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Im looking at the Antec 1200, I currently have an Xclio 380 which has oddly sized fans that are hard to replace compared to standard sized ones on the Antec-1200

Just curious if there is a Computer case with better air-air cooling than the Antec 1200, and has easy to replace fans, and is similar or cheaper in price.

BTW, I like big cases for the optional in-case watercooling they can potentially provide
post #2 of 20
you can get a coolermaster atcs 840 here:http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0299476

It is capable of mounting a 240 or 360 rad on the top.


Or that 1200
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Antecs are horrible. Get a HAF or Cosmo S.
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post #6 of 20
Get a HAF X and you're set.
    
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post #7 of 20
1200 is not a very good watercooling case, took a fair amount of moding to fit a 360 rad inside, and the airflow was fairly good, but replacing fans is a fair bit of work
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post #8 of 20

both of those cases look like they're REALLY good quality, just curious, do you know if a noctua NH-D14 would fit in there ?

I was set on getting a MC HAF 932 but know i'm not so sure..
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post #9 of 20
I would say either a Haf like the 932 if you like the aggressive look, or an NZXT Phantom.

Both have great reviews and capabilities.
    
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post #10 of 20
corsair 650d is looking nice...comes in april though

link: http://www.corsair.com/cases/obsidia...ries-650d.html
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