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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by ttaylor0024 View Post
HAF912 is an extremely good case, its also extremely cheap.
I have one and totally recommend it.

Plenty of features for that price point and great cooling, well my setup has 2 200mm CM megaflow fans with a 120mm in the rear.

Also the case is sturdy and not flimsy at all.
post #12 of 21
Any case that is not made by APEVIA
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post #13 of 21
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Any case that is not made by APEVIA
I wouldn't go that far. There are an awful lot of cases out there that are just as bad as the Apevia/Aspire cases if not worse.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
I wouldn't go that far. There are an awful lot of cases out there that are just as bad as the Apevia/Aspire cases if not worse.
I hear ya, i only said it out of personal experiences,lol.
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post #15 of 21
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I hear ya, i only said it out of personal experiences,lol.
Like the X-Dreamer 2 I'm using for my Folding rig.
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post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
HAF 912 is WAY out of my price range. Elite 334 is nice and available cheaply.
Beta Evo is a little much, but the Gamma is very nice.

Remember I'm in the UK where everything costs a fortune.
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
HAF 912 is WAY out of my price range. Elite 334 is nice and available cheaply.
Beta Evo is a little much, but the Gamma is very nice.

Remember I'm in the UK where everything costs a fortune.
Sorry about the HAF 912 being out of your price range because you only are able to purchase the HAF 912 PLUS in the UK which is more in price than the HAF 912 BASIC model which is cheaper that we here in the USA are able to purchase. I wish we here in the USA were able to purchase the HAF 912 PLUS, in this I'll say Cooler Master is stupid with that decision not to have it available here.
post #18 of 21
I went with the Cooler Master Elite 335 for my HTPC. Can usually get it 40$ shipped and looks good upright or on it's side. Also perfect size to sit on top my audio pier (horizontally).

Just pop the Cooler master tag off the front (reflective and looks cheesy) and paint the bottom of the case if you plan to lay it horizontally.
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post #19 of 21
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Thanks for your suggestions. In the end I managed to get a used Akasa Zen in fairly decent condition (apart from the drive bay covers) for the price of postage, and my HTPC is quieter and looks the part now.
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post #20 of 21
HAF912.

Used it for a LAN rig build, great case.

Edit: Seen you said it's out of your price range
    
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