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It's a 80mm fan in the back. Just saying smile.gif
that's what I thought, considering my case is not only too small for a bunch of good coolers (like CM 212+ of Corsair A70) but it's also quite scratched. And, it's 8 years old (it's was bought in 2004) so an update wouldn't be a bad thing, the fans on it are getting loud ! So, I thought about the Cooler Master HAF 912. It's a mid-tower, but it's big enough for most good coolers. It also has 2 120mm fan, with a possibility of 4. And, at 60$, I think it's not too expensive for a cool looking case.

That case is a really good case.
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You'll like the HAF 912. It is a big case on a small budget. Lot's of room, air flow, and cable management for a mid-tower. It will actually fit any size graphics card, as well as the any of the obnoxiously huge CPU air coolers. You can remove any of the unused HDD cages for even more airflow.

You can actually put a 200mm fan up top (or two 120's), a 200mm fan up front (or two 120's), a 120mm or 140mm side fan, and a 120mm rear fan (I use a 140mm with 120mm fittings).
There is two versions. One comes with a window, a painted interior, and a couple extra fans. I have the all black windowless, and it looks badass with the green LED sickleflows I installed in it.

Check out the CM Store for great deals on refurb stuff.
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You'll like the HAF 912. It is a big case on a small budget. Lot's of room, air flow, and cable management for a mid-tower. It will actually fit any size graphics card, as well as the any of the obnoxiously huge CPU air coolers. You can remove any of the unused HDD cages for even more airflow.
You can actually put a 200mm fan up top (or two 120's), a 200mm fan up front (or two 120's), a 120mm or 140mm side fan, and a 120mm rear fan (I use a 140mm with 120mm fittings).
There is two versions. One comes with a window, a painted interior, and a couple extra fans. I have the all black windowless, and it looks badass with the green LED sickleflows I installed in it.
Check out the CM Store for great deals on refurb stuff.

Thanks for the reply, it was really helpful smile.gif Now I know what to do. Gather some money, and get an HAF 912. Then, gather some more money, and get either a Corsair H40, or a CM 212 + ! And have you replaced all the case's fan, of you left the stock one in it ? And do the fans that come with the 912 have LED's in 'em ?
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The standard HAF 912 that I have came with some good black 120mm fans, no LED. I did replace all because I wanted to go with slight green color LED. I bought two black 200mm fans from the CM website for the top exhaust and front intake. They are the same as the megaflows on newegg, but are considered OEM and have no LEDs. I keep those fans at 100% because they are silent. I put a scythe 140mm Kazi Maru 2 in the rear exhaust. It is a snug fit and fits the 120mm threads. I generally keep that fan at 50% unless I'm testing something.

The tricky part is the side intake. Because of the honeycomb mesh, any fan with good pressure is going to make a lot of wind noise. The solution I found was to place a blank fan shroud in between and it cuts most of the noise. Currently I have a 120mm green sickleflow mounted there, but it will fit up to 140mm fan. It helps tremendously to keep my two graphics cards cool, even though I only run it at 50% most of the time. Some people cut out the honeycomb mesh, and I might do that one day.

I also have two green LED sickleflows on my Hyper 212+, so my case glows slight green.

In contrast, my wife's case uses a purple LED scheme using Xigmatek Crystal fans in her TT V3.
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Thanks damric for your reply. But I was thinking about something... what If I install a fan... on the top of my case ? I drill a 120mm hole, fit a 120mm fan (with a grill of course) And I could fit something like a corsair H40 on that fan. What you guys think ?
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