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post #11 of 14
I would not go with any other case I thought about the Cosmos II but decided to just keep the HAF X. It has plenty of room for expansion, and good airflow.

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post #12 of 14
I have the HAF X.
Pros:
Big, lots of room inside
Sturdy
Good airflow
Easy cable management (PSU cover is really great if you don't have a modular PSU)
Looks good (personal preference of course)
Front USB 3.0 (w/ internal connector)

Cons:
Doesn't have proper dust filters nor are they easy to clean (Had the P180 from Antec before so you could say I was spoiled in this area ^^ )
Stock 140 mm is pretty horrrible
Quite heavy

Some would say all the plastic at the front feels cheap but in my opinion it doesn't feel like that. It's pretty good.

Now the real question:
Would I buy it again? No. I would make my own case (as I'm planning to do now)
Would I spend $ 200 on it if I didn't feel like making my own case? Hmmm, $200 is a bit too much for this case IMHO since it's a pretty basic case with horrible dust filters (I don't even want to call them that).

EDIT: Hmm, $200 is about €149 which is actually quite alright. Average price in Belgium is €160-170 for it, I got it for €149.9 . So yea, $ 200 ain't too bad for this case.
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post #13 of 14
I had the HAF 932 (almost same case as the HAF X) and loved it. It's definitely bigger than the Phantom (which I have now) and looks very industrial while the Phantom is sleek, has much better paint and some options for colors. Although the HAF X is bigger overall, the Phantom is deeper, which benefits motherboard and GPU mounting.The Phantom also has a built in fan controller which I like a lot. The Phantom will also house more HDDs if you are a storage junky. The Phantom finally, costs much less. The real benefit for the HAF X was the height of the case which allowed you to install the PSU up top or down bottom. It also allowed for internal mounting of a radiator much better. I will not be mounting my second radiator inside my Phantom, up top, with fans mounted like I did in my HAF 932.
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post #14 of 14
I have a phantom 410 and it's got good solutions but it's a lot of plastic making the quality average. I also have a Antec 193 wich got rubbish solutions but build quality is excellent. No idea about the Haf X
 
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