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I am currently looking at building a new PC. I currently have a CoolerMaster HAF 922. I was wondering what this case would offer me over my current HAF. This case is currently on sale at NewEgg.
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post #232 of 1026
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Originally Posted by chas1723 View Post

I am currently looking at building a new PC. I currently have a CoolerMaster HAF 922. I was wondering what this case would offer me over my current HAF. This case is currently on sale at NewEgg.

I used a haf 922 before this case. The biggest benefit over my old haf922 is the noise. The 550d is much quieter than the haf922. The 550d also has removable drive cages for better airflow, unlike the haf922.

I also prefer the look of the 550d over my old haf 922. However, I do miss the thickness of the HAF922's panels.

post #233 of 1026
Did your temps go up going to the Corsair?
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post #234 of 1026
The corsair 550d is very modular between silence and temperature depending on how you set it up and fans. You can remove all side panels and have great airflow or keep them all on for the least noise. The choice is up to you on how much cooling you want. I can say that going from my haf 912 to this, I saw no temp differences, with the panels on.
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Did your temps go up going to the Corsair?

Yes. Mostly my GPU temperatures, the CPU wasn't as noticeable. Keep in mind though, I choose not to open the top fan mounts. I was aware that my temps would slightly increase due to me wanting a more silent case. I added the bottom intake fan to aid in delivering cool air to my GPU and it has helped.

The biggest change comes from the use, or no use as in my case, of the top exhaust fan mounts. I chose not to use them because I wanted a quieter system, but if you use them they will help with temps. Although, I wouldn't have upgraded if I planned on using the top exhaust as the haf 922 already has a top exhaust, and the the top exhaust outputs the most sound being that they're right on top =).


Edited by skazx - 11/20/12 at 9:39am
post #236 of 1026
I assume this case is good for a positive pressure setup, having filters on all the fans?
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post #237 of 1026
Diffidently. Magnetic filters on front, and big long filter on bottom for both PSU intake and case fan intake.
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On page 4, where I joined the club I mentioned how I have mine in a positive pressure setup.
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I assume this case is good for a positive pressure setup, having filters on all the fans?

Here's some pictures of the front intake magnetic filters. They are much more convenient to clean. The bottom filter is kind of tight, and more annoying to remove, but it's not a big deal.



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post #240 of 1026
Well, I went ahead and ordered this case with a HX750 power supply.

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