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DF-85 Review

DF-35 Review

DF-30 Review

Antec DF-85 and HAF-X comparison

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Edited by greg8west - 3/12/11 at 10:58pm
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antec version of the HAF
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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
antec version of the HAF
Style wise yes. Rest of it not at all. (I used to own a 932)
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post #4 of 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by greg8west View Post
Style wise yes. Rest of it not at all. (I used to own a 932)
ah i was about to say b/c i saw haf 932 beffore you changed it lol
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The poster even has a military theme which the HAF series is all about. Guess they didn't want CM capitalizing on their military theme so much.
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the df series looks better than haf series, it gets the aggressive look without looking too bulky and plasticy
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Originally Posted by greg8west View Post
Style wise yes. Rest of it not at all. (I used to own a 932)
Yep. It's a revision of the Antec 902/1200 trying to look like the HAF cases, you can't mix them up due to the size differences. HAF is much longer and wider. nitesoul, these are just as plasticy as the HAF cases but have thinner steel. Not being bulky isn't good functionally, less space for CPU coolers and side fans and less space behind the motherboard tray for cable management.
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Yep. It's a revision of the Antec 902/1200 trying to look like the HAF cases, you can't mix them up due to the size differences. HAF is much longer and wider. nitesoul, these are just as plasticy as the HAF cases but have thinner steel. Not being bulky isn't good functionally, less space for CPU coolers and side fans and less space behind the motherboard tray for cable management.
I have had not problems with coolers (v8, H50), and cable management was actually quite easy
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The DF-85 is a good case, but much smaller than the HAF 932/HAF X. DF-85 is good if you have alot of 3.5" HDD and you aren't a fan enthusiast. One of the main values of DF-85 is that it has 7 fans out of the box, which is a great value if you don't add/replace fans on the HAF X/HAF 932.

You can see below how small the DF-85 is in comparison to the HAF X.


I still have my DF-85 but it is empty in my closet. My wife rejected it because she likes the HAF 932 better, so can I join the club?
    
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Of course! You still own it! and your comparison is very informative also! If you dont mind I will add it to the OP!
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4tb WD Blue LG DVD Burner Samsung Blu-Ray Reader Corsair H75 
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Windows 10 64bit Samsung 27" S27A550h Samsung 22" SyncMaster 216BW CoolerMaster Storm Trigger Mechanical 
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