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    IMO the HAF cases are nasty. The most vulgar looking, transformer like, plasticky things you could ever wish to see, then wish you hadn't seen. It's like adding a full body kit, loud exhaust and 50mm lowering springs to a Vauxhall (Opel) Corsa. Zero style.

    The Lancool is nice. Plain but sleek, black brushed aluminium which is always a plus. With two intakes I'd at least have both on 9V, maybe 7V as I personally would want more air being forced out under power, than pulled in under power. The negative pressure will help pull more air in any way.

    I know it's twice the price, but Silverstone SST-FT01B "Fortress" ATX, Mid tower, full Alu. Black Chassis, w/o PSU or Window - Scan.co.uk is an exceptional case. There is also another model with a separate bottom compartment and side vents for a radiator if you ever want to go W/C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    IMO the HAF cases are nasty. The most vulgar looking, transformer like, plasticky things you could ever wish to see, then wish you hadn't seen. It's like adding a full body kit, loud exhaust and 50mm lowering springs to a Vauxhall (Opel) Corsa. Zero style.

    The Lancool is nice. Plain but sleek, black brushed aluminium which is always a plus. With two intakes I'd at least have both on 9V, maybe 7V as I personally would want more air being forced out under power, than pulled in under power. The negative pressure will help pull more air in any way.

    I know it's twice the price, but Silverstone SST-FT01B "Fortress" ATX, Mid tower, full Alu. Black Chassis, w/o PSU or Window - Scan.co.uk is an exceptional case. There is also another model with a separate bottom compartment and side vents for a radiator if you ever want to go W/C.
    Like you said that's you opinion. The HAF 922 has two rear ports for water cooling if a peep chooses to go that way.

    It's probably better than that coke can you got.
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    I take the beast over the beauty on this one!

    Either the 922 or 932, regardless of looks, are performance oriented towers, designed for us, who change things a lot.

    I do agree they are ugly--
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x64 View Post
    I take the beast over the beauty on this one!

    Either the 922 or 932, regardless of looks, are performance oriented towers, designed for us, who change things a lot.

    I do agree they are ugly--
    They are kind of ugly in a futuristic kind of way... But that what makes them so great, not just your ol Yugo rectangle box.

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    A box is a box really.
    If some of the dell or packard bell etc worked ok with a full atx board id be using those.They are really well constructed for the price,which is next to 0 if you pick one up from a recycling place etc.

    I admit the case you have pictured seems to be a terrible design,What I would be doing is something like mounting the psu directly on top of the case and using the 80 mm fan hole to route the cables in to the mbrd and components.
    Id then use the blank hole at the back to mount a couple of 80 mm extraction fans.

    http://jeantech.com/a-r2.htm

    is my original case and still is tho ive modified it a bit.US cost maybe $40-50

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ud3p...20/#post302191

    has pics of my case with its perspex "see thru window"(actually the lid off a refrigerator crisper box for which i cut the case side panel to fit it in).

    Ive changed that since and now the side panel,or whats left of it is completely covered in: Gardman Weedgard Weed Control Fabric 12m2 Size - Garden Site - your online Garden Centre

    which provides great airflow ,filters all the dust crud,and looks pretty good too.

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ud3p...tml#post302415

    has a pic of the interior of the case and yeh that is practically the full interior.
    1.The hdd is mounted vertically on the top right .
    2.The blue 120 mm fan blowing at 45 degrees over the memory and nb is still there .
    3.There is now a 120mm fan mounted at the bottom right between the 120mm nb and the 90 mm gx card fan (taking air in from the side).
    4.the 90mm pci slot fan(which blows air out directly thru a single pci slot ) is now mounted directly above the gx card sucking air down from the cpu area.
    5.there is a 3rd 80 mm fan mounted directly over the lower pci slots blowing air out thru the back.

    So air extraction at the back is
    a. top left 120mm psu fan blowing over psu components and out the back.
    b.2x80mm fans directly behind the cpu heatsink blowing out the back.
    c.1x90mm pci slot extraction fan taking air from cpu area.
    d.1x80mm fan blowing air out thru unused pci slots(with slot blanking plates removed).

    fans are much cheaper than cases btw.

    The r2 looks really good and the front is "clean" ,nothing on it ,no drawers popping out,no grilles just a power button and the coollooking dvd tray popping up vertically.

    nb the black wire you can see in the last pic is the nb temp monitor.The mch/northbridge doesnt like over 40-42C for me.
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    LMAO ya the HAF does look like a transformer, like its gonna transform while I'm asleep and sneak up on me all covert like and slit my throat lol

    Ya this will be my first non-Lian Li case, I have always used aluminum, but I just wanted a case thats gonna have excellent airflow with lots of fan options so I can run nice and cool while I crank up the OC

    And all I can say is... wow Kick thats quite a masterpiece of a case you created there, never seen so many fans LOL. Bet it runs cool as a champ!
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    The advantage with a smaller case is you can try and ensure most of the components are getting air blowing directly on them,and its easier to ensure there are no pockets of "dead air".

    With a larger case you can use fewer but larger fans and there is less chance one spot will get much hotter than the rest if you dont have the airflow worked out.
    The speed of air throughout the case wont be as great tho because of the distance between intake and exhaust fans.

    Another aspect is fan speed and noise,and using the two temperature regulated fan speed headers on the motherboard to the best effect.

    Under normal running the fan that becomes noisiest for me is the gx card fan when using a gx intensive program/gaming.

    Under system testing its the cpu fan 900-2000 rpm.Once it spins up over 1500 you can hear it.
    There is also a audible backround fan noise,nothing intrusive,you just know the pc is running.

    Thats unlike my 820D oclocked to 3.5ghz.It has only the cpu fan and the psu fan and its kind of annoying.
    You can hear the cpu fan buzzing like a little mosquito at idle ,then under any kind of load,surfing/excel or whatever it speeds up and down,like a mosquito getting closer /further away etc.

    Of course the limiting factor for all of us is the OAT/room temperature,doesnt matter how good your fans/cases are.
    Over 28C-30C i dont think I could run 490-500 fsb reliably.
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    My opinion is just that, yes. I understand if people like the HAF cases and that's fine by me.

    I compare cases like the HAF to the performance motor industry. Constantly telling you what you need even though you don't actually need it.

    For example, a couple of years ago I needed to replace a complete exhaust system including CAT. I decided to go stainless steal for the durability this provides. I was constantly lectured about having the correct bore of pipe to create "back pressure".... What a complete load of ****e! Why the hell is back pressure relevant? Because they want to sell you a more expensive rifled pipe is why.

    What's the fastest car 0-60mph? Probably a dragster. Have you seen the exhaust pipes on those? tiny little bent pieces of metal that simply direct the exhaust away from the car. The dragster performs more than OK without considering bullsh1t back pressure. Also, How about Thrust SSC? Fastest car in the world, and where's the exhaust? The exhaust is the back of the engine, and it's absolutely massive in guage.

    The air flow in and out of the case needs to be in proportion to the size of it. Being huge and having millions of fans doesn't mean cooler temps. All it means is those fans are needed to get sufficient air clearance. A smaller case can manage fine with only a couple of fans and still match the air refresh rate.

    Things like the HAF are marketed as some must have, like was said, for people who swap components regularly. In actual fact, if you swap components regularly, you should use an open workstation. Coolermaster is taking advantage of the 14 year old boy trapped in your brains (as in everyone's brain) thinking "Woohoo, big, chunky, fast, autobots and decepticons, yay!" These cases are far from essential IMO.
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    Double post.
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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