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Need opinion on casing upgrade, HAF 912 Advanced vs CM 690 II vs Carbide 400R

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Hey guys, I am planning to upgrade my casing between these 3. My main objective is to have the best casing in terms of air flow.

Someone has suggested for me to go down the Watercooling route, however I am not quite sure on how to find the parts for Watercooling in Malaysia.

My processor would be the core i5 2500k with Asus P8Z68-V motherboard. Gpu would be Leadtek GTX580

Fans would be ARCTIC F Pro PWM

What do you guys think?

HAF 912 Advanced vs CM 690 II vs Carbide 400R
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post #2 of 5
go for Carbide 400R for air for water cooling the CM 690 II is much better
post #3 of 5
I would go for a 400r out of the 3. It looks the best imo and cools great for aircooling. But for watercooling, the 690 II is the best. So unless you really are going to go for watercooling, I would get the 400r.
    
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Hmm. Well, i've did some surveying and found that there are a few local sellers who are supplying parts for water cooling and it doesn't seem too expensive. I'm waiting for the quotes from them and if its affordable, then i'll opt for the water cooling option.

The cm 690 II is the best when it comes to water cooling? Any other casing that pairs best with a water cooling system? Should be around the price range of the cm 690 II of course
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I suggest you wait for revised [URL="http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6750"690 ii advanced[/URL]
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