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Old 07-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm Looking for a new case for a new build in the fall. but i also am wondering why you would pick that case and the benefits of it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Mod a HAF 912. Best case I've ever owned. Small(ish), room for tons of hard drives (depending on how you mod it or how long your video card is -- I riveted the 4 drive bay onto the case itself and removed the 2 drive bay entirely)

Painted the inside black and cut a window. Looks good
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Ahhh ok I'll look into that case
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Everybody has different ideas on what they want for a case.
The things I look for are:
Easy wiring, cable management can make a big difference on how it all looks when your done
Bottom mount for the power supply
Easy access for fan filters, they can get dirty quickly in some environments
Fans....at least one in front, one in the back and or sides. Fans for the top and bottom would make for much better cooling too, at least 120mm . 80mm fans will be waaayy too noisy
A 3.5" opening in the front is nice so you can install a card reader
Plenty of depth for those skyscraper heatsinks (7.5" or more)
Plenty of length for those long video cards (about 12" free space)
I do like my cases painted on the inside...but that's just a personal preference

I do have a HAF 912 case for my main pc, I bought the optional 200mm fan for the top
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Question has one here made builds with the Haf XB. It Looks like a fun case.
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2 people that I know of have built with it here.
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Who Would that be?
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Hopefully they see this i want some feed back on it
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There's another case I've had my eye on....
Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 (CC-9011030-WW) Black Steel / Plastic ATX High Airflow Cube Case
It's about the same size as a normal mid tower but considerably wider. The PSU and other things hide behind a panel and make it look much cleaner.
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