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Windows 7: Case Hunters

16 Jun 2011   #1

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Case Hunters

Originally I was out to get an 800D but considering I'm in desperate need of better gaming performance I had to forego that expense and spend the money on a 6950. Now, I'm still looking to pick up a new case with the refund I'm getting from an eBay deal gone bad (need I say more?) and my requirements are as follows:

- Must be able to accommodate a 360mm radiator internally.
- Cannot be more expensive than, say, $210.
- Must have exceptional wire management capability.
- Can be either a full or mid tower, so long as it can accommodate said 6950 and 360mm radiator.

Current things I'm looking at right now is the HAF-X and 650D.


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16 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

HAF-X would be my choice, but I don't know much about the 650D.

~Lordbob
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16 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's definitely a good-looking case and has plenty of space for everything, and it's cheaper than the 650D. My choice is pretty much already made unless there's a case out there equally as good as the HAF-X that's cheaper.
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I love my p183 from Antec.

It has fair wire management, giving you space to run all your cables up the back and a separate area to hide the power supply in.

I don't know about the radiator, all its fan ports are for 120mm ones, so that might be out of you area.
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26 Jun 2011   #5

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So I'm now in possession of the HAF-X, and it's been an absolute pain in my ass.

Why?

With the board mounted in the case none of the expansion cards line up properly at all; they're not in-line with the slots, and if I line them up then they'll jog out of place and won't line up with PCI slots at all. Yes, the standoffs are all in the right place, and yes, everything is tightened as it should be. If I use taller standoffs like those that came with the Stacker then the board is too high and won't line up with the I/O panel -- do you see a trend here?
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26 Jun 2011   #6

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26 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just finished spending $179 on the X, no way am I spending almost three bills on that thing.
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26 Jun 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Read this thread, OP had some ideas that helped him:

HAF-X expansion slots

A Guy
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27 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

A bit too late. I appreciate the link (something I ran in to earlier anyway), but I've already begun moving everything back in to the Stacker, and...well, I'll deal with this crap somewhere down the line.

It's a ridiculous fault to begin with.
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27 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are going to return it, I completely agree with Zen00. The p183 is an excellent choice! I have the p180 but the internals are basically the same, with just a different external design. I highly recommend it.
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