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So I'm considering either buying a new cm case or going cosair. I like the full size corsair but it seems it's not too air cooling friendly and that's what I need. I really like the 650 but running soon to be sli evga ds 580s I almost think I should have a side panel with a fan sucking out because alot of hot air gets pumped out in that direction. I bought my 932 before they started painting the inside black and the hafX has better cooling. What do you all think?
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Raven 03 or Silverstone Fortress...
650 looks great, although the 600D seems to perform a bit better (slightly) - hafx has more potential for air cooling, but would most likely be noisier, just depends on what your priorities are.
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So I'm considering either buying a new cm case or going cosair. I like the full size corsair but it seems it's not too air cooling friendly and that's what I need. I really like the 650 but running soon to be sli evga ds 580s I almost think I should have a side panel with a fan sucking out because alot of hot air gets pumped out in that direction. I bought my 932 before they started painting the inside black and the hafX has better cooling. What do you all think?
It depends. A HAF X is a full tower, which is pretty much a better version of your sig rig. With a full tower like HAF X, it has the GPU duct that was certified by Nvidia for tri-SLI. Put a fan in the duct of 100CFM or more and it has NVidia's stamp of approval that the GPU's will not throttle at max load.

The Corsair 650D is not a bad case, it's more elegant and it has some aluminum trim if you are into that. Its smaller than the HAF since it's a mid tower, and doesn't have the 9+1 PCI slots. If you will add a third video card I'd suggest the HAF X.
    
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there's better options than either one which should be considered.
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Raven 03 or Silverstone Fortress...
650 looks great, although the 600D seems to perform a bit better (slightly) - hafx has more potential for air cooling, but would most likely be noisier, just depends on what your priorities are.
I agree, the raven 2e/3 or fortress 2 is a great option. I have buit my RV03 system yet, so I can't testify personally testify for it yet. The side air duct would guve the HAF better GPU cooling over the 650D, but I think the silverstones have an edge over that even. If you really want the 650D I think you'd still be fne though.
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For an air cooled rig, a HAF or Raven case gets my vote. They have excellent cooling performance.
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My suggestions going to be a bit bias since I have and love the 650D. I just finished building my 650D rig. Airflow with stock fans is pretty decent. Granted I'm not in SLI only 1 570. I thought the looks of this case was amazing without seeming too 13 year old gamer with flashy lights and stickers. It's got a very clean elegant look to it. Cable management is great, the side panels come off so easy no sliding and screwing on, push clips bam done. For SLI hafx might be better, but for looks 650D all the way.


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there's better options than either one which should be considered.
Well what do you suggest? I'm open to suggestions, I've looked pretty hard so i would like to see some new options
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I personally suggest the HAF X... well I have it.
Now the RV03/RV02/FT02 are not bad cases, just different. With your video card, the way you exhaust hot air from your video card, you will pull hotair towards your CPU.

    
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My suggestions going to be a bit bias since I have and love the 650D. I just finished building my 650D rig. Airflow with stock fans is pretty decent. Granted I'm not in SLI only 1 570. I thought the looks of this case was amazing without seeming too 13 year old gamer with flashy lights and stickers. It's got a very clean elegant look to it. Cable management is great, the side panels come off so easy no sliding and screwing on, push clips bam done. For SLI hafx might be better, but for looks 650D all the way.

That build looks like it's in a dreamy state with all that shine and bling lol.

Anws, My vote for the HAF-X. The expansion and possbilities for Air Cooling/Water Cooling is limitless. Fans can be installed in the unused HDD bay, even without the GPU Duct which doesn't fit my MSI Lightning, I can still install a fan that delivers airflow to the GPUs by the HDD cage. Fans can be installed to suck air from the bottom, from the front 3.5 inch drive bays, another top 200mm can be installed, 240mm rad can be installed without mod.

But, if you really like clean sleek looks for your case, it's without a doubt that you will choose the 650D. It's basically a smaller version of the sexy 800d.
    
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