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post #1 of 31
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OMG its soooo hard to decide. What do you guys think. I have never seen either in person but I can already tell I like the 1200's black interior and the HAF's wide stance. Any help is apreciated.
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I'd go with the A1200 simply because it looks a lot better, and has gotten a lot of good reviews.
I've never heard of the HAF before, but looking at it, it looks kinda erm... Too gamerish.
Though I'm sure that both will be quite nice cases.
    
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post #3 of 31
both are really good air flow cases and you cant go wrong with either. The nice thing is you can get the black interior of the Antec 1200 on the HAF with a little sandpaper and a can of primer and a couple cans of black spray paint. Where as you cant get the wide stance of the HAF with the antec 1200 unless you want to really mod the case and increase the width somehow.

I say go with the HAF and put a little bit of work into it and paint the interior black.

Some people will tell you, that you will have to derivet the case. To get the paint evenly all the way around the case in spots you cant reach, yes derivet. But to paint the interior/exterior of the chasis black you dont have to derivet. The only way to really tell the difference is to go in and inspect the paintjob but who puts their head in somebody's rig to inspect the paint to see if it is a completely 100% even job all the way around.
post #4 of 31
I've owned both.

My issues with the HAF is that the fans are very low CFM. They simply do not move much air. The HAF is quieter though.
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well the haf 932, ive worked with personally and i can tell u its a breeze to manage cables, it allows for either top or bottom mounted psu's it has alot more room towards the from of the mother boards for long gpus(like ur gx2) and such

its big and heavy and it has an overall feel of quality that outmatches my antec 900 plus you can fit alot of radiators internally on that thing
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post #6 of 31
i love the look of the HAF, and coolermaster makes excellent, quality cases.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...omparison.html

there's the temp differences in each.



personally, id go with the HAF, but with that being said, there are a lot of members who praise the antec 1200.
    
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post #7 of 31
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I would love to be able to mod my case but i just dont have time. The HAF not moving enough air doesnt sound great to me since I know I would want to fix that and put even more money into it. From ROBILAR's post it sounds like the 1200 is the way to go AS IS.
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post #8 of 31
HAF is a Good Case.

One of the problems of this case is the extremely dust inside you need to put some filters, but have a lot of space, good looking case, and E-ATX Ready for i7 motherboards, easy burners installation, and more.
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HAF is a Good Case.

One of the problems of this case is the extremely dust inside you need to put some filters, but have a lot of space, good looking case, and E-ATX Ready for i7 motherboards, easy burners installation, and more.
That is an inherit problem with the antec 1200 case as well. The perforated bezzle that helps with the airflow leads to dusty cases. In the antec 900/1200 as well as the HAF, cm690, and cm590 it is going to get dusty inside. But that is what fan filters are for!
post #10 of 31
The only thing the Antec 1200 hs over the HAF is the black interior. The HAF is a very quiet and sturdy case and looks different, as opposed the the Antec 1200, which looks like a 900 on juice. Also, with the HAF, the 23cm fans are replaceable by 4 x 12cm fans instead, which would be a lot better than the 23cm fans it comes with, but noise would increase a lot. Either way though they are good cases.
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