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June 18, 2010 6:40:09 PM

Basically, I need help deciding whether I should get this case:

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or this case:

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know everyone loves the HAF 922 but the Challenger seems almost exactly the same but a bit smaller and is $55 cheaper with the promo code. The smaller size will help when I have to lug it to my dorm in a couple of months...

Oh and this will probably be my power supply

XION Supernova XON-800R14N 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will that go well with the case? People have had problems with it being bottom mounted though...

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June 18, 2010 6:41:58 PM

You really need to tell us whats going to be in this case.

are you o.c.ing and need extra cooling?

etc.....
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June 18, 2010 7:07:31 PM

It depends on what you want to put in it, the larger size of the HAF 922 will let you fit larger graphics cards in there and will give you significantly better cooling with its larger fans than the challenger. But if you are building a fairly low power system and using a moderately sized graphics card you dont need the extra space and cooling that the HAF offers.

Psycho you realize that the CPX PSUs can only be used in a few Antec cases right like the 1200, P180, and P193? I agree that his old PSU choice isnt good but yours cant fit. I suggest getting a quality unit, the 550VX if you are only planning on running a single card, or the TP-750 if you plan on running CF or SLI down the line.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 18, 2010 7:08:08 PM

^^ I might OC ini the future, but I just want a case that has enough airflow but isn't huge and doesn't cost that much. Basically I'm asking if the Challenger will give me any problems, or will it benefit be greatly to go with the HAF 922?

^ The power supply is suitable for my budget. Though I might have to put it in upside-down because the fan's apparently on the bottom..


Build is basically this with a few modifications to power supply and HDD and stuff. Planning on getting another GPU for crossfire in the future though

CASE: Cooler Master HAF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119197

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103727

GPU: Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814131330

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4gb (2x4gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227478

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

PCU: APEVIA ATX-JV 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817148041

Cooler: Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835185142
June 18, 2010 7:19:53 PM

Hm that 750W one looks pretty solid.. What's wrong with mine though?
June 18, 2010 7:59:51 PM

Still unsure about the case though.
June 18, 2010 9:41:16 PM

How good is the airflow with the destroyer?
June 19, 2010 2:51:16 AM

Out of the original 2 cases I think the Rosewill's more suited to you, but the Antec 300 Illusion's a good alternative that also has a bit more cooling.
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