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Computer Case: Selecting the best case from these limited options

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November 19, 2010 12:15:50 AM


Selecting the 'best' case is always relative and it is made more difficult here because I need to select from only those listed below:


Selecting from only the computer cases listed below, which would you pick and why?
I know it is tough, but my desk enclosure and other factors limit me to only the choices below:

Azza Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans
Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage & (4) 230MM Fans
The deepness of the Hurrican barely fits my oak desk enclosure
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port

CoolerMaster Storm Sniper Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Thermaltake Spedo Advance Full Tower Case w/ Side-panel Window

Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Case w/ 2 External Removable HDD Bays

Thanks for your help and recommendations. I guess what you select and why you select it will help me decide what I’m looking for and why.

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November 19, 2010 12:41:37 AM

let's make this easier. what case do you own redrum and why do you want to change it?
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November 19, 2010 12:43:05 AM

ct1615 said:
let's make this easier. what case do you own redrum and why do you want to change it?

Sounds like he's trying to configure a Cyberpower PC
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a c 243 ) Power supply
November 19, 2010 12:55:33 AM

I've seen it, check out the thread in Other Components
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November 19, 2010 1:02:45 AM

ah, i see
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November 19, 2010 2:00:48 AM

Yeah, it is a config for CP and my original case is also from CP (from 2001). That is part of the reason I have limited options on what I can pick.
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November 19, 2010 2:11:53 AM

well you have full towers mixed with mid towers. I have only seen four of the one's you listed so I'll just comment on them.

hurrican - its a very nice case, too bad it won't fit in your desk

the CM HAF X, also a very nice case. very nice cooling according to bit tech. I think its the best looking HAF case
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/07/26/coole...

the CM sniper, nice case, good cooling, plenty of room, its large.. Almost full tower big. not crazy over the side mesh panel or its looks

CM 690 II - great bargain mid-tower case. can easily handle most builds and looks nice. the side panels seem thin.

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November 19, 2010 9:29:17 AM

Thanks ct1615. Your info will definitely help me make a great choice.
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November 19, 2010 11:04:50 AM

Make sure you don't settle for whatever default PSU they offer (typically something like a Xion). A modern, quality PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and 80+ certification (often bronze or better). Decent brands include Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, Enermax, and XFX.
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November 19, 2010 11:26:26 AM

The best case among your given choices has to be the HAF-X.. So go for it if you can afford it.. My next choice will be the Storm Sniper.. It has the best features of the bunch and looks, IMO, far better compared to the HAF.. It has handles too making it easy to move whenever required.. The Thermaltake Speedo is good in airflow terms but has cheap build quality.. So if I was you, i'd avoid that..
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November 19, 2010 2:32:31 PM

I also really like the HAF X case, it is huge with awesome cooling. Probably not the most quietest case though.
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November 19, 2010 6:15:32 PM

The HAF X looks awesome with its black interior easy drive access and fridge like cooling.

Does anyone know if it has its own fan controller?

Thinking of getting one myself. :sol: 
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November 19, 2010 8:54:49 PM

Best answer selected by redrumzombie.
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November 20, 2010 6:33:37 AM

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