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#1
I'm looking for a case to move my main system into. See specs for details. Requirements are:
Must fit a 360 rad in the top.
Have at least 3 2.5" bays, preferably 4, 5.25 and 3.5 not necessary.
Uhh, I guess those are the only two.

Thanks.
 
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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022

I love this case. I own two of them. You can fit an even larger rad in it than you want. All the SSDs install behind the mobo and there is room enough for the amount you require +. Its a sweet case that works well and cools well.
 
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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139022

I love this case. I own two of them. You can fit an even larger rad in it than you want. All the SSDs install behind the mobo and there is room enough for the amount you require +. Its a sweet case that works well and cools well.
I have the 540 right now. A 360 only fits in the front. And since moving to a 360 rad my GPU idle temps have gone up 10°C.
 
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Budget ? There are lots of cases to fit those requirements, it comes down to your preference and budget.
 
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Air 540 is a nice case. I have my 7900X in one.

Look at the Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ATX GLASS

3-120mm fan slots in the top.
 
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Budget ? There are lots of cases to fit those requirements, it comes down to your preference and budget.
Budget is flexible. I'm just looking for recommendations and seeing what appeals to me.
 
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I’d personally stay away from the evolv case.

I own one it’s a great looking case and very good build quality but the air flow in this case for water cooling is very poor.

There are several topics about the poor airflow performance of this case all over the internet if you want to do further research.
 
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It looks really good, kinda big for my taste but if you are doing some watercooling then it seems pretty awesome.
The price is high though, there are many cases to be found for that price, even caselabs ones.