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  1. reverze

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    I'm in the process of building a complete new setup and am trying to find a case. I am having an extremely hard time finding something to please me. The closet thing i've found to liking so far is the Cooler Master HAF 932. I'm considering this one, but the one thing I dont like is the side with the huge fan and the window at the top. If it was just a plane case door I would probably jump on this case in a heart beat, as I love the front design.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&Tpk=haf

    Does anyone else have any suggestions? I like a few of the ZALMAN cases a bit as they are a similar design, but they run a tad bit expsensive..
     
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    You seen the HAF 922 yet? I dont know if its been released yet, but it should be soon.
     
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    the HAF case worries me, the custom fan size means its hard to replace them if they wear our, or they're too noisy.
     
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    I don't like the theme of the case or the window either, the 230mm fans are not very good you can replace them with four 120mm x 25mm fans the dramatic temperature drop people receive with this case is due to it's size and massive ventilation not the 230mm fans. is the ATCS 840 out of your price range? i'm a small minority I like the Zalman GS1000.
     
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    Hmm.. I will check out the 922.. The fans worry me as well. I def would not use them because of noise. I also wish the inside was black instead of plain aluminum.

    I'll check out the ATCS 840 now too
     
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    Hmm I think you should get something other then the HAF case just cuz be different man it seems like everybody and there mother is getting that case personally i would go with something completely different or something like never seen but thats me i like to be different

    But ya that ATCS 840 case is sweet looking case i would go for that
     
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    because it has a lot of cooling options and features for it's price point.

    the 230mm fans are actually very quiet they just don't push enough air and have no static pressure. the ATCS 840 is pretty much a light version of the HAF 932 with some subtle changes overall it's bigger and aluminum.
     
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    What about an nzxt or lian li?
     
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    I still just wish I could go with the HAF 932 and have a normal no window or side fan on the case door still. Wonder if I could order one to fit somehow...
     
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    Hmm.. not bad either. Might need to add it to the list.

    Wish those coolermasters came like that
     
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    I just bought the HAF 932. All the 230mm fans are replaceable by smaller ones or really just about anything, there are many pre-drilled holes and such. I think the bigger fans are great for 1 main reason, lots of CFM at low noise. Restriction in air flow makes the noise so a 120mm fan pushing 100CFM is alot louder than a 230mm fan pushing 100CFM. I love the case and if they ever go out on me then I will either replace them or get 120s into the slots.
     
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    So you can basically do away with the fan all together then and leave that open?
     
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    Yes you can remove the fans
     
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    I think NZXT (pronounced n-zad) is always one step behind Cooler Master they never do anything innovative and they always release their cases at the end of the quarter. some other cases to consider Silverstone FT01, Zalman GS1000, ABS Black Pearl, ATCS 840.

    Fans are 700 RPM, 75 CFM, 19 dBA if those specs are true. they have no static pressure. HAF (High Air Flow) no fan filters, maximum cooling. this isn't a HTPC. gaming and silence is not a marriage meant to be.
     
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    Yes. Ive owned several NZXT. They're cheeeeaaappooo.
     
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    I am a huge fan of ZALMAN and am really liking the looks of that GS1000... hmmm

    As I stated earlier.. how much effort would it take to paint the inside of it black?
     
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    yeah you can leave the fans out. If you don't run any hot hardware or just have you normal hardware fans running (cpu/gfx card fans). If you are into high performance though I would leave them in, however the case looks straight up badass in my room the PSU and HD is already in and I'm ordering the rest soon.
     
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    I must say I do love the front design of the HAF 932 the most though. Maybe I will go with it and take the huge fan off the case door, and paint the inside black .. hmm
     
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    here is a video review of the GS1000 you know what is funny this case has no intake fans and it managed to hold record low temperatures on bit-tech case reviews for a while.

    you will have to take the case apart, and decide if you want aerosol or powder coat.

    oh and here is a beauty shot of the ABS Black Pearl
     
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    Guessing it would be rather cheap to do.

    Think it would be worth it?
     
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    I think so. Modifying stuff is a way to make it your own. You'll be proud of it, it'll make you happy. I think go for it either case you use it will rock. I have modified alot of stuff computers are just the beginning.
     
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    taking the case apart is probably going to be agonizing if it's your first time and you will need all the tools and painting supplies which wont be cheap, just send it to a professional and pay the extra.

    I can't believe you like the HAF style over the ATCS 840 style.
     
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    or you could just wait i'm sure Cooler Master is going to do a HAF 932 Black Edition, people are crying for it on their forums they have already done a 690 and Cosmos S Black Edition.
     

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