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and wish I hadn't... kidding..

but seriously I found this forum and this thread and had my eyes opened up..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357205/the-best-full-tower-case/10 <-- this thread really did it..


apparently there are other cases beside the HAF X..


1. Is the HAF X the top dog for Cooler Master? What model is is the next grade up if any?

I would like to build a computer and not knowing much just fell in love with the HAF X because of this...


2. But am I approaching this wrong? Building a computer based off the case?


3. What the heck is that digital readout thing on that PC case above? It looks awesome..


4. What should I be looking for when building a computer? I mean it would be awesome to be able to play games like Fall of Cybertron and Assassin's Creed III and Farcry 3, Skryim, but really I want to just build it for the LEARNING EXPERIENCE, but if it could play those games and run Adobe CS# Master Class and Autodesk Maya 2008, that would be AWESOME too..


hopefully I don't come across as just rambling..but help me out bro's..


oNe
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1-) For Cooler Master, Cosmos II is the flagship case. I own one and it is amazing. It will cost more than twice of a Haf X though.

 

2-) Case is important. You are not doing anything wrong. Actually a size of a case, and the airflow of a case might determine your hardware purchase.

 

3-) I think it is a fan controller with few features.

 

4-) Get a good case, get a good GPU and a CPU. Never go cheap on the PSU (power supple unit) Make sure to get a motherboard that is SLI and Crossfire compatible. 8 GB of Ram will be plenty but if you want you can grab more. Don't grab less though.

post #3 of 9
I honestly see building a PC as choosing things you like. With the case being the most aesthetic thing so yea I would do your build based on the case. Since most cases fit a multitude of different size boards.
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Originally Posted by Phabeon View Post

and wish I hadn't... kidding..

but seriously I found this forum and this thread and had my eyes opened up..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357205/the-best-full-tower-case/10 <-- this thread really did it..


apparently there are other cases beside the HAF X..


1. Is the HAF X the top dog for Cooler Master? What model is is the next grade up if any?

I would like to build a computer and not knowing much just fell in love with the HAF X because of this...


2. But am I approaching this wrong? Building a computer based off the case?


3. What the heck is that digital readout thing on that PC case above? It looks awesome..


4. What should I be looking for when building a computer? I mean it would be awesome to be able to play games like Fall of Cybertron and Assassin's Creed III and Farcry 3, Skryim, but really I want to just build it for the LEARNING EXPERIENCE, but if it could play those games and run Adobe CS# Master Class and Autodesk Maya 2008, that would be AWESOME too..


hopefully I don't come across as just rambling..but help me out bro's..


oNe

I am only going to address the questions for the case itself. Your other questions about computer building and components are a whole other subject and should be discussed in another thread, also its too complicated to answer with out knowing more about your needs and budget.

As for the HaF it is a good case, but there are better. Cooler master makes excellent cases. I find the cooler master storm trooper to be better than the haf, but I think most would say the "cooler master cosmos" is top dog from cm.
The digital readout on the haf pictured above is a fan controller and is not included with the case. It is purchased seperatley.

Take a look on newegg.com to see the variety of computer cases out there. CM is a good company, but there are other really good ones too.

Welcome to OCN brother.
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3-) I think it is a fan controller with few features.

It's the NZXT Sentry LX

And picking out a case is really important not just coz of all the good points raised so far (size, airflow, ease of building to name a few) but also consider that, unless you're sticking the case where the light don't shine... You'll be staring at the case a LOT of the time you have the computer. Pick something you won't get tired of as well.... Of course you could always buy another if you get tired of it biggrin.gif
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i think what you need to do is to check out this link and try to wrap your mind around the options.....find one that you fancy, and then come back and ask some enthusiasts if it's right for you...


http://www.newegg.com/Computer-Cases/SubCategory/ID-7?Order=PRICED&Pagesize=100

good place to start. this is starting at the most exp. and working down from there.
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Originally Posted by rjmana View Post

It's the NZXT Sentry LX

And picking out a case is really important not just coz of all the good points raised so far (size, airflow, ease of building to name a few) but also consider that, unless you're sticking the case where the light don't shine... You'll be staring at the case a LOT of the time you have the computer. Pick something you won't get tired of as well.... Of course you could always buy another if you get tired of it biggrin.gif

Can you dim or adjust the brightness of the NZXT Sentry? If not, can you at least turn off the color display to keep the room dark?
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post #8 of 9
There's also a lot of cases out there that have more or less the exact same interior as the HAF X, but with different exteriors.

Like my own case the AeroCool Xpredator Black:


Or the BitFenix Colossus:
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I think you shouldn't be focused on a specific case esp. considering that bigger doesn't mean better.
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