Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What gaming case to get?

01 May 2011   #31
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
It seem this one has a few extras the regular HAF-X doesn't.
Such as?

I didn't see any, other than the green accents. Looked at the like to newegg you provided.

BTW the dimensions given by Coolermaster and listed on newegg are backwards. If you measure from the bottom of the case where the rubber feet start (bottom) to the very top of the case, it's 23 inches, with the wheels, it's 24 inches tall. Depth is about 21.7.

I actually have the case and just measured again to be sure I wasn't crazy

I also noted it in my review.

Quote:
They state that the (H) height is 21.7 inches, and the (D) depth is 23.2. Itís actually the other way around, the height is 23.2 inches and the depth is 21.7
https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...tml#post830862

I mention this in case size is an issue.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 May 2011   #32
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I might be mistaken, but according to this review about it:
YouTube - Haf X Nvidia

There were a couple extra fans and Wind Tunnels for the GPUs.

It didnt appear as it this was part of the regular edition.
I didnt see this mentioned in other reviews, or yours (unless I overlooked it), yet your link to the official site in your review does mention it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #33
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Actually if you go back to newegg here everyting listed is what I have, including those "wind tunners" (which I don't use) and the wheels

OK I see Coolermaster has included a 120mm fan for the wind tunnel, while I did get the tunnel, I didn't get the fan. Other than that fan, everything that video shows I got.

Also they are misinformed about the hot swappable drives. You DO NOT have to reboot the PC if you're using AHCI. They obviously don't know that. I swap my drives all the time between a WD 1TB hard drive and a 500. No PC reboots.

BTW here's amd's version of the HAF X......



This was also posted in my review.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 May 2011   #34
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for clarifing that.

Hmm .. Given the choice I think Id just rather have the regular one since they do seem to be the same.
That green might be a bit much for me after a while of looking at it.

Thanks


And yea, I did think that was odd about the reboot issue. Must have been in IDE mode or something which is why they had issues.. Youd think they would have thought about that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #35
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
And yea, I did think that was odd about the reboot issue. Must have been in IDE mode or something which is why they had issues.. Youd think they would have thought about that.
For real, epecially with today's rigs.

Anyway good luck on your choice. And if you have more questions about the HAF X, see my post.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #36
Everlong

 

Does the wind tunnel help at all? I didn't get one with my CM690 II Advanced, just the GPU bracket thing (which is a piece of crap. I put an 80mm fan on it and it doesn't help at all). Though in screenshots of my rig I have put a 120mm fan directly behind the cards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #37
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Does the wind tunnel help at all? I didn't get one with my CM690 II Advanced, just the GPU bracket thing (which is a piece of crap. I put an 80mm fan on it and it doesn't help at all). Though in screenshots of my rig I have put a 120mm fan directly behind the cards.
Well, I obviously do not know from 1st hand experience, but ...

From the looks of it, It would appear it is of great benefit if you have a SLI or X-Fire Setup thats air cooled.

For a single card, Im guessing not so much.


Least thats how it looks to me.

I too would like a more definitive answer to this question from those with experience with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #38
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Does the wind tunnel help at all? I didn't get one with my CM690 II Advanced, just the GPU bracket thing (which is a piece of crap. I put an 80mm fan on it and it doesn't help at all). Though in screenshots of my rig I have put a 120mm fan directly behind the cards.
You're talking abou the HAF X?

If so, I don't use mine, never did.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #39
Everlong

 

Yea I mean the HAF X, and I can imagine it benefits multi-GPU setups, but just wondering by how much.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 May 2011   #40
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That item is actually called an air duct.

Anyway considering that some of the front fan's air is going to be blocked by the hard drives and you have two cards installed there's not going to be much air flow for a dual card setup, so the air duct with the 120mm fan should help add some air flow.

For me, being that I only have a single card setup I see no use in using the air duct. I also don't want to add the extra noise a 120mm fan can bring. Now If I had two cards installed, I'd definitely use the air duct with the 120mm fan.

That's me though.

Also note that the VGA bracket is also designed to house a 120mm fan. And if you do use the VGA bracket you need to remove the side air duct on the 200mm side fan. Page 11 of the user manual for the HAF X.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What gaming case to get?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
The Case of the Missing Pillow Case
Please press play to set the right mood as you read. ;) NzlG28B-R8Y The Case of the Missing Pillow Case Today appeared to be a normal day just like any other. I had decided that I should strip the beds and wash the sheets from them since it had been a while and they were starting to...
Chillout Room
Gaming on a Desktop Computer VERSUS Gaming on a laptop
In your opinion, what do you think are the pros and cons of gaming on a desktop computer and a laptop computer ? I'm hoping in the next several months to own a fairly decent gaming system, whether it be laptop or desktop. However I'm still undecided as to what I really want. Money won't be...
Gaming
Building a Gaming Computer Gaming Low budget. Help.
ok, so let me just throw my budget out here, est: $600 I'm not sure, i could be more or less thats just a rough idea. MY NEED: I want it to be able to play games like HITMAN ABSOLUTION at 50% - 60% atleast. And i want it to be able to play grand theft auto v, I need help in the costs of...
Hardware & Devices
A deadly case of BSOD on a gaming computer
Hello there, Sevenforum users. I've come here with lost patience. I've been having BSODs for the past 2 months, almost always during gameplay. I'm a big TF2 player, and it's a pain not being able to play for 3 minutes without a crash. I did make the mistake of deleting almost all my memory dumps in...
BSOD Help and Support
NZXT Vulcan Micro-ATX gaming case available May 20th
NZXT is about to release a new PC case for gamers who wants to remain portable. Itís called the Vulcan, and manages to pack a surprising number of enthusiast-friendly features into a Micro-ATX size chassis. Hereís a rundown of the features included in the Vulcan: Durable Non-slip...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Gaming Case Help
im thinking about building myself a gaming rig,will be my 1st so will be looking for help on a few things for it but i was just wondering if anybody could help me on the case.been looking at a few but the 1 that caught my eye most is the cm storm sniper, anybody got this or seen it in action and...
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App