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Ok so I have around £60 to upgrade my case from this useless arianet one, what case would be good? btw I am from the uk and would prefer to but from http://www.aria.co.uk.

I have been looking at the Coolermaster HAF 912 which is right in my budget. Is this case good for airflow and cable management?
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CM 690II can be had for £55. I chose it over the HAF 912.
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post #3 of 17
CM 690 II or Bitfenix Shinobi are good cases. Better looking than the HAF and seem to be a bit more spacious.
    
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post #4 of 17
I'd say save an extra bit go for the cm 692, far superior cooling capabilities and cable management over the haf 912.
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What is the difference between the CM 690 II basic and advance? I think the CM 690 looks rather sexy.
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post #6 of 17
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/pr...ource=googleps

CM 690 II costs the same as the 912.

Basic has 2x 120mm Fans. Advanced has 1x 120mm and 2x 140mm, and comes with a GPU stabiliser thing for SLI setups with heavy cards (it's pointless)

I got the Basic cause the advanced wasn't worth the extra £25.
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post #7 of 17
There is a certain point to make in regards to vspecs post...

Far superior cooling capabilities? Explain...

And there is a point where you no longer need better cable management, since the 912 has really good management capability...

Ive got the 912 plus so i might be a bit biased, but so far i see no reason for you not to buy it, if you like the looks of it...
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where bouts in the uk are you
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where bouts in the uk are you
London
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There is a certain point to make in regards to vspecs post...

Far superior cooling capabilities? Explain...

And there is a point where you no longer need better cable management, since the 912 has really good management capability...

Ive got the 912 plus so i might be a bit biased, but so far i see no reason for you not to buy it, if you like the looks of it...
In all reviews the CM 690 II beats the 912 in cooling performance and theyre pretty much equal when it comes to cable management.
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