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I haven't been getting case suggestions in my other thread. So I'm leaning towards getting a HAF X. But looks like the fan setup for 932 is better

Which side panel cools better?
HAF X - 1x 200 or 230 mm fan with shroud
Vs
HAF 932 - 4x 120 mm fans and no shroud

If it's the 932, where can I buy the side panel separately?


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post #2 of 22
You can put 120's in the 932 as well. It supports four of them in place of the 230mm fan.

As far as cooling goes the 932 is better, even with the stock fan.
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Im not 100% sure on the whole cooling, I know my 932 keeps my computer cool, I would think the 4x120mm in the 932 would work better, it would obviously be louder, but someone else with experience with both cases could hopefully verify that. I know you can get the 932's side panels from the CM Store

EDIT: I went to find the link for the panel on the CM Store, it looks like they only have the ones with the plexiglass windows, maybe try calling them up if you want just the stock side panel, I know they used to have them..
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
You can put 120's in the 932 as well. It supports four of them in place of the 230mm fan.

As far as cooling goes the 932 is better, even with the stock fan.
I don't think you read my OP lol
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by ZachOlauson View Post
Im not 100% sure on the whole cooling, I know my 932 keeps my computer cool, I would think the 4x120mm in the 932 would work better, it would obviously be louder, but someone else with experience with both cases could hopefully verify that. I know you can get the 932's side panels from the CM Store

EDIT: I went to find the link for the panel on the CM Store, it looks like they only have the ones with the plexiglass windows, maybe try calling them up if you want just the stock side panel, I know they used to have them..
Yea that's what I keep thinking. 4x 120mm's cools better than 1x 230mm. But I just want someone to confirm or show results or something like that
Yea I tried looking but all I got was that window only side panel
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post #6 of 22
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I don't think you read my OP lol
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What I meant was, the 932 is better
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post #7 of 22
Persoanlly I would choose the 932 and get a NZXT 200mm fan blowing at the gpus. But lets say your going to put a large CPU cooler. and it hits the 200mm fan..well take it off and put 2 120mm on the bottom blowing towards the GPUs. You wont have that problem with the HAF X because the 200mm is out of the way of the cpu socket but personally I like having the option of switching fans..also x4 120mm > 200mm in CFM because you have more fan choices that produce more air flow
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How about, tell us why you were leaning towards the HAF X?
Also take a look at the HAF 932 Advanced
It has most of the same features as the HAF X, minus the SATA Hot Swap bays and the PSU Cable Cover and it does have the support for 4x120s on the side panel.
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Quote:
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How about, tell us why you were leaning towards the HAF X?
Also take a look at the HAF 932 Advanced
It has most of the same features as the HAF X, minus the SATA Hot Swap bays and the PSU Cable Cover and it does have the support for 4x120s on the side panel.
The HAF 932 Advanced is just replacing the Black edition which failed because it had no side panel fan. Basically just a Black edition with a 932 side panel.
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Haf X + 932 side pannels (either 4x120 choice or complete window) = WIN.

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