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I need all the space I can get for future upgrades.

Plus I plan to trifire 11" 6970s in the future, so I need a big case and good cooling.

Decided to go with i5 and HAF X, good choice?
As you'll save a hundred bucks on the 2500K over the 2600K, the HAF X is mostly paid for already. I think that is an excellent choice, for bang for the buck, and cooling performance.

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Since you have the HAF 932, what do you say about the dust filters and dust getting inside?
Adding my two bits as another HAF 932 owner, the dust is no big deal for me. I did add some extra mesh filtering to the case, but the HAF X won't need that. Check out the HAF Club in my sig. for more on the HAF X
    
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post #32 of 34
2600k is not worth $100 over the 2500k, only 25% gain max in certain apps.
    
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NZXT Phantom is junk IMO. Crappy build quality. Very cheaply made. Horrible airflow. I would either go HAF-X, or something else and get the 2500k if only gaming. I wouldn't sacrifice the case for a chip I am not going to use to its full potential. Regardless I wouldn't buy that junky Phantom. And yes. I have owned one.

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antec lanboy air is nice looking and nice air flow if ur still looking at cases
    
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