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Hello, I am tired of my Storm Scout because I had to modify the hdd bay and there is a lot of dust in it with a side fan and the Corsair H50 as an intake. I have pretty much narrowed it down to two cases, the Anted DF-85: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-087-_-Product and the Cooler Master Haf X:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225 Overall I like the stying of each case (maybe the Antec a little more) and I know that they can deliver good airflow but I am seeing a few problems with each case. I love the way Antec has set up the front intake fans and their dust filters but I have heard that they sag down over time and the bars over the optical drives can't be removed which is stupid because I have an lcd fan controller. The Haf X is roomier but I don't know how easy it is to clean the side intake dust filter or how effective the dust filters are. I am thinking that if I get the Haf X I would point the side air duct up and have the gpu air duct on because I want to run my H50 as an exhaust. Also, the DF-85 is a little bit cheaper. Please help me choose the best case.
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post #2 of 8
Go with the HAF X, its a better case overall for many reasons. Plus, I can guarantee most people are going to get a HAF X over the Antec DF-85.
    
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post #3 of 8
I used DF-85 on a friend's rig. I love it. I would use it again.
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post #4 of 8
They are very similar cases. make you decision on which one you find more aesthetically pleasing.
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post #5 of 8
I might be a bit biased saying this, but the HAF-X is the best case I have worked with. The only downside to it is that it is huge.
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post #6 of 8
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I have been staring at both of them for about an hour now and actually the Cooler Master is growing on me. Ok, i'm purchasing the Cooler Master right now. I would have gone with the Antec if I didn't have an lcd fan controller. Thanks for all the fast replys.
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post #7 of 8

Not even a contest. Antec proves to be a joke as usual:

    
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post #8 of 8
The HAF-X Wins for me. By far the best case i have ever had!
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