Originally Posted by ilikebeer
Anyone recommend a HAF912 advanced for a new ivey bridge build (ATX mobo and only one gpu). Air cooled, possibly water cooling the single gpu if it can be overclocked like mad.
The thing that bothers me most is that I still can't decide if friends who see this case will think it's built for teenagers (i'm in my twenties). But it's also one of the only reasonably priced cases I can find here in China. The other haf cases just appear too big for my needs and they are 30 to 40% more expensive that what you buy em for in the USA.
Go for it. I personally wish I could have got a HAF 912 advanced, but I live in the USA. Really, I went back and bought the side door and some fans with LEDs and it brought the price within the HAF 912 advanced price range. I didn't get the front panel USB 3.0 connector that was available, but I think I might get it.
Originally Posted by KyadCK
I can easily recommend the 912.
Don't judge it by the pictures, It's a large case (the pics don't do it justice), and while not sleek as mentioned earlier, it's just got that "look" like its hiding real power in there.
Exactly. I've got my 912 and 932 next to each other under my desk, can't help but grin when I look down there. Knowing what's inside helps too
Agreed. My friend from high school was amazed at my 912, even after I told him on Skype how large it was. It has plenty of room in it to do what you want. Also, from what I have heard here on the forum, the 912 has better cable management than the 922, and it isn't too much smaller (like an inch or less in most dimensions).
Okay, funny story. I ordered my case and got it through the mail here at college. The box was huge, the mail lady really laughed at it. I then ordered the door with the glass window from Cooler Master and the door came in the exact same box that my case came in. I walked up the the window and asked for my package, and she said I had something very large. I thought to myself "Well, it can't be that large, it is only a door". At first when I looked at the box, I thought they had sent me a HAF 912 instead of a door (and I wasn't going to tell them otherwise). But I got back to the dorm and it turned out to just be the door.
Originally Posted by ilikebeer
i'm sure air cooling will be fine during half the year, here in Shanghai ambient temps go up to well above 30c though and I would like to overclock the ivy cpu and the next gen of gpu from ati or nvidea. 932 looks good for water cooling, the 912 i've seen pics of people attaching external rads to it.
I would love to see a photo of your haf912 next to something I know the scale of, such as a can of coca cola
It's so hard to decide between a full tower like haf x or a tiny one like 912. I think the future of desktop computing will be most people just having 1 gpu on standard atx mobo or even matx, so i'm leaning towards something small like 912.
Here are some pics. Trust me, the 912 isn't small. I could probably put my friends HP desktop in it if I wanted to.
My 23" montior. The stand is a couple inches tall.
My room mates PS3. The slim model that is. It is level with the side of the case, just the round shape makes it appear otherwise.
Not sure if they have Vitamin Water in China, but I didn't have a can of Coke or a Dr. Pepper. For reference, that is a 3 slot video card, btw.
PS3 leaned against the side of my case.