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Originally Posted by prznar1 View Post
i dunno why you ppl are arguing about haf 912 or 692. those are same cases with bit of different styling and features. frame is the same thing in both. the front and top is bit modified but overall its same case. both of them are good. both of them will handle more then one radiator, etc etc etc.

all i assume is that that haters will hate haf series to the end.
post #22 of 30
if money is a factor then go with the haf912, its agreat case. but the CM690 II is better.
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Lian Li = overpriced hype IMHO, and they are all ugly :/ and the only case I have ever seen break a power button was a brand new lian li lancool.
Careful, you'll be burned at the stake for insinuating their pricey cases are anything less than "built by god."

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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
those are lancools not lian li's...

Lian Li is the best, end of story.



you must never have owned one one huh?
You must not understand "opinion" is subject to individual perception, and everyone is entitled to his own.

You must also not understand "Lancool" and "Lian li" are one in the same.

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Originally Posted by 3XPeriment View Post
Well Lancools are Lian-Li made, basically a rebranded Lian-Li. That said, in response to that guy speaking about build quality problems, I've never had problems with Lian-Li products. In fact, generally speaking the build quality is excellent.
Go look on Newegg and a few other retailers. The Lancool K62s pretty commonly break their power button. This was one of a few reasons I went with the Phantom instead of the K62.

Edit: quite a few scratched/broken side panels there too.

OP: Coolermaster 690 II, Lancool K62, and the NZXT phantom.. All are worth the tiny bit over your friend's budget. If he can squeeze in the extra money he won't be disappointed with either of them.
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Go look on Newegg and a few other retailers. The Lancool K62s pretty commonly break their power button. This was one of a few reasons I went with the Phantom instead of the K62.
Ok fair enough. Generally speaking though, this is the exception, not the rule, to Lian-Li build quality.
     
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design and slyling of case is just a matter of taste but those rly are same frames.
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design and slyling of case is just a matter of taste but those rly are same frames.

I totally disagree as someone who owns the CM 690 II and had a HAF 912. The dimensions of the HAF 912 and the CM 690 II are no where even close. They use totally different frames and outsides.
(WxHxD)
HAF 912: 9.1 x 18.9 x 19.5
CM 690 II: 8.4 x 19.5 x 20.8
  1. The HAF 912 is wide enough to support 2 x 200mm fans and 2 x 120mm fans in front, and the CM 690 II can't.
  2. The CM 690 II can support 2 x 140mm fans in the top, as well as 2 x 120mm fans in the bottom tray while the HAF 912 can't.
Maybe check your facts next time.
    
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post #27 of 30
I didn't check if anyone else posted this, but I recommend:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-11129042-L0A

Nice mail in rebate and price. Got one for my dad; relatively quiet and good cooling. Great deal.
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post #28 of 30
Well everyone else has said the obvious ones... but just some additional choices:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811517007 (huge rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129096


I personally like the HAF 912, and its cheap enough. Most of these cases will be fine for you though.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by 3XPeriment View Post
Well Lancools are Lian-Li made, basically a rebranded Lian-Li. That said, in response to that guy speaking about build quality problems, I've never had problems with Lian-Li products. In fact, generally speaking the build quality is excellent.

Lancool was purchased by lian li to make crummy cases made of steel to cater to the low end market. Simple enough, not everyone can afford/wants to pay for Lian Li's superiority.

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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Careful, you'll be burned at the stake for insinuating their pricey cases are anything less than "built by god."



You must not understand "opinion" is subject to individual perception, and everyone is entitled to his own.

You must also not understand "Lancool" and "Lian li" are one in the same.




Hardly... You obviously don't know the difference and have never owned a Lian Li.




Lancool= the low end... no aluminum geared toward the general public.

Every other lian li= aluminum and are better in build quality







So before you slam Lian Li... You must try their cases before you can say they are a waste of money.
post #30 of 30
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,,,[/LIST]Maybe check your facts next time.
measure the bare frame... and report back.
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