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  1. Irish_PXzyan

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    I like the second one best if I had to pick.
     
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    yea looks very attractive :p
     
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    Looks nice!
    Sounds good and expensive :p
     
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    Oh didn't realize they were on komplett! Nice find!

    Actually that is such a great price!!!!
     
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    Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Cooler Master Storm Sniper™ "Black Edition" Ultra Mid-Tower Case - Black (SGC-6000-KXN1-GP)?
    Just wondering as I think I'm in the market for a new case.

    I like the CM HAF 922 also, torn between the two of them.

    edited: 1-18-10 @ 6:25
    reason: Just ordered a CM HAF-932 Full Size case this morning. As I plan to build a new system, I think full size might be the way to go. It leaves me a lot of different options.
     
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    Super small, terrible bay layout, a gimmicky little 80 mm fan on the window, and not even a 120mm exhaust... looks like its not even worth $50 yet they have it priced at an outrageous $85


    :roll:
     
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    I just looked at the link, noticed the gray stuff behind the MB window important in itself). Is it sound dampening stuff? Yup:

    Just a little sound dampening can help a lot. A two-panel bitumen treatment has to be awesome.
     
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    I plan on picking up the HAF-932 myself now :p
    Sounds too good to refuse!
    Some superb cooling going on inside is what I am after!
     
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    swap out the top 230mm with 3 silent 120mm

    and swap the side 230 with 4 silent 120mm and you will notice an even larger difference

    i replaced them myself with coolermaster 90cfm 120mm red led fans looks good sound lvl is very much acceptable (the machine is less then 6 inchs to my left on top of my desk) and the light show is pretty at night :roll:

    im also using positive pressure setup myself

    side panel and front 230mm bring air in the top 3 120s and rear 140 exhaust air keeps the case realtively dust free as far as the mobo ram gpus etc go just means i have to blase the fans a bit more often with the can of air which is much better then considering my location super dusty as it is having to tear it down and clean it once a month now i only have to do it once every 4months
     
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    The only downside I have with the hafs are : The airflow is so great that it's a dust magnet! The dust you see in the picture has been collected in a matter of 2 weeks. :laugh: But I dont care, cause I love my 922! :roll:
     
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    thats why you go positive pressure it cuts down on the dust by a significant amount in a haf i switched from negative to positive for that reason alone
     
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    Explain yourself please sir! :toast:
     
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    That's less than my system collects in a day :laugh:
     
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    basically

    i took off the side and top 230mm fans

    and replaced them with 4 120mm side fans and 3 top 120mm fans all are red led coolermaster 90cfm 19db 120mm fans

    the front 230mm red led and 4 side 120mm led fans all suck air in at 90cfm * 4 + 75cfm + 1 top fan nearest to the front just under the the the area for the water res if u went water cooling which adds up to

    525cfm of intake

    that leaves 2 top 120mm to exhaust and 1 back 140mm 60cfm fan as well to exhaust and the psu fan as well to a lesser extent and isnt counted here

    so thats

    525cfm intake and 240-280 exhaust

    basically with so much air being sucked in the air has no where to go since the ehaust fans cant get rid of it quick enough what this does is actually force air out of the perforation on the haf or pushes the dust back on the fans which results in my case looking dusty but a quick spray of air leaves it good as new as 90% of the dust is on the fans on the case or on the mesh that only leaves about 10% dust accumulation on the CPU heatsink / fan and on the gpus and since it results in a lot of direct cooling my 5850s never get hot and i can pump up to 1.5volts through my Phenom II 940BE on a xigmatek and still keep safe temps in a HOT enviroment were talking 90'F +

    also since the haf has so much open perforated mesh theres almost no hotspots

    Postive Pressure cooling for the HAF 932
    Pros :
    Less Dust
    more direct cooling
    lower temps
    easier cleaning

    Cons:
    dirtier appearance on the outside
    more fans needed making more noise more power consumption etc etc
    not as efficient as negative pressure in removing heat build up
     
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    Yeah i see you're an aussie, so for you its pretty logical!
     
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    eitherway from negative to positive i saw a drastic cut down in dust accumulation inside the case which is all that matters me because cleaning the damn CPU heatsink and fan + removing the gpus to clean them is a pain in the ass when i had to do it every 2 weeks
     
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    In Stock ?? Yea...right!

    Went to the local Frozencpu computer store this morning to pick up a new HAF-932 case.

    Their website advertises this case as "in stock". They also advertise a LOT of cases as "in-stock". I didn't see many behind the counter.

    So I drive the 20 miles to their store and I am told no-got, not in-stock at this time.
    WHAT?
    I mentioned that their website claims it is indeed in stock.
    The counterman tells me all that means is it is "in stock" in their west coast distributer, not in their store. Lol...thats great!
    I ask how long it takes to get it, he tells me "about a week".

    Now that really stinks, not only are they $20.00 more than everyone else, they are slower to get it to me.

    They probably buy them from TD or NewEgg and mark then up to sell to people.

    I went home and ordered the case from TigerD...it will be here by Friday and for $20.00 less and free shipping.

    Shady advertising or what?
     
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    No sir, its just that the case is sooo big that they need a C130 to transport it! ;) Its a nice case, have fun with it. A lot of companies do that, you buy first, then they tell you it ain't in stock, that you should wait a couple of days.
     
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    Haha...I've never seen one except for pictures. Are they that huge?

    Oh well, too late to change my mind now.:ohwell:
    I have lots of room anyways, it's going in my basement computer room.
     
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    Yes it is really big, I had the chance to see one in person, heck even the 922 is big, being a medium tower! Go figure lol. You'll definitely need both hands to carry it! ;) But its worth it imo.
     

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