hi, i was looking at the coolermaster haf 922 as it has good airflow and good cable management, but i can get a gigabyte sumo 4192 and a gigabyte cupio 6140 for cheaper as i can get it from a friend who just bought the two cases but is moving to australia and is willing to sell 1 of them to me, what should i go for? what is a better case? i know the sumo 4192 is listed for $126, and i can get it for $80 and its still in its box and hasnt been used, the same with the cupio
the haf922 has great airflow, i donno about the rest but that doesn't mean they suck.
from my experience with cases i suggest to go with what your heart tells you.
the case you chose is the case that'll hold your beloved system and you'll be working with for a long time... if u like it... u can tolerate some minor manufacturing defects. After all, no case is perfect.
just read a lot of reviews and revise your budget.
If you need the money, go for the 2nd hand, else get a new one, it's nice to get high over the smell of new hardware XP
if you are in a hurry, think about how many HDD you'll use in the future.
The size and weight of the case is important if you plan to move it a lot.
Space inside the case for the mobo and wire management if you need them.
Illumination in the dark, depends on your preference.
If you are only aiming for airflow, i say go for the HAF922 is well built and has good airflow, even if it's a mid-tower case.