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Hello Overclock.net community,
I've got some money these days and for the past month I've been looking at the HaF 932 lately and I think of buying it, but before spending 120+€ on a case I MIGHT not like in the end I want to ask some guys, and girls, with more experience in this field.

The PC on the sig is the one I will upgrade, exactly as you see it.

I'm also interested in Water Cooling my rig.

Should I spend my money on the HaF 932 or should I save them to buy... a WC kit? I really don't know need suggestions.

Thank you for your time.
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Corsair F60 Sata II WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #2 of 15
Looking at your current case i would get a new one If it was me i would not get 932 at this point. Corsair 600T or 500R would be much better.
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Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AMD Radeon R9 16GB DDR3-2400MHz  
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SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
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4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
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eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
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Sony XB950BT 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
at this point
I don't have the luxury of buying one semi-good now and a good later on. I will buy one, if, and will keep it until I must buy another one.
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Corsair F60 Sata II WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
I would love some more ideas, aka, bump
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post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcagelinos View Post

Quote:
at this point
I don't have the luxury of buying one semi-good now and a good later on. I will buy one, if, and will keep it until I must buy another one.

He's telling you that the 600T and 500R are superior cases than your HAF 932.

If you want my suggestion I would say take a look at the Fractal Define R3, or really any Fractal cases.
Edited by james_ant - 2/20/12 at 10:02pm
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post #6 of 15
Based on the price of a HAF 932, here are some alternatives I'd recommend:

BitFenix Shinobi, Raider, Survivor, Colossus
Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
Corsair Carbide, Graphite
Fractal Design R3
Lian Li's
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OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB, Hitachi 7K1000.D 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push/Pull) Seasonic S12II Bronze 620W BitFenix Merc Alpha 
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OCZ Vertex Plus 120GB, Hitachi 7K1000.D 500GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push/Pull) Seasonic S12II Bronze 620W BitFenix Merc Alpha 
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Intel Core i5-760 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Asus EAH6850 DirectCU 1GB DDR5 G.Skill Ripjaws PC3-12800 2GB x 2 
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (Push) Corsair TX-750 Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
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Intel Core2Quad Q6600 Asus Berkeley MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5 Unknown Brand PC2-5300 3GB 
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post #7 of 15
If you are thinking about watercooling, a great midsized case that can fit 2x 240mm radiators (enough for CPU and GPU) is the CM 690II.This is a mid tower, so not that big, might be a little cramped to work in but once you have it set up it should be fine. The Corsair 650d can be watercooled but requires a phobya 200mm radiator at the front, which are somewhat rare (compared to the standard sizes).

Just do some searches on what type of cases can fit what ure looking for, MANY threads out there.
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500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Cooler Master CM 690II, me likes.
I think I'll go buy it, but in 4 hours or so, so, keep the suggestions coming.
Thank you for your suggestions.

EDIT:
With the remaining ~40€ from the HaF 932 I think of buying a CPU Cooler since I got the stock. A70 any opinions? (Yeah it's not the correct forum, will post on the cooling forums too)
Edited by Arcagelinos - 2/21/12 at 5:19am
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Corsair F60 Sata II WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Corsair F60 Sata II WDC WD5000AAKS-00M9A0 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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Samsung 22" Razer BlackWidow CoolerMaster M520 CM 690 II Advanced 
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post #9 of 15
i had it... got rid of it for a silverstone raven.

i honestly thought it was an ugly but very functional piece of crap. ya i could have painted the inside... but im lazy and at the end of the day i wanted something new...
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post #10 of 15
So what did you buy?
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500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
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