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thinking of switching cases. should I do this..?

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So I have a bunch of money from graduation coming in, and I was wondering whether I should make my PC look a little more attractive, because right now it looks good on the outside, but on the inside it's not. too many wires all over the place, etc.

SO I was thinking of ditching my tx-850w and getting a ax-850 (black cables, and I can switch any cable out for sleeved ones) , and moving from my haf 932 to a haf x blue edition.


would this be a good idea? a big improvement in terms of wire mess/attractiveness at least?

and how do you think I should go about selling my old case + power supply? just here on ocn I was thinking.....

thanks!
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as for the first set i'm not familiar but going from the HAF 932 to the HAF x i dont think would give you much improvement on your cable management... i would stick with the 932 and consider maybe something else...better water cooling... something more useful...Good luck

EDIT: duh... those are power supplies not cases... sorry .... long day... Stick with the HAF 932
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keep the HAF932 if the main reason isn't for the colour and looks. i find the 932 having good enough cable management. =) and switch to the modular PSU, it'll make things alot easier for cable management.
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Originally Posted by [ISM]-BlueDragon View Post
as for the first set i'm not familiar but going from the HAF 932 to the HAF x i dont think would give you much improvement on your cable management... i would stick with the 932 and consider maybe something else...better water cooling... something more useful...Good luck

EDIT: duh... those are power supplies not cases... sorry .... long day... Stick with the HAF 932
yeah it's really hard to decide whether to switch or not cause the haf x has a bunch of stuff like dust filters and whatnot that the 932 doesn't have. It also looks cooler imo, but you are right what I got right now is fine. But it's soo hard not to impulse buy when I have money haha
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keep the HAF932 if the main reason isn't for the colour and looks. i find the 932 having good enough cable management. =) and switch to the modular PSU, it'll make things alot easier for cable management.
and yeah I will probably end up switching PSU's, I'm sick of all the cables I got :/ the case changing I will put more thought into. thanks guys, +1 to both of ya.
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