Size wise no, the Fractal is optimized for noise reduction and would probably be the worst performer thermals wise. C70 isn't all that impressive. 500R will perform fine and fits perfect with the H100i. Storm Stryker is definitely the best but obviously more expensive. All that said I wouldn't be worried about airflow/temperature in any of them, though if I had to choose I'd go with the CM or 500R (I have the 500R).
Thanks for all the help, parts from Newegg are in and I'm heading to MicroCenter today for the CPU/Mobo combo.
Question about RAM, mine are perfectly fine correct? Thinking about bumping up to PC3 17000 or PC3 19200 from the PC3 12800. Would it make a drastic difference? Timing would be a factor I assume and if it's compatible with my Mobo.
Was typing out a response, then saw his picture of having already ordered the parts
Good choice with the mobo. $300 for the Sabertooth is insane. My friend has a CM Storm Sniper which is similarly beastly to that. I have a Fractal Design Arc Mini midtower that I'm quite fond of. Filled it up with the H100 radiator and 2x 120mm fans on top (too lazy to try figuring out how to push/pull that sucker), the 3x 140mm fractal fans for the front and back. Then a 180mm for the side panel and 140mm for the bottom. Plenty of cooling IMHO.
Are you not happy I suggested that PSU to go with the case? The metal connections are a little different but I like it.
Isn't there a fan connector somewhere else for the back fan? (On the motherboard) So the wire doesn't go across the board?
Love the case, though the top gave me some trouble taking off. Yup, really like the PSU and it goes amazing with the case. As for the back fan, the connector it came with was bad so I had to run it to the back.
A lot of people were saying the H100i stock fans are VERY loud, but I've yet to notice them. Maybe when I start OCing it will get loud?
I like it and I think the metal connectors on that psu are pretty awesome to say the least, only thing with that back fan is maybe routing over the top of the mobo to the back would look better as its a shorter run and you could mostly hide it with the fan itself. Aside from that the rig looks great.
Looks great. Nicely done. It sounds like you're very happy with it.
It's really easy to push past the wiring when you're excited about the build. After it wears off, buy a 100 pack of wire/zip ties and spend an hour or so on cable management. It will bring the feeling right back; especially with that case window!