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Kevin

I'm sorry cutting out those pillars did not help you. At the very least you now have a tool that allows you to cut things without damaging nearby metal. That alone opens up vistas of case modding or other work in the future you would never imagine unless you have a certain tool. Trust me, there will come a time when you will look at an annoying situation and it will dawn on you that you can fix it.

No problem, no need to be sorry ehume, you did help a lot of people here including me smile.gif Yeah, I'm thinking about the future where I can "possibly" use this tool.
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I'm debating between the Antec p180 mini and the lian li pc-a04...
Which would you guys reccomend between those two?
I'll be using a noctua nh-c14 top down cooler and a 7870 that blows part of the warm air inside the case.
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I'm debating between the Antec p180 mini and the lian li pc-a04...
Which would you guys reccomend between those two?
I'll be using a noctua nh-c14 top down cooler and a 7870 that blows part of the warm air inside the case.


Lian Li, IMO

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Not sure if you saw the new HAF XM in the news ehume. This thing is a monster.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821

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I would also jump on the Lian-Li.

As for the HAF-XM, it's still one ugly SoB.
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I would also jump on the Lian-Li.

As for the HAF-XM, it's still one ugly SoB.

Wow. Out of all the HAF cases the X and XM are the only ones I'd buy lol.
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Wow. Out of all the HAF cases the X and XM are the only ones I'd buy lol.

Well, sure they've got all the features of a good case. Except for that butter face. I couldn't buy any of them, there's just too much rice.
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Wow. Out of all the HAF cases the X and XM are the only ones I'd buy lol.

Well, sure they've got all the features of a good case. Except for that butter face. I couldn't buy any of them, there's just too much rice.

Ah there's the difference. I like my rigs to look ricey. (Check the worklog if ya think I'm kidding wink.gif 23 case fans)
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Thanks guys! I guess I'll spend extra on the pc-a04 then.
That was my first choice actually, after finding out the nzxt vulcan's where nowhere to be seen locally.
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Wow. Out of all the HAF cases the X and XM are the only ones I'd buy lol.

Well, sure they've got all the features of a good case. Except for that butter face. I couldn't buy any of them, there's just too much rice.

Ah there's the difference. I like my rigs to look ricey. (Check the worklog if ya think I'm kidding wink.gif 23 case fans)

I think the new Haf-XM is an excellent mid tower choice if you like it's look and it has some features too.
It has an excellent stock cooling:

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Cooler_Master_HAF_XM/4.html

But I'm sure we can even do some fan modding in order to increase the airflow.

It's about the same size as the Graphite 600T (small from the outside but big inside) and yet costs less and it is more suitable for a positive pressure case with it's three 200mm fans since you can choose the front top intake with the other one blocked. cool.gif

I'll keep this choice as my second option (in case I'll find too big the Aerocool Xpredator)
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