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Poll Results: Which case should I buy?

Poll expired: Mar 15, 2011  
  • 27% (3)
    HAF 922
  • 72% (8)
    CM 690 II
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am in a dilemma, I now currently own an NZXT Gamma, which is fine for housing my rig for now, but I want to migrate to mid/slightly higher end of the middle tower category. The cases I am looking to buy are all used and I have the options of the following:
1. HAF 922
2. CM 690 II
3. CM 690 with black interiors (painted by the owner)
The most important aspects of a case I am looking for is:
1. Cable management - The most important feature IMO
2. Aesthetics- The HAF design is alright, I didn't like it that much, not as much as the CM 690 II but if it has better cable management, I am willing to forgo on the looks.
3. Cooling capabilities- Both with air and water, I might not do water, but its great to have the potential.
The rig this case will be housing is in my sig. No sleeving will be done (Might get the NZXT sleeved extensions)
Now onto the prices, please note that these might seem outrageous considering most of these case retail for much less here but its India, stuff is overpriced. Deal with it.
HAF 922- $100 shipped
CM 690 II - $100+shipping
CM 690 - $74
This is all INR converted to USD with the multiplier x45.
Go ahead, have a good laugh.
Please suggest the case that would serve my purpose well.
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post #2 of 7
CM 690 II....
or the tempest evo
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Considering the guy is charging for shipping, wouldn't it be better if I got the HAF922, just asking.
And the Tempest Evo is close to $125 here.
Avarice
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Avarice
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Bump!
Avarice
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite SteelSeries Ikari/Logitech G5 SteelSeries Qck Mass 
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post #5 of 7
The original CM690 doesn't have much in the way of cable management openings in the motherboard tray compared to the 692 and the Haf 922. I would go with whichever one looks best to you between the 692 and the 922. Cable management between those two would be close enough to the same to not be an issue. The 922 has a bit better airflow than the 692, but for the most part they both have excellent cooling capabilities both with air and water. Personally I would go by how they look to you as either would function quite well.
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442
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Piece O' Crappola
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9550 E0 DFI LanParty LT P35-T2R 2 x HD4670QT512P CF Patriot PVS24G8500ELKN 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
CaseAudio
custom onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer H233H Rosewill RG630-S12 NZXT BetaEVO 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 7300LE 2G PNY PC2-6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80Gig WDC SATA NEC ND3540A Win 7 Ultimate 64bit/XP Pro Acer H233H 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion!
I have chosen the HAF922 over the 692 coz the bump in the side panel enables me to hide cables there and not worry about the temps since it is so well ventilated.
UPDATE: Seller backed out.
Now need more opinions.
I have like $100 to spend on the new cabinet (Again, not in US so please no NewEgg linkys)
Here are few websites for you to look through, these are the reputable ones, excuse the lack of options but I can't help it.
http://theitwares.com/
http://smcinternational.in/
Edited by Shodhanth - 3/13/11 at 10:33am
Avarice
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI GTX560Ti Twin Frozr II 4Gb G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Gb Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit BenQ E2220HD Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite SteelSeries Ikari/Logitech G5 SteelSeries Qck Mass 
Audio
Audio Technica AD-300 
  hide details  
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Avarice
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI GTX560Ti Twin Frozr II 4Gb G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Gb Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit BenQ E2220HD Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite SteelSeries Ikari/Logitech G5 SteelSeries Qck Mass 
Audio
Audio Technica AD-300 
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Bump bump!
Avarice
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI GTX560Ti Twin Frozr II 4Gb G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Gb Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit BenQ E2220HD Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite SteelSeries Ikari/Logitech G5 SteelSeries Qck Mass 
Audio
Audio Technica AD-300 
  hide details  
Reply
Avarice
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI GTX560Ti Twin Frozr II 4Gb G.Skill RipJaws DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500Gb Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit BenQ E2220HD Logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 NZXT Tempest 410 Elite SteelSeries Ikari/Logitech G5 SteelSeries Qck Mass 
Audio
Audio Technica AD-300 
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