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post #1 of 18
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As the title says...

I like a lot the HAF-X, but it bothers that it has few holes for cable management, I want to build a clean system!

Are there any other cases on the market with 200+ mm fans ONLY? I don't want to use any sub-200 mm fans to keep the noise down!
post #2 of 18
FT02 has 3 180mm fans and 1 120mm... you could just take out the 120.
post #3 of 18
HAF 932 and HAF X are very easy to use for cable management.
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post #4 of 18
the HAF X actually has pretty good cable management

it only lacks in the look department but that's just my opinion
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post #5 of 18
Haf X good for cable management. looks are on the rugged side. Corsair 800D better bale management and more refined looks.

The NZXT phantom is a great case for both looks and cable management and comes in a range of colours.
post #6 of 18
I just got an AzzA Hurrican yesterday.
I'd say the cable management is pretty good, and it has 4x230mm fans, with the grills for 4x120mm.
There are 2 120mm in the front of the case, but they are strangely low RPM and pretty quiet.
And because the post below mentions these things, the Hurrican has 4 easy swap, tool-less bays, dust filters for the front and bottom 120mm and PSU, CPU cutout, and an included fan for the right panel behind the CPU.
Edited by Nixuz - 5/20/11 at 5:09pm
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post #7 of 18
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Screw the HAF-X. Screw them all. I'm getting the new kickass Xigmatek Elysium! Yessir

This case is as close to perfection as you can get. Tons of space (can house the EVGA SR-2), countless cable management holes, lots of cooling options including the possibilty to install big 200mm fans and dual rads, 12x 5.25" bays, 10 expansion slots, HDD hot-swaping dock, dust filters, CPU cutouts, dual PSUs and it's even possible to install a fan behind the motherboard! Amazing
post #8 of 18
That is stupidly big. Unless you plan on a SR-2 then its a waste. Any case can be made to have good cable management. Look at this pic for a system installed in one. LOL
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...ower-case.html
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post #9 of 18
I would take a look at the Fractal Define R3 or the Define XL.

I own the Define R3, but the XL is just a larger version of it with a seperate compartment for half the HDD bays and the PSU.

The R3 has potentially 4 fan slots where you can mount 140mm fans; the two top slots, the bottom intake and the side door slot. Then there is the back slot where I have my CoolIT ECO in-taking and the two 120mm intake fans in the front.

In terms of cable management it has lots of holes cut with rubber things in them to put the cables through, the hard drive bays are placed so that the cables can be routed out the back and up and around so only the end of the cables are showing when they plug into the motherboard.

In my basement here with my CoolIT ECO I run my overclocked Q6600 and it never goes above 60 degrees while gaming. You really can't go wrong with a Fractal, and its only around 114$.
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