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post #1 of 10
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Hey all, just about to get back with my old job and buck up for this new project PC I wan to build.

I have made up a list and know what I'm getting, but I just CANNOT decide on what Case to get.

Currently, I have a HAF 932 but what ticks me off is there are only 6 (as I recall) PCI slots, and no dust filters. The HAF X however has 10 PCI slots and dust filters. The only downside is that the HAF X does not have the customization ability for fans like the haf 932, the 932 panels support 3 and 4 120mm fans, its just a miracle lol.

I'm deciding what to get, I'm not sure, on another note the HAF X has USB 3 ports and the 932 does not. I'm not too concernced about price.

What should I get? Are there any other cases that beat both of these in customization ability and High Air Flow? Let me know!
post #2 of 10
The HAF 932 has 7 expansion slots. That should be enough for most motherboards. You didn't post what motherboard you are looking to buy so the HAF 932 should be enough.
I would get the HAF X if you are willing to spend the extra money because it is a bigger case and it has a lot more features than the HAF 932 even though it doesn't have AS much fan customization.
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if i had a haf 932, and liked it's layout, i'd just get these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26221

and the haf x only has a few dust filters so you'd still want something like what i posted, as for the 9 expansion slots on the haf x, they only really come into play if you want to get an xl atx motherboard, if not the haf 932 is very good with 7 expansion slots, and the only reason to get an xl atx motherboard is/was to run 4(card) way sli. . .

if you don't plan on doing that you're better off just getting the filter kit i posted and keeping the haf 932

you can also check out the lian li pc-p80 and pc-p80n
Edited by somebadlemonade - 6/3/11 at 3:01pm
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post #4 of 10
if you want something different check out the in win dragon rider. Its got mega airflow with almost the entire sidepanel being mesh and a massive 220 mm fan. This however is a massive dust magnet :X

also you'll need to mount the big fan lower to clear big cpu heatsinks, now you have a 220 mm fan on your GPUs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dragon%20rider
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Originally Posted by somebadlemonade View Post
if i had a haf 932, and liked it's layout, i'd just get these http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26221

and the haf x only has a few dust filters so you'd still want something like what i posted, as for the 9 expansion slots on the haf x, they only really come into play if you want to get an xl atx motherboard, if not the haf 932 is very good with 7 expansion slots, and the only reason to get an xl atx motherboard is/was to run 4(card) way sli. . .

if you don't plan on doing that you're better off just getting the filter kit i posted and keeping the haf 932
I agree 100% with this. If dust filters are your only neg against the HAF 932, that kit is all you need. DemciFlex filters are really excellent quality, and they stop pretty much all the dust.
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WOW! The IN WIN Dragon Rider looks spectactular. I never heard of this case until now.

It has USB 3 ports, Dust filters and It's 40-50 dollars cheaper than the HAF X. Wow, I think I may go with this one then. Seems like a bang for my buck. Any other cases that are better than the IN WIN Dragon Rider?
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post #8 of 10
all cases come with 7 standard for atx, i dont get how you can have 6

and if you want dust filters just get those deciflex things like someone mentioned
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post #9 of 10
The Dragon Rider looks like a great case, the only failing, and it is a big one, is rather than have fittings for a second front fan, they wasted that space on a lit up logo nobody wants...Other than that, if you don't plan on installing more than a few hds, I'd say its a great choice...
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if you are worried about pci expansion slots check out the xigmatek elysium, it has 10
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