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Hi guys, I was wondering if i should get the HAF 942 or 932. I know the 942 comes with USB 3.0, but is it worth the extra 32 dollars.

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
RAM: Haven't figured out yet.
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
PSU: Corsair Professional Series AX750 750W
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
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Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080
Keyboard/Mouse: Any suggestions? Don't want to spend a ton.
post #2 of 11
ur best choice is the haf x if you can get it. best budget case = haf 912 you should get the haf 912 and get some bad ass ram like the dominator.
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post #3 of 11
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well corsair dominator doesnt fit with the noctua nh-d14. thats what i was originally going to get, but just realized it wont fit.
post #4 of 11
Thats not the only difference unfortunately lol. I would go with the 942. I currently have the 932 and love it, but would have preferred a little more space for water cooling. The 942 has more expansion slots and 2 200mm fans up top. The 3.0 is the least of my cares lol.
    
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post #5 of 11
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well i knew there was other differences, i just didnt feel like typing them all lol. This is my first computer build so im just trying to learn about everything before i buy anything
post #6 of 11
Haf X definitely. Supreme airflow
    
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post #7 of 11
you should lloook into other full towers, like the raven or the corsairs.
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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BenQ GW2760HS 27" BenQ GW2760HS 27" Ducky Shine II (Red LED,Cherry MX Blue) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850  
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair A70 Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SyncMaster T260 26" Steelseries 6Gv2 
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post #8 of 11
well the reason i would get for the Haf 942 is having a 10 pci slots but if u dont need those then get haf 932.. for mid tower choice its cm 690ii advanced, haf 922 or the storm scout
 
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post #9 of 11
Choose the HAF X if you are going with a XL-ATX motherboard. HAF X is the most affordable case that supports 9+1 PCI slots. If you want to go 3-way SLI its also certified by NVIDIA if you include a 150cfm fan inside.
    
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post #10 of 11
Don't take 932, the side panel doesn't sound proof the chassis well. I know this because my HAF-X came with a 932 side panel and it is noisy, I have to bring it all the way to the distributor and change for a HAF-X side panel.
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