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post #1 of 20
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Ok so I am getting a new case and am torn between the Haf X for 160 or the 800D for 260. I am really wanting to have a case that will last and support a 360 rad and a eatx motherboard. Any input will result in +rep
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post #2 of 20
The haf x has a ton of airflow if you dont plan on watercooling everything
The corsair lacks in the airflow dept but overall looks sleeker
It depends on what your putting inside it.
You might have trouble putting that big of a rad in the haf x itll prolly have to hang on the back
the 800 d will fit everythign with a little modification to the bottom
Edited by solar0987 - 2/10/11 at 7:50am
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Well i am going to put dual graphics and a 360 rad eventually... Do you think the Haf X will be pretty durable?
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post #4 of 20
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Well i am going to put dual graphics and a 360 rad eventually... Do you think the Haf X will be pretty durable?
Absolutely. These things are sturdy for sure.
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post #5 of 20
800D hands DOWN! Bigger is better, if you can get a smoking deal on it as well helps.
post #6 of 20
I have both of these cases. (I have a lot of cases to tinker with...)
As someone above mentioned already, it really does depend on what you wish to put inside.

Both are great, both and will house 360mm rad.
Both are extremely user friendly, with the 800D barely edging out the HAF X in terms of having better cable management.

HAF X has great airflow, especially compared to the 800D. (you can always mod the 800D for more airflow).

Tough choice indeed.

If its $100 difference I would get the HAF X, either invest or put the $100 towards something else you might like

One thing to keep in mind as well, is the space you will be placing your tower.

800D is deeper and taller than the HAF X
Which also makes it heavier, and quite bulky to move.

Anyhow best of luck in your decision making.

Cheers.
Edited by Xinc - 2/10/11 at 10:24am
post #7 of 20
800D is more for water cooling users.

HAF X is a bit of both but has better airflow.

Id go with the HAF X if your a air cooling person and if you are setting up for water then 800D is a way to go.
 
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post #8 of 20
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Well since its a 100 dollar diff I am gonna go with the HAF X bc I will be going air until I can get a WC system. Also HAF X has USB 3.0 so its very future proof. Thanks for all the input! +rep to all
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post #9 of 20
With a little modification i mounted a PA120.3 inside + 6 x Kaze 3000 which a am sure 800D cant do. Also you might think 800D is good for water but internal RAD needs cool air and HAF X just has more holes for air to come from.
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post #10 of 20
Sorry, but I'd go with the 800d. I'd rather have a case that's bigger and more futureproof than a haf-x. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the haf-x series anyways. I like the stylings of the 800d more. But as always, it's always personal taste.
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