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So what I understand is that for the price, there is the 690, HAF 912 and the scout. Which should I really go for? I care more about a case that makes it easy to install, clean filters, and good airflow and future proof.
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Originally Posted by MexGT View Post
I;m telling ya, nothing beats a 912 with two 200mm fans !

Space for everything, cooling, cable management, size, looks !

you can move the supplied front 120mm to the side pannel and you're set on airflow if you get the other 200mm's
the 200mm fans aren't that great imo.

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So what I understand is that for the price, there is the 690, HAF 912 and the scout. Which should I really go for? I care more about a case that makes it easy to install, clean filters, and good airflow and future proof.
Personally I'd say the 690 II myself, It's a great case, it's built pretty good, 6 or so hdd bays, tons of rooms for fans. Filters are fairly easy to clean. ease of install sucks coming from a full tower, but it's not bad or hard. It's easy.
Tons of fan potential too. 690 II also in my opinion looks much better, It's got cleaner lines and is much more normal. I found after a year i really started to hate the look of my HAF 932 so i went down to a 690 II.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 2/11/11 at 12:52am
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so hows the cable management in the 690 II? I read that its tough and the side panel is hard to close. Also another problem with it that the backplate retention hole does not match the motherboard or is too small, maybe only with some mobos.
Edited by dioxholster - 2/11/11 at 1:49am
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post #24 of 32
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so hows the cable management in the 690 II? I read that its tough and the side panel is hard to close. Also another problem with it that the backplate retention hole does not match the motherboard or is too small, maybe only with some mobos.
the second part. that's just an issue due mobo the cpu location being moved around after the case was designed.
The HAF 932 worked fine for lga775 but when lga1366 came out it didn't line up.
For me with my huge amount of wires I find the backpanel to be hard to get on. I've had that issue with every single case i've owned. The cable management itself is fine though.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 2/11/11 at 2:11am
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Im not good with cable management, but the new sandy bridge mobos have their CPU placed differently and the case wont work with it? I may have to google that one.
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post #27 of 32
For this price range, these are unfortunately the only acceptable cases. If you want something really good, I suggest you to save a bit more and to invest in a seriously good case (which can, unfortunately, cost more than 100$). I don't know you, but I'd personally have a great case in 1-2 months rather than an "OK" one today
     
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post #28 of 32
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Saving for a better case would be great but I'm already saving for other things, so right now case is somewhat a low priority or I just want something that is convenient. The full tower i got now is old and has bad airflow, no cable management options and not flexible in upgrading fans, etc unless i mod it but the result won't be better than the cheap cases. And my needs are basic, no sli or anything demanding of a big case. Keep in mind also im not doing a new build.

cable management might be tricky with 690, like in this video:


Edited by dioxholster - 2/11/11 at 4:41am
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post #29 of 32
690 II or HAF 922 would be good.
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post #30 of 32
the 690 ii does have a lot of features, which is why i went with it, plus i don't like the looks of the haf. lots of spaces for fans and the the cable management is pretty nice but like others have said it can be hard to get the back panel on. not that that should deter you in anyway, it just takes a little pressure to get it on and a little to get it off. it's no big deal in the end. lots of dust filters and i like that the top of the case is mesh (in my simple mind this means it's easy for the hot air to escape/find a way out). i also like that you can move all but the top two hard drive bays allowing for better air flow.
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