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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/01/18 14:00:56 (permalink)
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HAF-X cases are amazing. With my upcoming build, I don't plan on switching it out. The only thing that might tempt me is a sound dampening case, but those make for hit and miss heat solutions.




the only thing that drives me nuts is the back panel is slightly bowed out so when I go to screw in the video card for instance I have to pull on it a bit to get the holes to line up.  Maybe I should should try to bend it a bit.  On my previous build I had in it, the panel was so off on the lower slots where I had some cards that I literally used a zip tied through there to hold down the card instead of a screw because I didn't want the bowing panel to put too much stress on the card/socket connection or risk it causing the card to creep out and short.

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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/01/30 10:18:18 (permalink)
Get the coolermaster Mastercase 5. It's a complete beast and has all of the newest features. Probably one of the best full height cases ever made imo.
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/02/02 16:03:58 (permalink)
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Get the coolermaster Mastercase 5. It's a complete beast and has all of the newest features. Probably one of the best full height cases ever made imo.





I'm confused, CM lists it as a mid tower not a full tower?

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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/02/02 16:09:02 (permalink)

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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/02/05 21:04:02 (permalink)
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I like Corsair cases. I have a 780T Corsair case. 


I like Corsair as well. Traded in my HAF-X case for the obsidian 900d. The more space for me the better. Plus couldnt find anywhere to mount two hybrid rads with an aio cpu cooler mounted up top in the HAF-X. Loved that case for my previous setup tho its a great case.
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/02/11 19:18:29 (permalink)
Just bought a Fractal Design Meshify C and couldn't be happier.
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/02/17 03:21:03 (permalink)
If you really like it, chose the next version of the HAF. I personally grew tired of the HAF case, they are often too loud because of the airflow and the lack of noise dampener.
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/08/09 13:53:08 (permalink)
Ok necro'ing my own thread.  I'm looking again at potentially replacing my HAF-X still.  Was thinking maybe one of the EVGA cases but that was just a random though.  Anyway the reason is I just built a new L shaped corner desk for my office and I want to get the PC off the floor and into the back corner or similar on the desk.  The HAF with the PSU on the bottom is always sucking dust into that filter.  I know that will be improved getting it up on the desk but I wonder if it will be too big on the desk.  The only requirements really are good airflow (ACX3.0 cooled 1070) and room for a Noctua NH-D14 cooler which as you probably know is massive and tall.  Room for modest water cooling in the future would be nice though in case I ever go that route.  Front panel audio is no longer a must because I could just route my mic to the rear input on the motherboard, my headphones now use a USB DAC, but I do need at least 3-4 USB ports.

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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/08/09 14:07:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby flyinion 2018/08/09 14:14:58
Look at a Thermaltake CORE X5
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/08/09 14:16:20 (permalink)
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Look at a Thermaltake CORE X5


Wow nice, I hadn't thought about a cube before.  That's also attractive with the horizontal mobo mounting.  No more motherboard stress from the massive cooler hanging on it in a vertical config.  Price seems right too.  Is the tempered glass version worth it?



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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/08/09 14:23:50 (permalink)
My Choice for using LM on a Delidded CPU.
Core X5 Black Edition E-ATX Stackable (CA-1E8-00M1WN-00) View System 
&
Core X9 Black Edition E-ATX Stackable (CA-1D8-00F1WN-00) View System
post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/08/09 14:28:11
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Re: what to replace a HAF-X with? 2018/08/20 14:46:53 (permalink)
Anyone have an opinon on the Corsair carbide 540 or 740?  The 540 is interesting to me cause it keeps in the external drive bay for use with my DVD writer, but then it's put vertical (the thermaltake cube cases have them too but they're the traditional horizontal).

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