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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf922/faq.php

it's just a refreshed 922.. Could have made the side panel copy a little less obvious.

that said, there's no reason not to buy the corsair case (i'll be one to admit the 922 is a few years old), but dont claim to have re-invented the wheel.
From what I see, the Corsair has better cable management and hiding, all black interior, higher top part for more radiator room and USB 3.0. The only thing I don't like about the Corsair case is that it doesn't come with the side case fans. That's one thing Corsair fails largely at. The case fans in the 600t are garbage, and I'm sure the case fans in here will suck, since there's only a few of them.

At least the 922 comes with all the case fans you need. It's a bad look when you have people purposely modding your cases with new fans because the stock ones are horrible. Cooler Master understands case fans a little better.

I would probably wait for the 500r since it actually comes with the fans you need.
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post #72 of 92
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf922/faq.php

it's just a refreshed 922.. Could have made the side panel copy a little less obvious.

that said, there's no reason not to buy the corsair case (i'll be one to admit the 922 is a few years old), but dont claim to have re-invented the wheel.
I don't think we claimed we re-invented the wheel. From some point, all cases are pretty much the same. It's a matter of making cases that make it easy to build in and have features that you'll actually use. For me, for example, tool-free PCI-E slot stuff is actually more of a pain than thumbscrews, which is why we don't use them.

Nobody reinvented anything, and I really don't think the 400R looks like the HAF 922. Especially when they're right next to each other.
post #73 of 92
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any info of the 500R Corsair George ???

and congrats for expanding your market

Corsair is now offering products in a pretty big PC Store in my country, El Salvador
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Yes, more info on the 500R would be greatly appreciated.
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I don't think we claimed we re-invented the wheel. From some point, all cases are pretty much the same. It's a matter of making cases that make it easy to build in and have features that you'll actually use. For me, for example, tool-free PCI-E slot stuff is actually more of a pain than thumbscrews, which is why we don't use them.

Nobody reinvented anything, and I really don't think the 400R looks like the HAF 922. Especially when they're right next to each other.
They look almost identical to me.
The 400r just smoother edges and black interior.
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post #76 of 92
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It's not as common as you think under $100.
Off the top of my head, all ATX Mid towers, all support the H100, all under $100 USD. I can go on, depends on whether or not you want me to extend the level of pwn.

HAF 912 (Basic, +, Advanced)
HAF 922 (Normal, Red)
690 II (Normal, Basic, +, Advanced, + NVIDIA, Advanced NVIDIA)
Shinobi (Normal, Window)
K63
K62
K60 (Normal, Window)
K59 (Normal, Window)
K58 (Normal, Window)
K57 (Normal, Window)
Tempest (Normal, EVO)
Beta EVO
Source 210 (Normal, Elite)
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Off the top of my head, all ATX Mid towers, all support the H100, all under $100 USD. I can go on, depends on whether or not you want me to extend the level of pwn.

HAF 912 (Basic, +, Advanced)
HAF 922 (Normal, Red)
690 II (Normal, Basic, +, Advanced, + NVIDIA, Advanced NVIDIA)
Shinobi (Normal, Window)
K63
K62
K60 (Normal, Window)
K59 (Normal, Window)
K58 (Normal, Window)
K57 (Normal, Window)
Tempest (Normal, EVO)
Beta EVO
Source 210 (Normal, Elite)
HAF 912 (Basic, +, Advanced) Even worse than the 922
HAF 922 (Normal, Red) Bad cable management, no painted interior, was not $100 when it came out
690 II (Normal, Basic, +, Advanced, + NVIDIA, Advanced NVIDIA) Only one you linked that comes even close
Shinobi (Normal, Window) Bad cooling, bad HDD setup, no side fan option
K63 Wasn't $100 when it came out, no side fan option
K62 Wasn't $100 when it came out, no side fan option
K60 (Normal, Window) No painted interior, bad cable management, no side fan option
K59 (Normal, Window) No painted interior, bad cable management
K58 (Normal, Window) Same as 59
K57 (Normal, Window) Ugly transformers case, same as 59
Tempest (Normal, EVO) HDD bays aren't sideways, bad cable management, EVO is over $100
Beta EVO Bad cable management, too small to fit an H100 without customization
Source 210 (Normal, Elite) Bad HDD setup, nowhere to put H100

These aren't even close...

Also, most of these cases are too small to fit an H100 without customization. Please step up that "level of pwn".
Edited by eternal7trance - 8/6/11 at 6:22am
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post #78 of 92
CorsairGeorge,

Does Corsair have any plans in the future for a mATX only case?
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post #79 of 92
hopefully these replace all those damn HAF 922/Antec 900 recommendations.
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i love these kinds of simple designs. quite similar to my antec 300. though i dont like it having that firewire port up front.
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