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post #1 of 10
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Alright, I've got a budget of 50-150$ (CND). There are many cases that are good, only some of them I don't like the design. Now I stopped at the Antec Lanboy Red/Black, but I don't know if it is worth playing 180$ for it. I don't necessarly need a full tower case since my mobo won't be E-ATX or anything (Asus Formula V).
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post #2 of 10
Um,

Don't take this the wrong way, but there are more things you could upgrade to get more performance.

Also, for that sort of cash, really only one choice, the HAF922 or 932... An epic aircooling case, the functionality is just epic.

Comps
post #3 of 10
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Alright, are the stock fans on the HAF 932 good enough for a while. I mean populating the case with all fan slots will take me a 50-100$ more which I probably won't have right away
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corsair 650d
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post #5 of 10
The 650D is mainly for watercooling if I remember rightly, the HAF series have a better airflow.
post #6 of 10
Stay away from Antec cases, I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, right next to Thermaltake in my list of terrible brands for cases. Only things with Antec I would trust are their PSU's & LCLC's.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by greenhold View Post
Alright, I've got a budget of 50-150$ (CND). There are many cases that are good, only some of them I don't like the design. Now I stopped at the Antec Lanboy Red/Black, but I don't know if it is worth playing 180$ for it. I don't necessarly need a full tower case since my mobo won't be E-ATX or anything (Asus Formula V).
are you concerned about the looks? coz if not, it is really hard to beat the haf series. if you dont like a full tower, haf 922 will definitely suffice. it is big enough to hold any air cooler, fits any video card and the stock fans is sufficient to give a lot of air flow. cm 690 II is also nice and looks sleek if you are concerned about looks.

silverstone raven 03 is also nice but more expensive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163180

corsair 650d looks awesome but not enough airflow, my temps increased by about 3C moving from a haf 922 to 650d.
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post #8 of 10
Nethermir - all temps went up by 3 degrees, or only for example CPU? Is it in idle or stress (what kind of - games/linx/prime) ?
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post #9 of 10
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Nethermir - all temps went up by 3 degrees, or only for example CPU? Is it in idle or stress (what kind of - games/linx/prime) ?
i posted this on the 650d thread

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Originally Posted by Nethermir View Post
i also moved from a haf 922 to the 650d and i also noticed about 2~3C increase on idle on load. i only have one 140mm and three 120mm intake on the 650d versus five 120mm and one 200mm intake on the haf 922.

i have my corsair h60 as exhaust so that could be a factor with the inc in temps. i imagine that if the h60 is on intake, the temp difference would be very little between haf and 650d.
for air coolers i would imagine that there will also be a noticeable increase on temps since it relies on good airflow. i have no regrets moving to a 650d though. id gladly take the small temp increase since it won't kill my cpu anyway when doing work stuff/gaming.
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post #10 of 10
The HAF 922 is classified as a mid tower, but its only a few inches smaller than the 932 and the X. Make no mistake that its a BIG case. See my thread here. It has all the measurments of the HAF cases and some others for comparison. The HAF 922 can actually hold some of the industry standard "mid towers" inside itself if you were to remove the drive bays.
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