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I love my HAF 932, but I'm itching to upgrade that before moving to a new CPU/MB/MEM, also want a winter project.

I'm looking for a case that has the following:

  • Ample 3.5" SATA drive bays that are "plug-in" (meaning a power/SATA bracket at the back of the drive bay, and tool-less install). I currently have had the back of my HAF 932 off for over a year from swapping drives in and out, and having to unplug cables each time.
  • Room for a 360 Radiator + 3x120mm fans (on the INSIDE!!!)
  • Tons of airflow, I don't care about filters have never had a dust problem
  • External (front) USB 3.0, eSata
  • And the obvious aesthetics, cable management and build quality

Honestly have been lazy and haven't really looked much on Newegg and others
 
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Pickup a USB 3.0 Dock & a Corsair case.

EDIT:

Maybe an Antec 1200?
 
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Yea, I was just about to say the obsidian. I'm sure there are other cases out there that support what you want though, and probably cheaper.
 

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Go to mountainmods.com . There pricy but dam those cases give you so many options that to me beat any thing and you can even have one made that fits 2 PCs in to as well lol.

Although you might need some extra fans ;).
 

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Level 10 GT has everything you want minus the 3 x 120 rad,it can hold a 2 x 120 though :)
 

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I was looking at the Level 10 the other day Athlon. I like it alot.
 

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Level 10 GT has everything you want minus the 3 x 120 rad,it can hold a 2 x 120 though :)
I can't give up my 360 rad!

Damn, someone please make a case that has everything I want and be less than $100 :laugh:
 

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PROTIP: While cases having hot swap hard drive bays is cool, in my experience they usually wear out and cause connectivity issues. If you are planning to often change drives for some reason, I would grab a dock!
 
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If you love your 932 why not simply upgrade to the HAF 942/X? It is a great case and if you like your current case I'm sure you would like it, it also meets all of your requirements.
 
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PROTIP: While cases having hot swap hard drive bays is cool, in my experience they usually wear out and cause connectivity issues. If you are planning to often change drives for some reason, I would grab a dock!
Not that often, I just hate fussing with cables when I do!

I have a second primary drive for my work laptop, have a Dell that has a tool-less hard drive holder, it's very handy.

If you love your 932 why not simply upgrade to the HAF 942/X? It is a great case and if you like your current case I'm sure you would like it, it also meets all of your requirements.
I would, but it only has a single docking bay, I'm looking for the HDD bays to have hot-swappable backplates, to avoid messing with cables when moving drives around. See the picture I posted above.
 
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Not that often, I just hate fussing with cables when I do!

I have a second primary drive for my work laptop, have a Dell that has a tool-less hard drive holder, it's very handy.



I would, but it only has a single docking bay, I'm looking for the HDD bays to have hot-swappable backplates, to avoid messing with cables when moving drives around. See the picture I posted above.
It actually has compatibility for 2 hot-swappabable drives, I am using them for both of my hard drives right now.