Need help with decent case selection - Is hafx too big?

Hi Im hoping to buy a i7-2600k rig soon (don't know about this mobo upset tho) and need everything. I want to buy a decent case and psu with some margin.

Components: i7-2600k, Asus p8p67 pro, 2x4gb ram, 1-2 hds, Corsair hx850w(?), gtx460 or gtx560 or gtx570 (only one card to begin with, will maybe go 2 sli in future). Am i missing something?

I have read several reviews and am leaning towards CM HAF-X as I can afford it and the build quality looks impressive although i havent seen it up close. I am wondering tho if this case (or any full tower for that matter) is just absolutely too big for my build and anything short of four way sli? What do you think? Are there any good alternatives? -- silent, air cooling with possibility to expand as stated above.
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  1. There's plenty of huge mid-tower cases available.
    HAF 922 and Corsair 600T come to mind.
    The CM690II's are very nice and roomy.
  2. Hi and thanks for the reply.

    Are you saying that the HAF-X is too big then? Reading the reviews it seems to be a recommended case all round but as my question stated I am unsure if getting it for my build would be awkward as its a beast. I can get it for the same price as haf922 in my area.
  3. Anyone with HAFX that can elaborate on this please?
  4. exyeezee said:
    Hi and thanks for the reply.

    Are you saying that the HAF-X is too big then? Reading the reviews it seems to be a recommended case all round but as my question stated I am unsure if getting it for my build would be awkward as its a beast. I can get it for the same price as haf922 in my area.

    Nothing wrong with a HAFX especially for cheap.
    Your post sounded to me like you wanted something not so big.
    Truth be told your gear would fit in any quality mid-tower btw.
  5. davcon said:
    Nothing wrong with a HAFX especially for cheap.
    Your post sounded to me like you wanted something not so big.
    Truth be told your gear would fit in any quality mid-tower btw.



    Thanks for the reply.

    I wanted some confirmation that going with HAFX was not a blunder. I want a decent case, good build quality, expandable (although doubt i will go past dual sli ever), preferably silent and good looking. Prices for cases where I'm from are very awkward -- Antec p183 is in some places priced above HAFX by 25% and cases with a $60-$100 on newegg are priced 15% below hafx making HAFX a bang for the buck in this region im thinking?

    Can I go wrong with HAFX?

    Would you say 922 would be a better choice over hafx given the component choices mentioned (i72600k, p67, single gpu, 1-2 hd, dvdrw --with later updates ssd and maybe a second gpu)?
  6. exyeezee said:
    Thanks for the reply.

    I wanted some confirmation that going with HAFX was not a blunder. I want a decent case, good build quality, expandable (although doubt i will go past dual sli ever), preferably silent and good looking. Prices for cases where I'm from are very awkward -- Antec p183 is in some places priced above HAFX by 25% and cases with a $60-$100 on newegg are priced 15% below hafx making HAFX a bang for the buck in this region im thinking?

    Can I go wrong with HAFX?

    Would you say 922 would be a better choice over hafx given the component choices mentioned (i72600k, p67, single gpu, 1-2 hd, dvdrw --with later updates ssd and maybe a second gpu)?

    The HAFX/942 is an awesome case ! you can't go wrong with it or any of that series 922/932.
    They are high quality cases and widely renowned.
    If you like them by all means buy one i'm sure you won't be disappointed.
    Dude these cases are huge inside!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050001333&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7%7C11-119-160%5E11-119-160-TS%2C11-119-225%5E11-119-225-TS%2C11-119-197%5E11-119-197-TS
    The HAFX does feature usb 3 front ports btw.
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