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Which Case?: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 vs Antec Gaming Series One Black Steel

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    ive had the 912 and i absooolutely loved it, awesome case, and the quality is amazing.
     
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    I like the Antec case more. The inside is painted black and looks minimalistic.
     
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    the inside of the other case isn't black? I'll have to take another look. I like the black inside also.
     
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    The Antec looks much classier. Dang, it sounds funny to say that:laugh:
     
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    if you intend on using USB 3.0 Youd need an expansion bracket for PCI bracket Mount or the 3.5 bay mount.
     
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    the classiest Antec case around is the P280 :D I know its not listed for the OP's options, but that case is one of the nicest and quietest Antec cases around. Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case

    Out of the above options, I would personally go with the HAF 912.
     
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    Someone else gave me that suggestion. However, I find the front to be particularly unattractive IMO.
     
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    ok honestly whats the purpose of the computer and where will this computer be placed at?
     
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    It will be placed near my desk, not many people but me will look at it, but thing is I like it to look good even if simple. I prefer all black.
     
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    I saw that one earlier. I was going to ask what you guys thought of it.
    After rebate, $29.99 for the case!!!

    wow 2,328 5-star reviews,
    only 22 1-star reviews.
    That says a lot

    Do you have any qualms regarding functionality?
    Which would you choose between the three?

    The bonus of the Antec Gaming Series One (original from OP), is:
    * black inside looks really nice
    * Tool-Less design, easy to insert/remove HDD.
    * USB 3.0 on front
    * Smaller physical size (just a little)
    * More lightweight (10 lbs vs 15 lbs)

    There's another benefit of the Antec Gaming Series One case:
    * Bottom mounted PSU. This is better to keep the case cool.

    There is also a very limited 30 day warranty for the Antec 300 case, which is a downside.

    I definitely think that considering all these factors, it's worth paying the extra $25 for this one.
     
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    Nice call! Let me take a closer look at that one. I saw it has a black interior and bottom-mounted PSU, as well as front USB 3.0

    It doesn't have as many drive bays, which is important to me.
    Only 3 reviews, so can't be sure about it.
    10% off, not $10 off. only $5 off (and $10 rebate). The fan is a nice bonus, but to me not worth losing so many drive bays.

    It's a very nice choice, but I think I'm going to again choose the Antec Gaming Series One.
     
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    I very much liked my haf 912. Great case. I think the corsair case is for you though.
     
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    I already decided I don't want the corsair one. I just need to decide between the original two in the OP. The 912 and the Antec Gaming Series One.

    I took a further look and I think I'm going to get the 912.
     
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    Me personally i like the Fractal Design Define R4 sweet case and very simple smooth design
     
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    I think it is a good choice. No it does not look the best, but how often do you look at it. Has good airflow. I put two 200mm fans in there and had great airflow and was pretty quiet.
     
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    922 is really good though and someone might have one to sell me; still waiting on the pictures
     
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    If you can get a 922 for cheap do it. Haf 912 is like a mini 922
     
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    No I don't think I can. It was a really old model and didn't seem in good condition. The inside was not painted, which was the real bonus of the 922, to me.

    So I'm most likely getting the 912
    EDIT: I just saw that the 922 just went on sale for a rebate of $15, dropping it to 79.99. I might be willing to pay that for the brand new one.

    I got this one! At only $39.99, it was a steal. I think I got the best value.
     
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    I will know if I like it when it arrives. Based off your guys' suggestions I chose that one.
     
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    which one did your order?
     

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