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July 21, 2010 11:24:39 PM

Which is the best choice for a case that will allow a Noctua NH-D14 cooler assembly to be used, I didnt realize just how big it was?

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July 22, 2010 12:04:49 AM

Cooler Master HAF X
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
July 22, 2010 5:28:51 AM

It will also fit in a HAF 922
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July 22, 2010 10:21:14 AM

Price range. It would go in a Antec 300 I would say. If you dont need a side fan (which the back, top and 2 front provide enough air flow anyway) then it should fit, Its 160mm and the case measures 205mm wide.
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July 22, 2010 10:26:07 AM

any decent mid tower or full tower should fit it. case choice comes down to preference more than anything.

i gotta say though, that right now i'm falling in love with that new HAF X...
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July 22, 2010 12:26:09 PM

As a point of reference, I've got the HAF 932 with a Scythe Mugen 2 (158mm tall) heatsink and it fits with about an inch or so left between the top of it and the side panel. The Noctua is also 1588mm tall so it will fit into the CoolerMaster HAF series without issue, or any case that is at least 8.5 to 9 inches wide.

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July 22, 2010 3:58:56 PM

"Future-proof" it and get the HAF X, lol. if you have the funds
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July 23, 2010 4:32:16 AM

Looked at the Antec 300 for $50.00 and the HAF X for $180.00 Both look nice. What does the extra $130.00 buy me? I am running an I7-875k and a GTX 460 1Gb. With that in mind, is one better suited ?
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July 23, 2010 4:41:52 AM

the HAF x is basically HAFs attempt at the 'perfect case'. you pay for it though.

tool-less, excellent cable management, motherboard tray, amazing airflow. but its only worth the price tag if you WANT to spend the money on it.

otherwise grab a 300.
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July 23, 2010 4:55:42 AM

I think I agree with your advise as all I see is a lot of bling for a lot of extra bucks. The bottom mounted PSU is a new one to me and I was curious if there were any issues to be aware of.
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July 23, 2010 6:27:04 AM

bottom mounted PSUs are a standard in high-end cases. they are better for cable management, and mroe importantly draw in cool air from outside of the case, instead of warm internal air.

but its certainly not a needed feature, just a nice extra. the 300 should suit your needs fine.
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July 23, 2010 7:05:13 AM

I have all wooden cases. It think they are great. They will protect your guitar just fine and you are right about them looking much better than the molded plastic. Molded plastic is for rack mounted equipment that you need to move. You could care less about how that looks. The guitars, on the other hand look great out of the case, so, why not in the case as well?
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July 23, 2010 7:44:04 AM

what?

when the hell did guitars enter into this?

you best be trollin'.
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July 23, 2010 4:36:42 PM

I read, "I have all wooden cases." went wtf? then read the rest and lol'd coworkers gave me some funny looks
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July 23, 2010 4:37:10 PM

oh, I support the HAF X too btw
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July 24, 2010 12:04:40 AM

Best answer selected by IanL45.
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