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post #11 of 16
Out of the three choices you gave us, the HAF X is the very best when it comes to air cooling, the ATCS 840 is only moderate, while the 700D is just a metal box that makes your rig look cool with watercooling on it (no offense to the obsidian series owners).

But if I may suggest another case, it would be the NZXT Phantom. It has lots of potential for aircooling. It has a free fan controller. It has sleek looks. Lots of room. Very good for cable management. And it's $50 cheaper than the HAF X (another $20 cheaper is you use the promo code).

But if it's sheer performance and expandability you're looking for, go for the HAF X
    
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post #12 of 16
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Is there any way to improve the air flow in the 700D case? I really like the look of it. If it helps I'll be running a i5 2500k (overclocked) with CM 212+ cpu cooler and a GTX 580 overclocked.

EDIT: So many people recommending the NZXT Phantom, after watching a review on it, I kinda like it too. The ATS 840 seems alright but I think it's off my list. 700D is only still on my list because of the looks, I can't get over it.
Edited by K-Oicks - 3/26/11 at 10:36pm
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by K-Oicks View Post
Is there any way to improve the air flow in the 700D case? I really like the look of it. If it helps I'll be running a i5 2500k (overclocked) with CM 212+ cpu cooler and a GTX 580 overclocked
The only real option with a 700D is to go for a watercooling kit....

But if you really wanna stay on air cooling... Then I guess you could mod the case, add a couple of fan mounts or something......
    
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post #14 of 16
You could look at fractal design's cases or here if you're in Canada, shipping might be cheaper. They have good reviews for quietness and have decent cooling.
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post #15 of 16
700d
it just looks awesome
haf x looks disgusting
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post #16 of 16
Haf X for Air Flow and cable management.
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