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well, at first my mind was set on an antec900 then the antec902 was released. so i automatically went on to that and was set on buying it.

then some one told me about the HAF 932 which was "better". performance isn't everything in a case, i also want it to look cool. and im not a fan of the red theme on the HAF.

i know the fans in the HAF aren't standard 120mm fans. there are some 140mm's and 230mm's.

so my question is, what would you go for?

and secondly can anyone tell me if you can put 4 120mm fans on the side of the HAF instead of the 230mm without buying or modding?

if so can somebody recommend 140mm blue LED fans with reasonable CFM.

+reps for good informative posts and links to fans

Uk online stores please. mainly www.scan.co.uk
Edited by Crooksy - 2/20/09 at 1:02pm
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well, at first my mind was set on an antec900 then the antec902 was released. so i automatically went on to that and was set on buying it.

then some one told me about the HAF 932 which was "better". performance isn't everything in a case, i also want it to look cool. and im not a fan of the red theme on the HAF.

i know the fans in the HAF aren't standard 120mm fans. there are some 140mm's and 230mm's.

so my question is, what would you go for?

and secondly can anyone tell me if you can put 4 120mm fans on the side of the HAF instead of the 230mm without buying or modding?

if so can somebody recommend 140mm blue LED fans with reasonable CFM.

+reps for good informative posts and links to fans

Uk online stores please. mainly www.scan.co.uk
Yes you can put x4 120mm fans on the side panel. I like the HAF, but then again Im biased, I have one.

Here is a pic of 4 fans:

Edited by spacegoast - 2/20/09 at 1:10pm
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Yes you can put x4 120mm fans on the side panel. I like the HAF, but then again Im biased, I have one.

Here is a pic of 4 fans:
yeah, so you can do that straight out of the box?
and they are standard 120mm fans?
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^yup, straight out of the box. Just remove the 23cm fan and throw in 4 120mm fans.
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Remove the 902 from your options all together, it is more expensive then the antec 1200 which is a larger case with more airflow. Both the HAF and Antec 1200 are awesome cases and both at $130 right now at microcenter. IMO HAF for water and Antec 1200 if you plan to stick with air cooling.

HAF $128

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0293547

Antec 1200 $130

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0288150

Nine hundred two is basically a smaller 1200 with less airflow that costs $160..... Should not be an option.
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It has mounts for 4x120 on the side, and 2x120 on top... and make them whatever color you want. With those 2 230's free, put one in front now and replace the red one. Done and done.

I'm going to be putting my non lighted fan in front and just keep it green for now (since my w/c loop just dominated the red coloring anyway) this weekend, and maybe lap my processor/waterblock. maybe. =)

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IMO HAF for water and Antec 1200 if you plan to stick with air cooling.

Just wondering... why do people say that? HAF gets better temps on air than the 1200, *AND* it has the room to go internal water. Not to diminish the 1200 (I love Antec) but, I haven't seen any reviews to support this.
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ah right, thats for the info guys.

oh is 902 more than the 1200 in the states?

over here the 902 is £50 cheaper

and links to cheap 140mm blue LED quiet fans?
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It has mounts for 4x120 on the side, and 2x120 on top... and make them whatever color you want. With those 2 230's free, put one in front now and replace the red one. Done and done.

I'm going to be putting my non lighted fan in front and just keep it green for now (since my w/c loop just dominated the red coloring anyway) this weekend, and maybe lap my processor/waterblock. maybe. =)




Just wondering... why do people say that? HAF gets better temps on air than the 1200, *AND* it has the room to go internal water. Not to diminish the 1200 (I love Antec) but, I haven't seen any reviews to support this.
The Antec 1200 comes with much more CFM at stock then the HAF. Robilar on these forums has personally owned both and has stated that the large HAF fans while silent do not blow much air and he gets lower temps when he changed back to his 1200. More airflow = lower temps at the cost of noise. Another reason i say 1200 for air is because if you are using air cooling then your case probably has alot of CFM fans and with high CFM fans comes alot of dust, the 1200 includes dust filters while the HAF does not.

Unfortunately case reviewers are pretty lacking when it comes to thermal performance comparisons. Bit-tech does a great job but has neglected to use antec 900/1200 cases in their comparisons.
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Ya, the A1200 is better with air flow than the HAF is. However I cherish the silence, well "less noise" is more appropriate, which is why I went with that one. Plus I am planning a red and black theme with this build, so the HAF fits in well. Too many rigs with Blue LED's these days.
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hmmm. i would like to stick with my blue theme. razer deathadder, saitek eclipse, already have 2 sharkoons with blue LEDs.

can somebody tell where i can get some 120mm fan filters. and one for a 230mm fan, is that even possible?
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