the O11 Dynamic Mini, but you can't really use the 360mm rad.

I have a CoolerMaster NR200p, and while it physically fits the a 3070 Strix, I feel the airflow is restricted due to its large size.
it does. id consider a 280 as its closer to a 360 in performance.
 

dexvx

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it does. id consider a 280 as its closer to a 360 in performance.

The main problem I see with 280 is that it requires a 'wide' case. I've had issues mounting some 280's with taller memory (e.g. Corsair Dominator/Vengeance RGB Pro).

Also that Fractal Define 7 Compact looks nice.

****After watching the video again, a compact case will not allow you to install the GPU and 360mm AIO, since that an AIO 360mm would use up space thus leaving you no space for the 320mm GPU.
And definitely no option to install a 360mm AIO on top of the case.
It says it can support GPUs up to 360mm, but that's w/o a front fan, 340mm with a fan, and if you add 30mm for the AIO's rad? Then you're talking a mere 300mm left for the GPU.
So, looks like you'll have to get a case that's 18" deep at least.

Corsair H150i is 27mm thick. So the math should be (for Fractal Define 7 Compact):

GPU Length base = 360mm
360mm - 27mm = 333mm (just radiator)
333mm - 25mm = 308mm with standard 25mm fan or 318mm with slim 15mm fan.

So to fit the Strix 3070/3080, you would need to take out the middle fan. Not ideal, but it physically fits. Looking at the chart above, looks like the O11-mini might be the way to go in terms of flexibility.


Edit: Updated a chart with some suggestions in initial post to make it easier for new ppl
 
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dexvx

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What motherboard do you have dexvx?
If its a matx or itx you can fit a 360mm in the top of the o11-d mini if you move board down a section.

Addtionally they're releasing a snow all white version either this month or next, the only drawback is you need a SFX PSU.
I have a Crosshair VII Wi-Fi. I need to replace it with a white board, but apparently those are super rare from AMD or Intel.

The only all white motherboards I have are the MSI Z270 Tomahawk Arctic and the MSI Z299 Tomahawk Arctic.
 

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I'm sure that if you go regular Fractal Define 7 or Define 7 XL there will be absolutely no issues.

I'm sure that I could fit two 420mm in my Define 7 XL if I didn't need to use the storage configuration. Even with the storage configuration I could very easily put a 420 (or 480) in front and a 360mm on top.

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Of course, there is no universe where i'd consider my case as "small."
 

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The smallest case from SilverStone that will fit your requirement is the Precision PS14-E, it can fit your 360mm rad and fans in front with 330mm left for GPU. The case is 43.1L including feet. Unfortunately it does not come in white color!

The next one size up will be the Primera PM02, fits 360mm rad and fans in front with 363mm for GPU. 49.3L including feet and is available in white.
 

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I'm sure that if you go regular Fractal Define 7 or Define 7 XL there will be absolutely no issues.

I'm sure that I could fit two 420mm in my Define 7 XL if I didn't need to use the storage configuration. Even with the storage configuration I could very easily put a 420 (or 480) in front and a 360mm on top.

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Of course, there is no universe where i'd consider my case as "small."

Same with Meshify 2 and Meshify 2 XL - according to your leaning.

I think a lot of mid-size cases are more compatible with a 240 and 360 rather than 280 or 420 - due to memory clearance - they would need to be extra wide to accommodate 140mm fan/radiator width.
 
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