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Antec 900, 902, or 1200?

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December 6, 2009 5:44:49 PM

Hey guys, I'm buying a new computer, you can view the preliminary setup here.

I'm an overclocker, I like to get the most out of the things that I buy. I was wondering which one out of the three Antec cases listed has the best air flow. Obviously a more expensive case will usually be better, but if you can note if you think the extra $40-50 is worth going from 900/902 to a 1200.

Thanks in advance.

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December 6, 2009 6:04:01 PM

I have the 1200 and love it.

I would highly recomend it. Spacious and massive airflow.

What hardware do you need to fit in it?
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December 6, 2009 6:20:12 PM

You can view it by clicking the "here" link in my original post.
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December 6, 2009 6:29:29 PM

The Antec Twelve Hundred is a classic full tower case that you buy and keep for years. Ventilation, airflow, and cooling are excellent. You can configure quite a few drives and bay devices just about any way you want.
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December 6, 2009 6:56:37 PM

Mmhmm, and the 900/902 is worse?
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December 6, 2009 7:04:01 PM

qwertinator said:
Mmhmm, and the 900/902 is worse?



Not worse just smaller. The 1200 ( I love my new one ) is a full ATX tower and the 900/902 are mid tower designs.

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December 6, 2009 7:09:14 PM

Doesn't smaller cases promote a better air flow?
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December 6, 2009 7:17:14 PM

No. The 1200 has seven 120mm fans and one 200mm fan. The 900 has three 120mm fans and one 200mm fan.
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December 6, 2009 7:18:22 PM

Also I already have 5 hard drives and the 1200 gives me room for 4 more.
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December 6, 2009 8:06:11 PM

Just get a Coolermaster Storm Scout, far superior to anything antec!
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December 6, 2009 8:22:31 PM

jamac666 said:
Just get a Coolermaster Storm Scout, far superior to anything antec!


Let me guess, you have a Cooler Master Storm Scout, but you never owned an Antec 900/902/1200? :) 
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December 6, 2009 8:48:50 PM

qwertinator said:
Hey guys, I'm buying a new computer, you can view the preliminary setup here.

I'm an overclocker, I like to get the most out of the things that I buy. I was wondering which one out of the three Antec cases listed has the best air flow. Obviously a more expensive case will usually be better, but if you can note if you think the extra $40-50 is worth going from 900/902 to a 1200.

Thanks in advance.


Well I own both a 900, 1200, and a HAF-932 Coolermaster. I prefer the 1200 over the 900 more room to grow and more airflow. The 1200 houses my gaming rig, the 900 is currently not used. The HAF-932 has my graphics and video station in it. I really love both the HAF and 1200 both flow tons of air. Only thing I can thing that I immediately can think of that I prefer the HAF for is that the I/O port on the front is flat and facing you directly whereas the 1200 is on a angle. Just my look at it mind you, but for me it was well worth it.
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December 7, 2009 3:42:04 PM

i owned a 900 before it was pretty neat. give me enough space to do a SLI 8800gts. the bottom front 120mm fan, i can slide a hard drive in there so the hard drive has it's own dedicated 120mm fan cooling.

the middle (top) 120 mm fan blows directly to my main 8800gts for cooling the graphics before i went SLI

i never tried the 1200, can't afford it. but i saw it on a youtube video where 1200 provides a great cable management behind the motherboard but u'll have to get extension cords for each cables to make that happen. it's pretty neat though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdGdyjHR5d8
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