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CM HAF or This??

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#1
I am buying a new case tomorrow, WOOHOO!! The HAF is on sale at the egg for $139 with free shipping.

But then I stumbled across this, but can only find one review.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156231&Tpk=Monster

I think it looks beautiful, and with 4 Ultra-Kaze fans in it, it should do the job. Plus it is aluminum. No window, but I prefer to cut my own style. Interior is black andonized aluminum, so no worries about scratching. If I get the HAF, I want to replace all of the fans with 120mm (I do not like nonstandard fan sizes). It is a Raidmax, which makes me nervous, so I am putting it to the community. :)

HAF or Monster. Ordering at 9:00 a.m. CST tomorrow, so get your opinions in now. :laugh:
 
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HAF anyday, Coolermaster cases run rings round Raidmax :D
 
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+1 on the HAF
 
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Haf Ftw!!!
 
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I think the raidmax looks ergh D:

Go with the Haf!
 
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WOW!! This seems pretty unanimous. :roll:
 
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ya HAF
 

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HAF. No doubt about it. Love the looks
 
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Looks good, ALOT of room, and the cooling is damn hard to beat!
 
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I like my raidmax case and that one looks pretty sweet. I would go with whatever one you think looks cooler, but personally i would get the monster for the aluminum.
 
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#11
Tasters choice...

I just purchased the Thermaltake Spedo Advance package case. Worth taking a look at it. Has eight expansion slots and is all black on the inside with plenty of room...
 
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parts of the monster remind me of the NZXT Khaos (which i do not like, ie drive mounting system)
 
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HAF 932.
I have it on my third rig and it is great.
 

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I would probably say HAF, but that case is pretty impressive, at that price having a painted interior, don't see that often.
 
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I would probably say HAF, but that case is pretty impressive, at that price having a painted interior, don't see that often.
I haven't been impressed bu a case in a while and the HAF did that to me,i just love the looks and layout.

the only think about the raidmax is the blackout interior.

But thank for the heads up on the price savings on the half, i think that jut pushed me over the edge on that.

I think I will paint the whole case black and use white tubing on the water cooling setup with a inside top mounted rad, and fans with white blades, man i see it materializing right now before my eyes


thanks for the heads up.


+4 HAF..
 
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Does anyone else see a landslide here? :eek: HAF FTW. I really thought the Raidmax had a chance. :p

Ordering from the egg in the morning. Should be here Friday or Monday. Thanks for all of the advice and votes. I will post some build pics when it gets here. :toast:

Any advice on replacing those BIG fans with some 120s??
 
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Oo Sounds Good.
I am using the HAF now, and I love it. It has many possibilities and great space inside.
Like you said, I wish it came with a black interior also. But nothing a bit of paint or sound proofing won’t solve.

And tha fans are very easy to replace, 4 Screws it is pops off the top, then you just mount your 120mm fans up there with the screws. And OMG this case gives you LOADS of screws in the box.
 
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:eek: Wow that is some price.
It is a soild case, I started drilling into the side cage near the optical drives to root my cables and the metal didn't bend one bit.
 

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HAF.....I LOOOOOVE mine....