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HAF-X vs CM Storm Stryker

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April 21, 2013 5:43:06 PM

I need some help deciding between the HAF-X and the CM Storm Stryker. They both look nice but IMO the Stryker looks a bit better but I want a case that will last and have good airflow to the components, would there be a big difference between these 2 cases? I will be using the case for gaming mainly and want a case that will last me a long time, so that I will be able to have several builds in it and it will be easy to upgrade parts.

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April 21, 2013 5:47:26 PM

had the haf x

now got the stormtrooper which is the stryker in black

haf x was a very good case

but would have to say the trooper/stryker is even better
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 8:12:17 PM

Personally I find the Stryker's looks a bit off-putting but it's \a good case.....Id grab the Corsair 500R tho which us a better case ...and it's a lot cheaper, especially in combo with Corsair PSU's, ya can save a bundle

9.20 Rating Stryker - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
8.95 Rating HAF-X - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
9.25 Rating 500% - http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Corsair 500R - $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 500R w/ TX650 - $200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Corsair 500R w/ HX658 - $280 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

more choices here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N...
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a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2013 11:50:35 PM

Storm Stryker. I love cases with handles, especially big cases. So troublesome to carry them without a handle.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 12:43:03 AM
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Got a HAF-X myself, love the thing.

In terms of air cooling, there shouldnt be any real difference between them. More airflow beyond a point just doesn't do anything. Water-cooling support is the real difference between the cases. The Stryker cant hold a triple rad at the top, the HAF-X can.

So if water isnt a concern, go with whichever you think looks better. There will be no real difference between the two once you close the side panel. If custom water is a concern, then go for the HAF-X.
a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2013 1:01:38 AM

You meant natively. With a bit of modification, you can fit a triple radiator at the top of the Stryker.
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