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Antec 300 vs CM 690 II vs CM HAF 912

Poll Results: Which Case?

 
  • 50% (10)
    CM 690 II
  • 25% (5)
    CM HAF 912
  • 15% (3)
    Antec 300
  • 10% (2)
    Other
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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I know it's an ago old question but which of the three provides the best airflow and best cable management/space?

The 690 II looks the best by far but has poor thermals according to many online reviews. The HAF is ok-ish but I'm guessing it'll have better thermals and finally the antec which is a bit basic but I know it gets really good reviews.

I'm thinking about getting a new PC of the followng spec:

Intel i5 2500k
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2x 250GB HDDs

I really like the 690 but the Antec has a good review for airflow which is important to me.

Any suggestions?
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Although the Antec has great airflow, it has horrible cable management where you just stuff all of the cables behind the HDD cage. There aren't any holes cut out to route cables to.
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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jspoon View Post
Although the Antec has great airflow, it has horrible cable management where you just stuff all of the cables behind the HDD cage. There aren't any holes cut out to route cables to.
What about dust accumulation? Is this an issue with the HAF and 690 II cases?
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post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
What about dust accumulation? Is this an issue with the HAF and 690 II cases?
You just need to set up your case to have positive airflow which is fairly easy to do. I have an antec 900 which is the worst dust collector compared to the cases on this list, but as soon as I made my airflow positive it really reduced collecting dust dramatically.

Quote:
I know it's an ago old question but which of the three provides the best airflow and best cable management/space?

The 690 II looks the best by far but has poor thermals according to many online reviews. The HAF is ok-ish but I'm guessing it'll have better thermals and finally the antec which is a bit basic but I know it gets really good reviews.
As for the choice of a case between the three I would probably choose the 912 over the 690 since it has better cable management (more cable routing paths) plus you can move around the bays to have better airflow as well.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 12/31/10 at 5:34pm
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post #5 of 13
The test sites usually test with what fans come stock in the cases, I would go with the 690 II gorgeous case nice wire management
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post #6 of 13
since you run 2x harddrives you can remove the the bottom part of the hardrive cage and add a fan there. So you can have 3x fan on the bottom area, 1 from the front and the other 2 on the floor

you can also chuck fans at the top under the cover and if you use 1x optical drive, install another fan in that area
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post #7 of 13
Id go all the way for a HAF 932 real good ase
post #8 of 13
The Antec 300 is pointless and the worst case in every way. Go for the Lancool PC-K58 or PC-K62.
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post #9 of 13
Antec cases suck. they are what I like to call Cramp style cases cause there just isnt no friggen room for anything. The (690) is by far a better case.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
Antec cases suck. they are what I like to call Cramp style cases cause there just isnt no friggen room for anything. The (690) is by far a better case.
This. Go with the 912 or the 690 depending on which you like better, internally they are similar enough (690 II is better for watercooling though)
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