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X-Clio Wintunnel to HAF-X

post #1 of 5
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I had made my mind up on buying a HAF-X to replace my 3 year old X-Clio Windtunnel. I then realized that my windtunnel was probably doing a better job of cooling my GTX 460s than the HAF-X would (thanks to the dual 250mm fans on the side). I'm not sure if I want to buy the HAF-X now...I mean the red would better match my motherboard, But I'm just not sure if I would gain any cooling advantages over the windtunnel. Has anyone else made the jump from a wintunnel with good results?

Just for refence:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011
post #2 of 5
i say stick with your current case as it has really good cooling already and say you made the jump it would either be worse, the same , or JUST A LITTLE bit better...not worth it imo...
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post #3 of 5
High Air Flow is what cooling is about. While the X-Clio has the 2 large fans on the side, looking it over, it does not appear to have too much else in terms of intake. Top and rear of case. However the top one, from the looks of it, you would use to help cool the PSU, so take that one out of the equation, leaves you a single 140 in the back for intake, although again, most people would have that as an exhaust, so that leaves no active intakes, just exhausts. Or a whole lot of intakes and passive exhausting. Either way not, IMO, ideal for cooling.
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post #4 of 5
why not be loyal to xclio and go for this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103039

btw i think it will make a difference from your current case. metal parts like HDD cage get really cold in a hafX xD
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post #5 of 5
Can't say that you will get better results but I think they wouldn't be any worse,and since you have had it so long getting a new case is justified.I don't think you will regret it.
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