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NZXT M59 vs NZXT Hades...what would you do?

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I know this is about cases, but I think the issue is better suited for this forum.

Basically, my cooling setup is a completely filled M59 with a 6-channel fan controller and a Hyper 212+. However, I won a Hades from NZXT, and in most aspects it's a better case. I'd love to use it, except for two things:

1- My Hyper 212+ will not fit.

2- My fan controller will not fit in its intended orientation, due to the door, and has bright blue lights that wouldn't really match the red/black scheme of the case.


The fan controller would be the easier of the two to solve. I could mount it farther back in the bay, instead of flush with the front, and put something to block the light in the way of it. I might even forget it and use the Hades's built i controller for the important ones...the 200's and 140's are already quiet enough as-is.

The cooler, however, is a different story, since there's no possible way to make it fit because of the fan on the side panel. So my only option there would be to find a smaller cooler, but I'm not aware of any that will work as well as a H212+ in push-pull.

Further complicating the matter, I won't have a permanent overclock on my CPU until I get a second 5770. Until then I'm GPU bottlenecked on just about every game, so an OC would be useless. I could even trade the H212+ to my brother and use the stock cooler from his 1055T, and still have good temperatures for now, but I'd still lose the ability to use a serious OC and would be stuck CPU bottlenecked once I upgrade my GPU.

TL-DR:
The Hades has beastly airflow compared to the M59, is quieter, has temp sensors, better cable management, and IMO better looks, but the M59 can fit my cooler and fan controller, has a window, and still has pretty good airflow since I've filled up all of the fan spots.


So...what would you guys do?
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post #2 of 8
Imo I'd keep the m59 and sell the hades. Maybe you could get an even better chassis?

Or you could ditch the side panel fan in the hades.
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Imo I'd keep the m59 and sell the hades. Maybe you could get an even better chassis?

Or you could ditch the side panel fan in the hades.
I would do the same, Personally I love the M59, I was going to get that or the Tempest EVO I have now (I got the Tempest because It came with more fans and looked just alittle more HardcoreBA IMO)

I might consider even selling both cases and buying a really nice one that matches and allows for more upgrades, like a HAF X...
 
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post #4 of 8
definitely sell the hades, and if you really want a better chassis sell the m59 as well and then buy a better case (maybe rv03 when it comes out?)
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post #5 of 8
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Can't remove the side fan...the pins in it hold the mesh on as well. :/

Whichever case I don't use is going to my youngest brother though...he still has one of these:


So that's two votes to keep the M59?


Are there any creative solutions to making the Hades work? I figured if anyone would have one, it'd be someone here :/


I've considered just eating the cost and buying a better cooler that will fit once it comes time to OC, but I'm having trouble finding one. I'll be lucky to get this thing at 3.5 stable as it is...a downgrade isn't going to help things. All I could think of was an H-50 type cooler (though hopefully cheaper), but apparently some people have issues making those fit.
Edited by Drenlin - 3/8/11 at 8:10pm
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post #6 of 8
Cut a hole in the side panel =)

hell I think a heat sink sticking out of the side 1-2CM would be stylish =D

But your best off with what works with your current set up.
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post #7 of 8
Keep the M59. Don't cut up a Hades.

Give the Hades to your brother. It cost you nothing . . .
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post #8 of 8
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Wouldn't have to cut a hole...without the fan(and mesh) there, it fits fine. :/

edit: Perhaps a thin 200mm would work? Are there any 10mm ones?
Edited by Drenlin - 3/8/11 at 10:37pm
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