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Just like the title says, is there a better case than the Haf X? Performance wise that is, not cosmetic or looks

Oh yeah, strictly air cooling too...no plans for water cooling...and IF i ever do go water cooling, it will be an all in one solution, like the Corsair H100
Edited by steven88 - 7/28/11 at 1:53pm
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For air cooling: Silverstone FT02
For water cooling: Corsair 800D

For a mixture / versatility: HAF-X [The HAF-X makes for a good air and a good WC case, doesn't excel in either but does a fine job at both]

The versatility is the main selling point of the HAF-X really imo.
    
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A mountain mods case will have better airflow. A tech bench with a floor fan is even better though biggrin.gif

Performance is hard to quantify with cases, unless you have the same setup with the same ambient room temps it's going to be a tossup. Any high end case with adequate air pressure will do the job. If you're looking for a SUPERIOR case in terms of airflow to the Haf-X all that I can reccomend is something from mountain mods.

That being said I am in no way a case expert and this is just my 2c

WC performance, an 800d or a lian li of sorts.
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Originally Posted by steven88;14382826 
Just like the title says, is there a better case than the Haf X? Performance wise that is, not cosmetic or looks

My Blackhawk has been awesome to work with. I have (3) 120mm fans in the front, (2) 140mm fans on the top, (2) 120mm/140mm (pending on PSU size) on the bottom), (1) 120mm on the side for the GPUs, and (1) 120mm (Antec Kuhler w/ Gentle Typhoon) on the back exhaust as intake.

My GPUs in SLI under idle/load are generally within 2-3c of each other at all times.

My only complaint is that it's difficult to do a 240mm radiator w/ fans on the top unless my motherboard uses relatively low profile chipset heatsink.
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Originally Posted by Pankie;14382890 
A mountain mods case will have better airflow. A tech bench with a floor fan is even better though biggrin.gif

Performance is hard to quantify with cases, unless you have the same setup with the same ambient room temps it's going to be a tossup. Any high end case with adequate air pressure will do the job. If you're looking for a SUPERIOR case in terms of airflow to the Haf-X all that I can reccomend is something from mountain mods.

That being said I am in no way a case expert and this is just my 2c

WC performance, an 800d or a lian li of sorts.

whats a mountain mod?
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7;14382868 
For a mixture / versatility: HAF-X [The HAF-X makes for a good air and a good WC case, doesn't excel in either but does a fine job at both]

The versatility is the main selling point of the HAF-X really imo.

I agree with this and it is the reason I got mine. At the price point, you cant beat it. You can get a refurbed one at the cmstore for 150 and those go on sale every few months with a coupon code. I got mine for 140 shipped refurbed.
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Originally Posted by steven88;14382826 
Just like the title says, is there a better case than the Haf X? Performance wise that is, not cosmetic or looks

Oh yeah, strictly air cooling too...no plans for water cooling...and IF i ever do go water cooling, it will be an all in one solution, like the Corsair H100


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there are many cases that are better go to newegg and do your own search to see which one is right for you.
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