Corsair Carbide 270R Review
With 170mm of headroom, most traditional tower heat sinks will fit in just fine. But you're not really interested in that are you? You want to know how many big rads this case can hold don't you, in fact, we doubt you're even read this sentence and have just skipped straight to the water cooling stuff.
Well the good news is that there's 140mm of room in the front of the case, so we're off to a good start, and with those pump/res mounting holes at the bottom you should be able to keep your custom loop nice and compact.
Well Corsair claimed you could get a 360 in the front and they weren't wrong. Granted it's tight, but a fit is a fit. If you're not in the mood for a 360 then console yourself with the fact it will take a fat 280 if you so desire.
There really is oodles of room here, and with the cable management holes above and inline with the PSU cover you're not going to be limited by the 24pin or GPU cables coming through and getting in the way. The only real limiting factor hear is the interplay between rad thickness and GPU card length.
You can get a 240mm rad up in the roof, Take a look at those fans though (yes we know those fans are the wrong way round), and you'll see that low profile RAM is your best bet as there's naff all clearance even with standard height RAM.
Corsair don't lay claim to being able to place a 360mm rad in the roof, but guess what, it is physically possible. Again, you're going to have to be prepared to take the rad and fans out if you want to access your RAM, and getting the 8 pin CPU plug and it's cable out the way will be a bit of a game, but if you're the sort who likes a challenge and have the skills to wave a modding wand then this might just be the challenge you're after.