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Alternative to HAF X

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My last build used the HAF X case and I have had no issues. However I figure that there must have been improvements since 2012.

I am looking for a full tower (EATX capability) and I need at least one exposed 5.25" bay for an optical drive. I still need to read and burn discs. I would like a hot swap bay as well but it looks like I could add one it. I have used the eSATA and Firewire ports on the HAF X. I would like them but they are not deal breakers. I will air cooling - probably with Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT.
post #2 of 5
is doubling the price an issue? tongue.gif Corsair 900D - never worry about space again tongue.gif
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As much as I've always wanted to like the 900D, the simple fact is that is is poorly built and overpriced.

If the only reason you're recommending it is due to its size, there are actually bigger cases that are cheaper, and better built to boot.

Now, if you're considering it because you really love the way it looks, and it is also big, and you don't care about paying a lot of money for a mediocre case with poor air cooling capabilities... alright sure I guess.

On the other hand, I personally really don't like the way CaseLabs, Thermaltake's CL knockoffs, and MountainMods cases look, but they would do everything specified in the original post very well.

At the end of the day though, do you REALLY need EATX support? Will you actually be using an EATX motherboard? If not, a smaller case just makes more sense for aircooling.
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post #4 of 5
The Silverstone RV04 is amazing and costs the same.



The RV05 is also pretty darn good (and cheaper), it has a slim factor opening for discs but no E-ATX support as far as I know (it's more like a mid tower)
Edited by RevanCorana - 7/1/16 at 4:17am
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Every motherboard I am looking at is EATX so yes I need that. The board I am almost settled on is the Asus Rampage V Edition 10. Besides being EATX that also has a front panel 5.25" adapter so I really need at least two external 5.25" bays.

Cost isn't really a concern, provided the component is actually worth it.

At present I am considering the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
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