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.
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