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Alternative to HAF X?

post #1 of 18
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Hi guys,

I'm in the market for a new case since the 5850 I got seems awfully big in my midi tower. Originally had my eye on the Antec 1200 but the HAF X seems to best it in everything apart from looks (imo).

Are there any other alternatives to consider that rival the HAF X in air flow, cable management, tool-less features etc?
post #2 of 18
Here you go...have fun shopping
     
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Interl P8400 (stock 2.26 Ghz) Intel PM45 Express 1GB DDR3 9800m GTS 4GB DDR3-1066 
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2X 250GB Raid-0 (7200 RPM) Some 8X +/- DL Thing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 17" 1440x900 
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120 Watts (I think) Stock Kensington CI60 A sheet of paper :) 
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Phenom 940 BE (stock) K9A2 Platinum (w/ 6 core bios) HD6850 (Crossfired) Infineon 4GB DDR2-800 
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250GB 7200.10, 320GB 7200.10 16x DVD -/+ RW Ultra X5 Carbon  Win7 X64 
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3X Envision 17" LCD's 3840 x 1024 Digital Media Pro Coolmax CUG-950b (100% modular) Sunbeam Transformer 
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Interl P8400 (stock 2.26 Ghz) Intel PM45 Express 1GB DDR3 9800m GTS 4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2X 250GB Raid-0 (7200 RPM) Some 8X +/- DL Thing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 17" 1440x900 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
120 Watts (I think) Stock Kensington CI60 A sheet of paper :) 
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Phenom 940 BE (stock) K9A2 Platinum (w/ 6 core bios) HD6850 (Crossfired) Infineon 4GB DDR2-800 
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250GB 7200.10, 320GB 7200.10 16x DVD -/+ RW Ultra X5 Carbon  Win7 X64 
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3X Envision 17" LCD's 3840 x 1024 Digital Media Pro Coolmax CUG-950b (100% modular) Sunbeam Transformer 
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post #3 of 18
I really like the Lian Li PC-B25F. Very clean looking and good if you are air cooling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112248
    
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Intel 510 Series 120G LITE-ON 24X Windows 7 Pro ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" x 2 
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CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF X Blue Edition 
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Intel 510 Series 120G LITE-ON 24X Windows 7 Pro ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" x 2 
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CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF X Blue Edition 
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WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
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AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
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Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
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AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
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GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
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WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
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AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
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post #5 of 18
Xigmatek Elysium is a good alternative.

Its official club here:
http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...sium-club.html
post #6 of 18

Here you go


Should have plenty of room for your hardware and the cooling is excellent.
    
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post #7 of 18

I like my DF-85

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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
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80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
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Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
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Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
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post #8 of 18
The BitFenix Colossus is a nice one. Quite big though. You might also consider the SilverStoneRV03 or maybe an 800d
    
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2x Bitfenix Spectre intake Gelid Wing 12 PL side panel 140mm Antec Twocool top exhaust Ubuntu 10.4 ,ArchLinux, Red Hat, Windows 7 
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post #9 of 18
why not try something totally different and the looks just takes it apart from the crowd....as for the cooling its just excellent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+10+gt&x=0&y=0
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post #10 of 18
Check out Fractal Define XL. In my opinion, tool less is overrated. How often do you change HDD or optical drives... And what good are nice tools if not to use them? I for one love to sit down and take my time on a build.

Silverstone, Lian Li or Fractal. Bitfenix needs some issues ironed out if you ask me.
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2500k @5.0 P67 Sabertooth 2 x Diamond 6970 G.SKILL Sniper 2x4G 1600 
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Corsair F3 120g SSD & F4 2TB & Seagate 500g Asus Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE276Q 27" + Dell 17" Ducky 1087 - MxBlacks CM 1000W Gold Haf 922 
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Corsair F3 120g SSD & F4 2TB & Seagate 500g Asus Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 
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Asus VE276Q 27" + Dell 17" Ducky 1087 - MxBlacks CM 1000W Gold Haf 922 
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