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post #241 of 2110
I might spring for the 692, it seems like a worthy investment for the future. But the zalman has a fan mounting well forward of the cpu, which would be good for intake.

Also @ehume, how did you mount the 140mm fan in the middle of your case?
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im guessing zip ties or velcro
   
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Originally Posted by ToZeCHOPPA;14610061 
I might spring for the 692, it seems like a worthy investment for the future. But the zalman has a fan mounting well forward of the cpu, which would be good for intake.

Also @ehume, how did you mount the 140mm fan in the middle of your case?

With a single eight-inch ziptie, circling through a screw hole and through some slots in the mb tray.
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Thanks for a great thread ehume. Something nice for me to read up on now that I'm beginning my plans for a new 2600k build after being out of the pc building scene for years.

+repped
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Originally Posted by Maniak;14620053 
Thanks for a great thread ehume. Something nice for me to read up on now that I'm beginning my plans for a new 2600k build after being out of the pc building scene for years.

+repped

Hmm. Maniac. You fit right in there in Philly.rolleyes.gif
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What do you guys think of the newer Cooler Master Storm Enforcer?

It's a HAF 912 with a different front bezel, has 200mm fan for lower front intake, 200mm exhaust fan or x2 120mm on top (which I would change to intake), and a rear 120mm exhaust. All I would need to to is add a 120mm intake to the top 5.25 bays right? Leave the door on or remove it (I think removing it is for the best). And having the x2 200mm fans instead of x4 120mm should cut down on noise as well.

The other case I was comparing is the CM Storm Scout, which has 140mm front intake, 140mm on the top, 120mm rear, and option for x2 120mm on the side.
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the enforcer seems like a good idea, but the scout is also quite solid, more research would have to be done, haven't looked into them with too much detail yet
   
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post #248 of 2110
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume;14620740 
Hmm. Maniac. You fit right in there in Philly.rolleyes.gif

I'm actually an NY native. But I live in Philly for school. I don't really feel too fit when I wear my NY baseball caps everywhere =P

Anywho, I'm really, really really close to jumping on the HAF X case. Fans, space, sexy looks (beauty in the eye of the beholder and whatnot) and dust filters. Everything I need. I've been trying to see if I could find it relatively used or something so I could get it cheaper than what it is. We shall see.

Can't wait to try the tips and tricks I'm reading here on it.
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post #249 of 2110
I really like seeing more cases with the removable/rotatable HDD drive bays. I hope that trend continues and grows.
    
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i wanna see cases with no rear grill >_> lol
   
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