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CM Storm Trooper vs HAF X vs xPredator?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'll be buying a new awesome case soon to replace my oldElite 310.

I searched for the best cases in my price range 100-150 euro's (129-193dollars) and I found these cases:

-CoolerMaster Storm Trooper Black
-CoolerMaster HAF X
-Aerocool xPredator Black Edition

Could someone (maybe someone who ownes one of these?) help me decide pls. I'll be loading them with fans till the maximum!

Thanks in advance!!!
post #2 of 16

I Owned Aerocool Xpredator.

 

The case is great at cooling but the components were lacking in quality.

 

I would honestly get the Haf X from that list.

 

CM Storm Trooper is also nice too.

 

Don't get the Xpredator.

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Could you explain a bit more why not the xPredator pls?

Thanks for the response BTW!
post #4 of 16

Xpredator has a nice design but the component quality is just bad.

 

Half of the time I took off somthing they always got broken or got damaged.

 

The toolless PCI slot mechanism is a joke and I ended up removing it all together.

 

Fan controller built in is very nice but so many people's just get damaged.

 

Few of my cables inside got burned for no reason at all.

 

The PLEXI window panel is of a very low quality. I ended up having one cut for better quality.

 

It looks good and everything but the build quality can not be compared to CM cases.

post #5 of 16
I have the HAF - X and I love it. Lots of room to work, good cooling and simple design. You will need to buy a CM fan in red to match (only came with one fan on top which is not red).

Also, it has lots of places to run cables and it has a removable front grille to clean out the dust.

My biggest gripe is they should have included two red fans on the top. The side fan is not a huge deal but the tops should be lit and they should have included two.
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Originally Posted by iARDAs View Post

Xpredator has a nice design but the component quality is just bad.

Half of the time I took off somthing they always got broken or got damaged.

The toolless PCI slot mechanism is a joke and I ended up removing it all together.

Fan controller built in is very nice but so many people's just get damaged.

Few of my cables inside got burned for no reason at all.

The PLEXI window panel is of a very low quality. I ended up having one cut for better quality.

It looks good and everything but the build quality can not be compared to CM cases.

Thanks a lot, can you recommend any other case or are my other 2 options good enough? +REP
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Originally Posted by Rust1d? View Post

I have the HAF - X and I love it. Lots of room to work, good cooling and simple design. You will need to buy a CM fan in red to match (only came with one fan on top which is not red).
Also, it has lots of places to run cables and it has a removable front grille to clean out the dust.
My biggest gripe is they should have included two red fans on the top. The side fan is not a huge deal but the tops should be lit and they should have included two.

Is the front one not red LED? Cause if I have to buy 2 more big fans red LED i might not get it under 150 euros frown.gif my etailerspeclist says it does frown.gif thanks !
post #7 of 16

The other 2 options are pretty good

 

You wont regret them. They are known for good quality.

post #8 of 16
Hi,
I have the HafX for about a year.
Lovely huge case , collects alot of dust inside after awhile, Demciflex Hafx filter kit is a great addition to the case wink.gif
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Thanks a lot! can't wait till the end of the exams to buy a case!
post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jirne View Post

Thanks a lot, can you recommend any other case or are my other 2 options good enough? +REP
Is the front one not red LED? Cause if I have to buy 2 more big fans red LED i might not get it under 150 euros frown.gif my etailerspeclist says it does frown.gif thanks !

Front bottom is red. I added two red on top but you can just get normal ones if you like.
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