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Hey guys

Im planning my first ever build and need some help deciding on which case is the best fro my needs. My main parts thread is http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-computer.html but i thouhgt i could a few opinions on cases here.

I think I'm down to 3 options -
CM HAF-912 advanced @ $135 + 140mm fan @ $19 = $154
Antec Dark Fleet 30 @$119 + 120mm fan @ $12 = $131
Antec nine hundred two @ $118 + 120mm fan @ $12 = $130

I really like these 3 cases but if there is a better option i would love to here it. The HAF seems to have all of the best features like screw less drives and USB 3.0 on the front but is it worth the extra cash. The other are priced very closely but i think i prefer the look of the dark fleet but the 900 has room for 1 extra fan later on if i choose.

All prices are in AUD as im in AUS

Guys im really struggling to make a decision so some opinions would be great.
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post #2 of 7
I'd say get the HAF912 Advanced. I have the base model and it's pretty good. At least the Advanced comes with all the fans you need. It HAF 912 doesn't come with USB 3.0 front though. But you could always get a drive bay adapter for one.
Edited by Kvjavs - 12/22/10 at 9:17am
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post #3 of 7
Go with the HAF 912 advanced. It is wider than those two chassis from Antec. Also note that the Advanced may have USB 3.0 in Australia, gotta check.
    
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HAF 912. It actually has cable management unlike the Antec cases as well as 2.5" SSD support, water cooling support and a more configurable drive bay system.
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912 Advanced FTW
    
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post #6 of 7
I would say HAF 912 Advanced. I have the normal 912 and its amazing.
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post #7 of 7
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that's pretty convincing

Thanks guys
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