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post #1 of 16
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For my custom built gaming computer I'm having a hard time choosing my video card and case. I'll post my video card issue in another thread but here are the cases.

Cases
I have 3 cases in mind right now. I'll tell you in advanced I'm not planning on using water cooling (if this narrows it down?). I would like a cool and quiet case. Need as many opinions as I can get, and please explain why you chose one case over the other. Onto the choices.


(These are not necessary the websites I will be ordering from, just using them for showing purposes)


1. Corsair Obsidian Series 700D CC700D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139002&cm_re=700d-_-11-139-002-_-Product


2. COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119187


3. COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

Thanks in advance to all replies in advance, I'm really having a hard time choosing which one confused.gif
post #2 of 16
HAF X is the best for air cooling of those
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HAF X does have the best cooling, but I'd opt for the ATCS840 just because it looks better and still cools moderately well.
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get the 700D. The new corsair cases have amazing cooling and great build quality. Plus IMO the 700D is the best looking case of the 3 you proposed. It is well worth the extra expense over the other 2 cases.

edit: I'm an idiot. I'm so used to making suggestions for watercooling builds, I didn't even think about air cooling lol. The 700D has amazing cooling for watercooling, but for aircooling it isn't that good. The HAF definitely has the best air cooling out of the three so you might want to try that.
Edited by omnius19 - 3/26/11 at 9:56pm
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post #5 of 16
Out of those three I would go with the HAF-X myself, mostly for looks, I like the more complex look that means business. I would usually never spend more then $100 on a case though, I would more rather spend that money on what is inside.
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post #6 of 16
Did you consider the Corsair 600T? Supposed to be really quiet with good airflow...
post #7 of 16
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get the 700D. The new corsair cases have amazing cooling and great build quality. Plus IMO the 700D is the best looking case of the 3 you proposed. It is well worth the extra expense over the other 2 cases.

edit: I'm an idiot. I'm so used to making suggestions for watercooling builds, I didn't even think about air cooling lol. The 700D has amazing cooling for watercooling, but for aircooling it isn't that good. The HAF definitely has the best air cooling out of the three so you might want to try that.

Yeah I really love the look of the 700D, it's just so simple and elegant, but since HAF-X is apparently the best for air cooling I will probably be going with that.
post #8 of 16
Not the 700D, its air cooling capabilities are way outmatched by the HAF-X.

If you like the looks, consider an NZXT Phantom. If cost is no worry, get the HAF.
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post #9 of 16
Very happy with my HAF-X. Great air flow, cable managment, really cool features. Made my build a breeze!
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post #10 of 16
I own a Lexa S. Good for my own needs. Out of those three, definitely the HAF X. You won't be disappointed. It's spacious and cool for airflow. Not to mention it's a badass looking case. A lot of my m8's have it, and not one would even consider another case.
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