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The real battle here is happening between Antec, Cooler Master, and Thermaltake. ABS is in a league of its own. If you can afford to pay $600 for a case without a power supply that doesn’t include a complete water cooling kit
, there’s really no competition. The design, construction, and quality of the Canyon 695 are unparalleled by any other case here.

But at a more palatable price range from $150 to $200, we’re faced with three strong contenders. All of them prominently feature big fans and lots of circulation, but Cooler Master’s HAF 932 has to be our favorite for its strong design, easy installation and aggressive price.

The Antec Twelve Hundred is quite close, being an overall quieter case that requires a little more work to put together.

Thermaltake’s Spedo is close as well. We did have a little trouble with thin metal at the bottom of the case warping during shipping, which complicated power supply installation. However, the enclosure’s cable management and innovative side-panel fan were welcome differentiators in a market where it’s difficult to stand apart. More attractive right now would probably be the Spedo without the Advanced package, which is selling online for $139 after a $30 mail-in-rebate. Those significant savings drastically alter the case’s value versus some of the other offerings here.
I see many threads asking about which full tower would best suit them, as the antec 1200 and coolermaster HAF are the most common towers that i see suggested, this article should help a lot in their decisions. this once again proves that a $160 tower will perform just as good as a $600 tower that wastes cash that should have been spent on hardware.

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...case,2105.html

I used the search function, if this is a repost i apologize.
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now i really want to retire my cm690 and pick up a HAF
    
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now i really want to retire my cm690 and pick up a HAF
I second that.. except i think i'll be keeping my 690 and get the HF for my PhenomII build, case is more than amazing. I love the big side fan, thing really helps allot ! .. It spreads out better than a few smaller fans.
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Don't even bother with the Spedo. BT did a review on it and it has horrible build quality and bad design, Robilar also got one and wasn't pleased with it.
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hows the torture rack marin? i was looking at perhaps getting one.
    
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hows the torture rack marin? i was looking at perhaps getting one.
It's awesome if you want to have constant access to your parts.
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The HAF and the Cosmos S are great cases for 2x dual slot card setups. Those large side fans & the huge internal space will help you drop your card temps alot.
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I may be dating myself here, but if the Cooler Master HAF 932 is the Shredder, then Thermaltake’s Spedo is the Super Shredder
Oh dear... I guess I'm dating my self by saying that I totally got that reference...
    
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No Lian Li?

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Oh dear... I guess I'm dating my self by saying that I totally got that reference...
TMNT?
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No Lian Li?



TMNT?
That overpriced black brick aka ABS canyon is a Lian Li.
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