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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Are there any alternatives to the HAF X with a slightly more elegant appearance, as opposed to the HAF X's rugged look? While still maintaining the following aspects:

-Vertical space
-Price
-Functionality
-Cable management features
-Space for a 360 rad
post #2 of 10
Seems the Obsidian 800D would be what your looking for. It's down right sexy and great for W/C but more expensive. I love my Haf X but if I had to do it again I'd get the 800D
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post #3 of 10
There's nothing like it in that price range. You can get a Lian Li A71F or A77F with an additional side window panel and 3 hole top panel, but that will cost you like $400 in total, and you still won't have a black interior or as good cable management. The Corsair 800D is the closest thing to matching its features and actually is quite a bit better than it for watercooling but as noted its a bit more expensive. TJ07 is also an alternative but it doesn't have as good cable management, lacks USB 3.0 support, and doesn't have a black interior.
Edited by catcherintherye - 5/25/11 at 8:26pm
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post #4 of 10
What about the Silverstone Raven? RV-02e or RV-03. They both offer great cable management, tons of room and fantastic cooling.
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
The Raven cases also have a rugged design. The entire reason why I'm looking for a HAF X alternative is to avoid that rugged look. In addition there isn't enough vertical space.

I would love an 800D...but it's a good $100 more expensive. I guess I'll just have to go with the HAF X then.
post #6 of 10
HAF 932 Advanced or Black Editon.....is a tad bit less agressive than the haf x....thats why ive never been interested in the haf
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post #8 of 10
650D? Its the same price as hafX. It isn't a full tower though, doesn't look like it will fit more then a 240 rad.
A cosmos S will fit a 360, With some surgery...
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/27/11 at 8:51am
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post #9 of 10
atcs 840
post #10 of 10
I don't know what you mean by "rugged", but I suggest the Hurrican as a viable alternative.
Of course, it's prolly because I have one.
Edit: If you think the RV-03 looks "rugged" then I will assume the Hurrican would fall into the same category for looks.
Edited by Nixuz - 5/27/11 at 5:34am
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