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1200. It's also i7 futureproof.
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I own the HAF, but was considering the 1200. The 1200's interior is nice since its all black, I chose the HAF at the time because it was cheaper and had the huge fan on the side like my Armor+ and a fan on top like the 1200. If I could do it over again with all things being equal, I'd still go with the HAF, simply because of cable management. All of the HAF's case fans can be plugged into my MB while the 1200 all has 4 pin Molex's. Plus with the HAF you can choose to remove two of the 230mm fans and replace them with 6 120's if you decide to do so. A friend of mine has the 1200 and those molex connectors can get in the way at times.
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1200. It's also i7 futureproof.
how so?
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I own the HAF, but was considering the 1200. The 1200's interior is nice since its all black, I chose the HAF at the time because it was cheaper and had the huge fan on the side like my Armor+ and a fan on top like the 1200. If I could do it over again with all things being equal, I'd still go with the HAF, simply because of cable management. All of the HAF's case fans can be plugged into my MB while the 1200 all has 4 pin Molex's. Plus with the HAF you can choose to remove two of the 230mm fans and replace them with 6 120's if you decide to do so. A friend of mine has the 1200 and those molex connectors can get in the way at times.
And?



All of the antec 1200 fans have integrated controllers accessed from the outside of the case...

The fans have molex connectors but they don't need to be connected to anything for speed control (in fact that would be redundant)
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post #16 of 31
Two date, I've had only two problems with my A1200. One is the space being the mobo tray isn't quite enough to house the miltitude of cables from my non-modular PSU. Two, is that the doors on the case don't firmly go into place (they wobble around till I screw them in). EVERYTHING else about this case is fantastic, it blows it's smaller brother the A900 out of the water.

The washable fan filters are priceless too. The inside of my case would be a cluster**** of dust, but there (after 5 months, and 4 cleanings, in a VERY dusty room!) is almost none in there.

Edit: Oh, I forgot the external fan controls. Another priceless feature, again tromping the 900.
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post #17 of 31
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how so?
No problems with space. It's also on my Asus Rampage II extreme which is an slightly longer ATX model. No problem fitting 2 4870 X2's or aligning them. Don't expect to fit a sound card other than the included one or onboard if you are using dual slot video cards. Newegg reviewers spread stupid speculation and comments about TRI-SLI on the 1200 but it's possible to TRI-SLI.
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I own the Antec 1200, so of course I'd recommend it.
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post #19 of 31
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No problems with space. It's also on my Asus Rampage II extreme which is an slightly longer ATX model. No problem fitting 2 4870 X2's or aligning them. Don't expect to fit a sound card other than the included one or onboard if you are using dual slot video cards. Newegg reviewers spread stupid speculation and comments about TRI-SLI on the 1200 but it's possible to TRI-SLI.
Why wouldn't it be? The case is massive, anything listed as a Full Tower can support three dual-slot GPU's.
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post #20 of 31
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And?



All of the antec 1200 fans have integrated controllers accessed from the outside of the case...

The fans have molex connectors but they don't need to be connected to anything for speed control (in fact that would be redundant)
I wasn't stating the he should connect them to a fan controller, I was saying that "IMO", the molex connectors are a bit cumbersome. I prefer the HAF's 3 pin connectors because they're smaller and can connect directly into my motherboard. With the molex's you end up with a long daisy chain of connections for the front fans and possibly another chain with the back and side panel fans. I'm not knocking the idea, I just prefer the smaller footprints of the 3pin connectors.
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