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post #1 of 19
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So I have been contemplating everything for my system for a while now, going back and forth about cases and what not. I had been planning on the HAF X Blue for sure, I just want to get peoples opinions on the Antec Twelve Hundred V3.

Here is my system my graphics card will be the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N570GTX-Twin-Frozr-Power/dp/B004XVMAKU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313369586&sr=8-1"]Twin Frozr III PE GTX 570[/ame] with a 23" Dell UltraSharp monitor.

Which case would you choose?

Antec Twelve Hundred V3
HAF X Blue Edition
    
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post #2 of 19
first welcome to ocn smile.gif the haf is 200 after mir and the antec 170 a $30 different if you don't care go with the haf its bigger ( I like big cases ) and has better air flow with that side 200mm fan vs a 120 you have to buy on the antec. Lastly it just looks better lol
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post #3 of 19
HAX X is definitely a better case. Quality and functionality wise.
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post #4 of 19
1200 is a great case (I have the older version with the eSata port on the front) but I hate the way the hard drives are mounted, have to basically take the whole front of your case apart.

I don't own a HAF X, but I do have a few friends who have had the HAF 932, 922, and the X, and each of them love their case.

So personally go with the HAF X.
     
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post #5 of 19
Get the Haf X , more versatility and is great all around case.
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post #6 of 19
This isn't even a contest, it's a slaughter. IMO the HAF-X is hands down a clear cut winner, The 1200 hasn't changed for the better since it was introduced. PITA hard drive mounting, no way to mount a 240mm rad in the back on the inside, and horrible, HORRIBLE cable management. The HAF-X can mount a 360 RAD up top no problem, hard drive bays don't get any easier to use, there is a place for every cable in that tower.
    
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post #7 of 19
The Antec 1200 V3 is a great looking case but the HAF X wins due to funtionality and superior air flow out of the box.
post #8 of 19
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alright looks like im staying with the haf x lol. im gonna get another 200mm fan for the top as well. is it worth it to get a 120mm fan for the vga fan dock?
    
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post #9 of 19
Since when was there a HAF X blue edition....I swear I couldn't find it while I was shopping for a case a month ago...
post #10 of 19
yes it is, that bit of airflow helps keep the heat at bay thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;14584256 
Since when was there a HAF X blue edition....I swear I couldn't find it while I was shopping for a case a month ago...

It's been out for a while I believe.
    
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