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post #1 of 16
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I have a choice between two full tower cases for my next build, I was originally planning on going with the Coolermaster HAF X but I noticed a person mention the Lian Li PC-A70F and for the same price approximately, it looks amazing.

So I thought I would ask here what people thought between the two. Price is not important, since after buying another 200mm fan for the top of the HAF X would bring it to the same cost as the Lian Li.

Here is a link for both cases.

http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/22...R/RC_942_KKN1/
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=LIAN-LI

What I am curious about is a comparison between the two for airflow, construction, features, etc.

TIA for any suggestions.

TL; DR. Coolermaster HAF-X or Lian Li PC-A70F
post #2 of 16
Both are great quality but Lian Li are in a class by themselves.

I'm not a HUGE fan of HAF-X as newer coolermasters just look kinda weird.
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The lian li does look very sleek and stylish. In terms of cooling is it almost as good as the HAF X?
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I like my Antec Dark Fleet DF-85

What I really like is that it has five Hot-swap drive bays including one 2.5"

And, as I have three SSDs. I have three separate OS's I can load using the SSDs in the 2.5" bays! And have up to four HDDs with each SSD

At the mo, I have two Windows 7 setups! And a Vista setup for games that won't run on Windows 7

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Any interest in Silverstone cases? Particular the Raven 2, it uses stacked cooling (mounted with motherboard pointing up port going up) so the fans are all exhaust, I heard it was one of the best for air cooling. I idle in the 20s with a NH-D14 with the Raven 2 but my ambient might be quite cool but not like 0 degrees lol (haven't checked yet, not at my sig rig right now). I only choked up about 20 (from the HAF) more dollars for it and in my opinion it looks better.
    
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post #6 of 16
the Corsair Obsidian Series 800D!!

http://www.corsair.com/cases/obsidia...ries-800d.html

check out the videos they have there, such a clean clean build and so easy. I'd add a 120,, at the top though.

I love the chambers though.. the hard drives are in their own cooled and vented chamber.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by 1-anh View Post
The lian li does look very sleek and stylish. In terms of cooling is it almost as good as the HAF X?

The haf has better airflow..


but The lian li's airflow will be more than enough.
post #8 of 16
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Thanks for all the replies, the antec is kinda ugly in my opinion.

I do like the silverstone line of cases, however the FT02 is too pricy and the RV02 doesn't have enough HDD space.

I like the corsair 800D, I think its an awesome case but it is around 80-100 more than the lian li and I don't see myself going to water cooling for a little while.

I also really like the overall layout toolless design of the lian li, would make for a good server chassis when my build gets old.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
I like my Antec Dark Fleet DF-85

What I really like is that it has five Hot-swap drive bays including one 2.5"

And, as I have three SSDs. I have three separate OS's I can load using the SSDs in the 2.5" bays! And have up to four HDDs with each SSD

At the mo, I have two Windows 7 setups! And a Vista setup for games that won't run on Windows 7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLjWINlqjx8
Vista? Shame on you! theres always XP......

BTW DF-85/Any HAF looks terrible, something sleek from Silverstone or Lian Li or Fractal Design would be much better.
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post #10 of 16
Please get the Lian Li . The airflow will be fine.
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