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Rather straightforward question, I've got a $25 gift code to Newegg that expires on the 20th, so I could have a HAF X shipped for $155 total. I'm not in love with the HAF X's looks, but it's feature set is insane. I was considering the Thermaltake Spedo because of how amazing it looks, but then i noticed it's rather basic on cable management.

I've tried to look around for upcoming cases, but outside of the three new Silverstones and the NZXT Silent, I haven't really found anything. Partly just because I don't know where to look, cases don't get nearly as much attention as graphics cards and processors.

What I'm looking for in a case is:
  • Full tower, preferably with E-ATX support
  • Great airflow
  • 5+ HDD slots
  • 3 or more 5 1/4 bays
  • Deep enough for tall CPU coolers
  • Side window
  • Painted interior
  • Bottom mounted PSU
  • Above average cable management
  • Sturdy construction
  • Under $250

A fan controller wouldn't hurt either.

Has anything been shown at one of these events that's worth waiting for? Should I just put the $25 into a SSD or does it appear that the HAF X is gonna be in a class of it's own in price/performance for a while yet?

On a humorous note... The HAF X is large enough that, with the right motherboard, I could Tri-SLI the ASUS DCUII 570s... 9 slots, 3 cards.

P.S. I know a mATX board in a HAF X is absurd, I'm waiting on bulldozer to either go Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer with a full motherboard.
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post #2 of 11
Soz to say it, u gotta have the haf X, great cable management, brilliant airflow, and i love the looks
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post #4 of 11
You might want to take a look at this one too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147094

I would probably get the HAF X though, I'm not keen on my 932's looks but it's a great case that moves a ton of air.
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post #5 of 11
ium running the old HAF 932 still, and i can say even this case for its price when i got it ($150 on sale at tiger direct) was a steal for the features in it, i did take a couple days and paint it up though.

the HAF X is basically the next model up with even more feature, and i almost wish i waited for it, take the plunge, its well worth it, my friend has an HAF X
its a nice case for the price point.
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post #6 of 11
Yep. Agree with the above. Your gonna be hard pressed to find a better case with that feature set and that price tag. Gotta go with the HAF X.

Not to mention it has WHEELS!!
    
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post #7 of 11
Just my HAF X based rig together. Love it. It was amazingly easy to install everything and manage the cables, even for someone who's never done it before.
    
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post #8 of 11
HAF-X is one of the best cases for modding, WC'ing, cable management, space, extremely good airflow, and for some, looks..
it all depends if you have limited budget.. then get the HAF-X..
Unless you have extra cash.. then get the 800D or TJ-07..
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I purchased the Azza Hurrican 2000, couldn't hurt to give it a look. Looks even better in person
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by mikhail00 View Post
Unless you have extra cash.. then get the 800D or TJ-07..
Is the 800D worth ~$100 more than the HAF X? I've seen it said that the HAF X outperforms it for air cooling. If the 800D is really the superior case (I do like it's looks better), I'll just wait to get it until I get my new motherboard/processor in June to get the case, as it'd probably drop some in price by then. As for the Silverstone cases, except for the Raven series, I'm not a fan of the looks.
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