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HAF X case. good choice ?

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June 20, 2014 3:34:19 PM

buying new case tomorrow from CCL. I want the best cooling out the box which is why im leaning towards the HAF x.

Do you guys think im making the right choice? If not post a case that you thinks better within £140 price range. Don't care about style.

I also want a case that will last the test of time hence why im getting a big case just incase i get a bigger parts in the future

Btw is there any point in getting a full towe case?

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June 20, 2014 3:38:15 PM

The case is big, has very good air flow, heavy and has a lot of building space.

I own one. And I can't do anything else but to recommend the HAF X for you.

The case is one of the coolest (as in temperature) cases on the market.
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June 20, 2014 3:40:45 PM

Can you comment on the fan quality? Are the fans quiet?
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June 20, 2014 3:42:26 PM

zqa20 said:
Can you comment on the fan quality? Are the fans quiet?


The fans are almost completely quiet.

The only fan that sounds is the one on the side. But that is just barely. all the other fans are very quiet.

My computer stands about 1 feet away from me. And I can't hear it.
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June 20, 2014 3:43:03 PM

The HAF-X was one of my favorite cases ..... several years back. Now it's not even in my top 10. That doesn't diminish what it was, just that the bar has been raised.

HAF-X - 8.95 rating / £121.13 inc VAT
http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=co...
http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=HAF-X

Enthoo Pro - 9.50 rating / £87.34 Inc VAT (Computex Case of the Year 2014)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/15792/phanteks-enthoo-pro-t...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phanteks-enthoo-pro-blac...

As for the fans.... nothing else even comes close.....I have 16 of them in my case 910 radiator fans / 6 case fans) .... even with side panels off, and 2 feet from my ears, they are dead silent..... topping the infamous Noctuas and beating them by 3C while the Noctuas are running 25% faster.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenteks_f140/3...
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June 20, 2014 4:17:03 PM

Hmm, interesting. I did see the haf x was 4 years old but i really liked it as soon as i saw it. In term of out of box cooling perfomance would you still stick with the enthoo? Is there a really a big difference in terms of upgradeability? Or is the enthoo just better mainly due to price?
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June 20, 2014 4:27:26 PM

Phanteks took a radical new approach to case design and it's been a buig shakeup to the industry. They won case of the Year in 2013 with the Primo and then did a repeat in 2014 with the Pro....the reason that Phanteks has the best CPU cooler is the fans and those same fans are used in the case. I have the Primo and the thought that went into the thing is incredible. The Pro took the feedback from the community and improved on it in a smaller package with the pro....how they are able to sell this thing for $100 is baffling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guBAl6g8BlY

For Mr. Mod Bill Owen to do a 35 minute video review....and to be excited about the case says enough but the viewer comments tell even more
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June 20, 2014 4:30:00 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
The HAF-X was one of my favorite cases ..... several years back. Now it's not even in my top 10. That doesn't diminish what it was, just that the bar has been raised.

HAF-X - 8.95 rating / £121.13 inc VAT
http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=co...
http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=HAF-X

Enthoo Pro - 9.50 rating / £87.34 Inc VAT (Computex Case of the Year 2014)
http://benchmarkreviews.com/15792/phanteks-enthoo-pro-t...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/phanteks-enthoo-pro-blac...

As for the fans.... nothing else even comes close.....I have 16 of them in my case 910 radiator fans / 6 case fans) .... even with side panels off, and 2 feet from my ears, they are dead silent..... topping the infamous Noctuas and beating them by 3C while the Noctuas are running 25% faster.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenteks_f140/3...


Also ty for the long detailed post. I may go with that ethoo but i do need to get all parts from CCL and they don't have that case atm. do you have any other cases you would suggest off CCL if i cant get the ethoo?
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June 20, 2014 4:33:49 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Phanteks took a radical new approach to case design and it's been a buig shakeup to the industry. They won case of the Year in 2013 with the Primo and then did a repeat in 2014 with the Pro....the reason that Phanteks has the best CPU cooler is the fans and those same fans are used in the case. I have the Primo and the thought that went into the thing is incredible. The Pro took the feedback from the community and improved on it in a smaller package with the pro....how they are able to sell this thing for $100 is baffling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guBAl6g8BlY

For Mr. Mod Bill Owen to do a 35 minute video review....and to be excited about the case says enough but the viewer comments tell even more


Ill ring CCL tomorrow and see if they can get that case for me... could i add a fan on the side like the haf x to blow on gpu and cpu? Also would the h110 go well in this case?
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June 20, 2014 4:35:50 PM

The phantec case only has 2 fans, one in the front, one in the back. The Haf X has 4 fans. I own a Haf X and I love it and the design.

If you like the Haf X design and have the money for it, there is no reason why you shouldn't get the Haf X.

The only thing is that the Haf X is 30 pounds heavy.
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June 20, 2014 4:47:14 PM

pigsinspace72 said:
The phantec case only has 2 fans, one in the front, one in the back. The Haf X has 4 fans. I own a Haf X and I love it and the design.

If you like the Haf X design and have the money for it, there is no reason why you shouldn't get the Haf X.

The only thing is that the Haf X is 30 pounds heavy.


The only issue i saw about the haf x is that all the reviews were 3-4 years ago. Which lead me to think there must be better products out there now. I understand the haf x was and still is a good case. Would you still suggest me spend £125 on a 4 year old case? Or are there cases better now in my price range?
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June 20, 2014 4:48:44 PM

Not trying too talk myself out of the haf x i still think its great BUT its getting long in the tooth
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June 20, 2014 4:54:21 PM

Think i should stick with the haf x ;°? +the nivida design i just saw looks sweet
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June 20, 2014 5:02:36 PM

I love the Phanteks Primo sick case , crazy options.
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June 20, 2014 5:26:13 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I love the Phanteks Primo sick case , crazy options.


Ikr, haf x or phantek. Can i go wrong here?
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June 20, 2014 5:38:12 PM

pigsinspace72 said:
The phantec case only has 2 fans, one in the front, one in the back. The Haf X has 4 fans. I own a Haf X and I love it and the design.

If you like the Haf X design and have the money for it, there is no reason why you shouldn't get the Haf X.

The only thing is that the Haf X is 30 pounds heavy.


Again, the HAF-X is a great case but it's a 4 year old design that was in turn based upon a previous 4 year old design. But it just doesn't have the feature set and flexibility that newer case designs do. That being said, it still serves it's original purpose (cooling) as good now as it did then. I think the Phanteks does that and more, while providing quite a few "extras".

1. It's universally better reviewed.
2. It has better cable management, use of grommets, cable ties and PSU cover to hide PSU / cables.
3. Equally suited for air and water cooling.... built in reservoir / pump mounts
4. It does only come with two fans but that was so as to hit its < $100 price target. One can buy two Phanteks 140mm fans for £11.98 inc VAT each and still be £10 cheaper than the HAF.
5. You can expand to 10 fans....HAF only holds 7 and 2 of those are for a VGA duct.
6. The Phanteks fans have the best performance to noise ratio on the market.
7. Enthoo Pro comes with a built in fan controller.... ~ $25 value.
8. Case can be almost entirely disassembled as almost everything is screwed together in stead of rivets....all bays can be completely removed if not needed.
9. Fan mounts are slotted, allowing freedom of fan placement.
10. More efficient use of space, resulting in slightly smaller and lighter case.
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June 21, 2014 8:59:47 AM

Hmm, anybody else wana throw their hat in the mix? Buying the case pretty soon. Learning towards the ethoo atm
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