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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Tsiap, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Tsiap New Member

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    Just checked it! Order it?
    Any thoughts on this?
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    I will change all the leds to blue or white -I hate red!-
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    imho its an ancient case design with some improvements added. I'm not sure if you are buying this, already bought it, or are looking for reasons not to buy it, but I am in the don't buy it category! I'm in the cancel that order and buy something once more educated?

    Air wont pass through the front of the case with the HDD racks designed like that (and they arent removable). Its tight inside, and even though there are holes for wire management, I bet there isn't room behind the tray to really utilize it. Lastly there is no USB 3.0!

    Hope this wasn't a swift kick in the grapes, but to me a case goes way beyond the chunky plastic on the front and cool LEDs;)
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    You just killed me!
    The reason why I wanted it was the air flow and the "space" provided, cause in my new build I want to go water cooling so I need some space! I haven't ordered it, that's why I ask for opinions!
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    there are too many cases to buy something along those lines. Looks are a huge part though too, and I understand if your heart is set on this.

    Can I ask what sort of budget we are looking at using?
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    The looks is of course a huge factor, but not the main, cause what do i do with just the looks and no space?
    My budget for the case is ~200$ but in Greece there isn't a variety of cases, so I must order internationally which will cost more
    What do you suggest?
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    Was reviewed right here on TPU
    Quite some time ago I might add
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I'm not very familiar with e-tailers in greece. If you can provide a link to a shop it would help....does Scan send things there?
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    By the pictures he posted the cage looks removable to me? :confused:
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    First thing I've checked, unfortunately no :(
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    You are correct, I missed the screw and latch in my quick pass. I still think there are better, I just need to find a place I can send links from with suggestions.



    @ Tsiap...is that $200 USD?
    Are there space restrictions where the case is going, do you want mid tower or is full tower ok too? The more info you can provide, and what sort of future plans you have, I should be able to fit you with a few to try to locate locally.
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    IMO GMC designs horrible cases. Listen to Sneeky he is the best person here to ask about cases!
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    Yeah, sorry forgot to add details
    So, I've got a N580GTX which barely fits in my Cooler Master Elite 334 NVIDIA Edition, and I'm gonna buy either Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z or Extreme motherboard
    Also I will go water cooling and I'd like the pump and the cooler to fit in the case, outside there's a great chance someone to drop them
    Finally I wouldn't like my case to have much much space but to look like a big brick if you know what I mean...
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    Can you get most Cooler Master or Corsair cases?
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    The only cases available are these 1 2 3
    Very little of Cooler Master and almost none Corsair
    I almost always buy from international stores, but it's the first time I buy a case, so I don't know where to search, cause they are big items which can't be shipped easily :cry:
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    That was before I seen one it person. Sneeky nailed it on this one saying that the insides are cramped and the airflow is restrictive. A friend of mine built a PC with this case and little things started breaking on it quickly, he ended up selling it on ebay (making quite a profile due to everyone thinking its badass) and then picking up a Corsair 600D.

    Maybe this one?

    http://www.multirama.gr/products/product?pid=0597552&catid=020700
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    from the link you posted, and within your budget, here are my three picks:
    http://www.multirama.gr/products/product?pid=0598541&catid=020700
    http://www.multirama.gr/products/product?pid=0526947&catid=020700
    http://www.multirama.gr/products/product?pid=0512365&catid=020700

    The HAF932 is the HAFX essentially, you just get a few extra parts to hide wires and add cooling to the end of that 580 you said you want in there. All three cases should offer decent airflow and good feature sets, while staying in your budget.

    Of course if you or anyone else has other e-tailers the pricing and options may improve.
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    Thank you I really appreciate your help, I was about to buy the H80 and face the disappointment! I really like the HAF X,I will decide later on after I go and see them!
    Meanwhile if you come across any other site that may ship to Greece I'd be more than grateful to give it a look
    And again thank you guys!
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    @sneekypeet,erocker thank you for the sites, when I get back home I'll search them for good!
    The ideal case for me would be a full tower, with good air flow, USB 3.0,fans on top and bottom and a see through side! But I don't like the brick design of the HAF series, I find it ugly, I want a poser one! :p:p (If I can't find a satisfactory enough, I guess I'll get the HAF X, ugly but very functional for what I want)
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