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  1. Howard New Member

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    hello guys, i'm bout to upgrade to i7 system..
    i've already got 920 Corei7, EVGA X58 E759, Dominator GT Mhz1866 C7, HX1000 Corsair PSU, EVGA NIC, XFX285XXX, X-Fi Fatality Titanium, and HDDs.
    currently i can only afford as far as air-cooling, but do hv long-term plan for watercooling within next year,
    the problem is which case should i buy
    (2fans Radiator) CMStorm Sniper or HAF932 ?

    please give your best suggestions or ideas! thx a lot!

    weblink below is my current RIG:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2122.html
    as u can see, this case can't handle my future liquid-cooling system.
     
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    Haf932
     
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    Such a classy system deserves to be in a classy case. Neither of those cases are classy. Lian Li or Silverstone. :)
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I agree with erocker.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    so are you saying i need a classy case to?

    dude get what YOU like and what YOUR budget allows for. i still am a big fan of the CM 830 cases. bit old but get a dremal and a little patience and it can be a great case.
     
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    Any Lian-li's would do:)
    they have good quality cases;)


    @freaksavior: nice Avatar!!LMAO!!:laugh:
     
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    ARMORSUIT PC-P50R ?
    i like this one, if it Lian Li..
    but i'm worrying that isn't as roomy as HAF932 in watercooling?
    no pre-drilled holes for 120mm radiator, causing trouble..

    but anyways, thx guys!
     
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    Agree, I have a $70 PC-7a, and its quite roomy as it is. I'm sure there's much larger.
     
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    once for all, i've decided to get a Cooler Master ATCS 840
    hope i made the rite decision..
     
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    I'm with reverze - that case looks fantastic and from having past experience with several SilverStone cases I can happily say the build quality and cooling have been exceptional.

    With a nice red (or whatever colour) LED fan at the front and one at the back, that thing will look even more incredible! I'm actually starting to get jealous now even though I love my case I really freaking like the FT01.

    Ymmm.... stealth the drive bays as well.

    :rockout:

    Awww bollocks I'm too late. Do I smell a worklog Howard?
     
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    Im getting one of those Silverstones next week (all black interior model though ;)) just such a gorgeous case.

    I guess it boils down to A. Budget and B. Personal preference. Out of those 2 listed, however, id go with the HAF.
     
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    Out of those 2 HAF 932, but I agree with everyone else here. Lian Li.
     
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    ok finally i've gone off course, surprsingly i picked ATCS840 !
    pls share what u guys think about this huge case, thx!
     
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    If that's the one you want and like the most, excellent!

    Can't say I like it, but what the fuck does my tastes matter.

    ;)

    I hope you post pictures of when you start your build!
     
  16. kyle2020 Guest

    Those ATCS' are built like tanks and are damn good looking.

    Build log! :D
     
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    Hmmmmm... for the 150$ budget, is HAF 932 the best? I've always loved the HAF 932...
     
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    actually this is my 2nd build since 2007, and i wouldn't build new system if
    the mobo didn't go mad hehe.

    and yep absolutely, i will show the progress pic of my next build,
    if there's any pros and cons all opinions is welcome here !
    maybe at the initial moment, won't go too far with the cooling yet..
    still learning how to set a good water-cooling system..

    i've been looking for cheaper anodizing workshop around (interior of ATCS840), but
    finally think i would do the repainting (spray coating) job myself since it's too expensive by buying the service out there, way out of my budget..
    will make my build as simple and sexy possible!

    as for dudes who been encouraging me to get Lian Li.
    i did some research, indeed Lian Li got better material compared to Cooler Master in some way (P-50R or P80), but for future upgrades, personally i think ATCS840 doesn't require personal mod as much as lian li's? maybe u guys can correct me on this..

    thx! any better ideas or opinions, welcome to share!
     
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    no case requires "mods" for upgrades. Everything is built to a standard.

    Now watercooling and stuff, mods are the least of your worries.
     

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