I'm going to keep my C70 alive forever. It's the best case I have ever bought. Almost everything is metal, and it takes all the abuse without complaining.
Bought new in 2014, its first use was with a P5n-D and a core 2 q6600, with a pair of gtx 465's in sli. It has been through a myriad of builds since then.
All of which had been air cooled or clc.
Until recently, I had been running an Arctic LF280 at the top(not supposed to fit 280mm radiators) and it barely
Since this case isn't equipped for a 280 rad; only two 140 fans, any 280 top rad can only be held with 4 screws
It did manage to cool the vrm exceptionally well..
It just was a nightmare to R&R with this motherboard.
But! I finally decided to dive into custom watercooling... and it turned out to be an even bigger pain!
Doesn't compete in the realm of aesthetics, But it works great!
Tubing is messy because I wanted a specific flow.
These are from ~3 months ago, when I first assembled it.
The pump/res fits perfectly under the disk drive, and I've added some foam pads for vibration damping.
I have since replaced the clear tubing with epdm for longevity.
Didn't take any pictures then because it was an immense pain, and I wasn't in the mood.
Here's one from 5 minutes ago:
The lighting isn't great atm, but the temps are!
Hottest I ever see on the cpu is 73c @~95w
The gpu only gets to 46 at ~360w!
Hotspot remains roughly 54-56, memory stays at ~54 also
Using Kritical 1.25mm pads.
No way to measure loop temp currently, But it's on my list.
Intake is 4 Noctua NF-P12, two in the front and two on the lower rad, pulling air over the drives.
Exhaust is 2 Arctic P14's at the top, and one corsair case fan from 2014 at the back.
Don't know how much its actually doing, But I'm keeping it alive too. I drop some 3 in 1 in the center of it every 6 months or so.
I don't really think my block/rad order is doing much, But I'm surprised temps aren't worse with how I'm recycling air.
Truly the best case investment of my life.