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post #11 of 23
The hafX looks better imo (i like flashy cases), has better air cooling, and still leaves you the option of going liquid later. i say that one.
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post #12 of 23
Your system specs tells me that you have a D14 - I can tell you that you I mounted 3 120mm fans at the top which is more or less an inch away from the heatsink and the motherboard, if that doesn't provide adequate cooling, I don't know what will.

What really is lacking for this case is the GPU department, where for it to have sufficient air you'll have to exchange the stock 140mm with some high cfm ones, and I noticed that adding a shroud helps since the grill restricts the airflow.

It really comes down to aesthetics, I personally can't stand the military "xtreme" looking theme with all the fake grills and extra plastics. But if you're going for air with no intention of watercooling, then I'd suggest you glance at the FT02.
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Agenesis View Post

It really comes down to aesthetics, I personally can't stand the military "xtreme" looking theme with all the fake grills and extra plastics. But if you're going for air with no intention of watercooling, then I'd suggest you glance at the FT02.

lol i just got the HAF x, every single one (and i mean every single one) of the grills were functional, ie. having a dust filter (except for exhaust) and allowing air to flow through.
post #14 of 23
IF you are looking for a case that can do both (air, WC), is sleek and has flash (powder coat it as you will) since no one else will know where you got it. I'd hit up the Case Labs thread. Extra 150$ and your set for life, no matter what you decide to do... =P

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post #15 of 23
I don't understand why everyone says the 700d and 800d are great for water, a haf x holds the same things.
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post #16 of 23
700D is a great case. But hardly any airflow.
post #17 of 23
The 700D should only be used if you are installing water cooling right now.

If you plan on "maybe" doing some water cooling, get the HAF X. The HAF X can do really good on air and water.
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post #18 of 23
That's how the design of the 700D was from the beginning, you can not help it by placing better fans. For good airflow, you would need a good design to begin with, so go with the HAF X.
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post #19 of 23
If you put a 120mm fan in the drive bay, and replaced the back 140 fan with another decent intake, then used 3 120s up top for exhaust. the 700D could make a good air cooler, provided you used a CPU cooler than can point up.

Or you could just buy the HafX.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by DoctorNick View Post
Water -> 700D, Air-> HAF X
over 8 yrs old -> 700D
8 yrs and under -> Haf (take your pick on model, they all look awful).

/thread.
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