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April 14, 2011 7:55:40 PM

HI everyone,
im looking to buy a mid tower case for around $100 or lower.
right now im looking at the haf 922 which is selling on newegg right now for $90
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
is this a good case for my system?

Intel Core i3-550 @Stock speeds
Sapphire hd 6870 @ Stock
4GB DDR3 RAM
22x DVD+/-RW
1TB HDD

right now my CPU is maxing at 65C and my GPU around 80C when gaming and gets up to those temps after about only 30min of gaming so i was hoping to buy a new case with good airflow some time soon but im not sure if the haf 922 is the best bang for the buck?

any suggestions?

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April 14, 2011 8:05:28 PM

The HAF series would be the way to go then.
Also have a look at Lian Li's Lancool series.
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April 14, 2011 8:57:50 PM

If you got those temps after 30 minutes of gaming, you should be fine. By that time, your system temps have stabilized -- they won't get any hotter than that even if you were to keep gaming for many hours.

Better case airflow could certainly help, especially if you have bad airflow right now. You could see 5-10ÂșC or more reduction in temps.

And yes, the HAF series of cases are a good choice. Lots of room inside, have multiple fans installed, plus more spots for additional fans. I have six 120mm fans in my HAF 912 case (two front and one side for intake, two top and one rear for exhaust).
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April 15, 2011 6:17:49 AM

I have the HAF 922 and I think it's a great case. Lots of room, great airflow, and amazing price. It's great for various setups, whether it's a budget gaming PC or an enthusiast, multi-GPU machine.

Keep in mind that even though it is categorized as a mid-tower case, it is pretty large. Check out the dimensions of it and make sure there is enough room at your desired location.
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April 15, 2011 5:47:23 PM

I have a haf 922. It was super easy to build in tons of room for cable management great air flow :) . Example of the cooling in this case... I have my AMD 965 OCed to 4.1ghz and the NB at 2600mhz with voltage bumpes to keep them stable and im running the stock AMD cooler with an extra sidefan blowing on the cpu as well and wile playing crysis metro and what not temp never goes over 57c even after a few hours of gaming :) 
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April 15, 2011 6:57:00 PM

For under 100$, the HAF 922 is probably the best airflow case available as of now(considering retail only).. Another option could be the Lancool PC K62..
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April 15, 2011 7:19:20 PM

thanks for all the replies guys.... and also i was looking at the coolermaster cmd 690ii advanced case and the raidmax helios? will i see a noticeable difference in cooling with the 140mm and 120mm fans as opposed to the bigger 200mm's on the haf? or will the haf just be quieter with the lower rpm to move more air?
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April 15, 2011 8:12:52 PM

vibrantxxninjas said:
thanks for all the replies guys.... and also i was looking at the coolermaster cmd 690ii advanced case and the raidmax helios? will i see a noticeable difference in cooling with the 140mm and 120mm fans as opposed to the bigger 200mm's on the haf? or will the haf just be quieter with the lower rpm to move more air?

IMO great airflow+tool less install+lots of room + price= HAF 922 FTW
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April 15, 2011 8:49:05 PM

Best answer selected by VibrantxxNinjas.
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April 15, 2011 8:50:08 PM

alright.. looks like ill be getting the haf 922... thanks everyone :) 
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