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post #1 of 22
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Im about to order cooler master cosmos II (its expensive but its great) I also like the cooler master HAF X

is there any reason to change the cosmos II by HAF X?

motherboard: maximus V formula
cooling: H100
gpu: gtx 690 (im not planning to sli)

the thing is that if i get the HAF X, i can affort the keyboard Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Red Cherry MX)
http://www.amazon.com/Ducky-DK9008-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B009E9GNM2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1349241325&sr=8-7&keywords=ducky+shine+2

if not i can wait to december when my sister goes to NY again and buy the keyboard

Im looking for full cases with good look and cosmos II /HAF X seems to be the best ones
post #2 of 22
Get the Cosmos II. It is an amazing case. If you decide you want a window there are several people here that have modded that case to include a window or I think Cooler Master may sell a windowed side panel.
post #3 of 22
The CM Storm Trooper/Stryker is a better case than the HAF X. The HAF XM, in a lot of ways, is a better case than the HAF X too.

With an H100, the Cosmos II is totally overkill. The case is made for liquid cooling, though it does excel at air cooling. In reality, you probably wouldn't see any temp difference between the four cases discussed.

So, I say go with the Trooper/Stryker or HAF XM and get the keyboard.

Other $100-200 full towers that are amazing:
BitFenix Shinobi XL
NZXT Switch 810
Lian Li PC-90
Edited by Michalius - 10/5/12 at 3:31pm
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post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

The CM Storm Trooper/Stryker is a better case than the HAF X. The HAF XM, in a lot of ways, is a better case than the HAF X too.
With an H100, the Cosmos II is totally overkill. The case is made for liquid cooling, though it does excel at air cooling. In reality, you probably wouldn't see any temp difference between the four cases discussed.
So, I say go with the Trooper/Stryker or HAF XM and get the keyboard.
Other $100-200 full towers that are amazing:
BitFenix Shinobi XL
NZXT Switch 810
Lian Li PC-90

if you were me you go for wichone
post #5 of 22
Choosing between the Switch, Shinobi XL, and Trooper/Stryker really seems like a choice of aesthetics more than anything. You can't really go wrong with any of them.
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post #6 of 22
All cooler master cases are awesome biggrin.gif

I'd say you should go for the gold (cosmos II), you can grab the keyboard later tongue.gif
post #7 of 22
Get a Silverstone RV03 (best airflow design as with their similar cases) or NZXT Switch 810 (probably the best all-around case in that price range), plus the keyboard.
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post #8 of 22
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Get a Silverstone RV03 (best airflow design as with their similar cases) or NZXT Switch 810 (probably the best all-around case in that price range), plus the keyboard.

wich model of the silverstone rv03 you suggest
is compatible with h100?
post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

The CM Storm Trooper/Stryker is a better case than the HAF X. The HAF XM, in a lot of ways, is a better case than the HAF X too.
With an H100, the Cosmos II is totally overkill. The case is made for liquid cooling, though it does excel at air cooling. In reality, you probably wouldn't see any temp difference between the four cases discussed.
So, I say go with the Trooper/Stryker or HAF XM and get the keyboard.
Other $100-200 full towers that are amazing:
BitFenix Shinobi XL
NZXT Switch 810
Lian Li PC-90

Michalius has a really good point. i wouldn't get a cosmos II unless you really plan on doing some serious watercooling with that case.
computer cases, unlike most other PC parts, can be reused for many years because once you get a good one, there is no need to upgrade them later because there aren't many advancements in case technology. so if you think you will eventually get into watercooling then go for the cosmos II otherwise i would go with another case.

also if you are looking for other good full towers, the corsair 800d is a good choice.
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post #10 of 22
I'd say the NZXT switch 810 would meet your criteria. Unless you need a USB 3.0 header to usb 2.0 header adapter. But if you have the money the Corsair obsidian 800D would be a good one to go with, I'd be going with that if I had the money.
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