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Cooler master HAF 932 vs. cooler master HAF X

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August 22, 2011 8:54:31 PM

Hi guys, i'm having some difficulty choosing my pc case for my new build. its going to be running constantly and mostly used for gaming with some ocing. i've gotten most of the parts narrowed down.
i'm hoping to get some feedback on the cases since i've looked into them and i'm leaning toward the HAF X case but i really don't like the fact that u have to run the usb 3.0 front connectors through the back of the case and connect them via the i/o ports on the motherboard.

my rig config is as follows.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2499&v...

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD1527&v...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v...

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Crucial CT128M4SSD2 m4 2.5" Solid State Drive - 128GB
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Lite-On iHBS212-08 12X Internal Blu-Ray Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC8843&v...

also if you have any input about the chosen components please let me know as i could definitely use the advice :) 
August 22, 2011 9:26:14 PM

All cases with front USB 3 must run it through the back of the case since there is on cases out there right now makes them with the internal headers.
HAF-X supports XL-ATX and has a extra rubber grommet hole for passing the USB 3
to the back side.
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August 22, 2011 9:57:09 PM

Cases make little to no difference, generally speaking.

Any mid or full tower ATX case would be able to house your build (keep an eye on case width with that Hyper 212+ though because that things huge!).

Generally, just go with a case you like. If you prefer the HAF X over the 932, get the HAF X. If you prefer the 932, go for that. They will both be more than big enough to fit all your components and are both good quality cases.
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August 22, 2011 10:39:15 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Cases make little to no difference, generally speaking.

Any mid or full tower ATX case would be able to house your build (keep an eye on case width with that Hyper 212+ though because that things huge!).

Generally, just go with a case you like. If you prefer the HAF X over the 932, get the HAF X. If you prefer the 932, go for that. They will both be more than big enough to fit all your components and are both good quality cases.


+1. The case is the one part that you get to choose almost entirely based on cosmetics. The Hyper 212+ will fit in most mid towers, so no real need to be concerned.
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August 22, 2011 11:43:58 PM

lp231 said:
All cases with front USB 3 must run it through the back of the case since there is on cases out there right now makes them with the internal headers.
HAF-X supports XL-ATX and has a extra rubber grommet hole for passing the USB 3
to the back side.
If you go on the CM website, you can ask for the header adapter (which is a 4" header to 2x USB 3.0 female adapter) and they will send it to you for free (at least in North America).

I decided to go for the HAF X because I like to have room in my tower to play with and the option to have a 3x120 radiator mounted internally if I ever switch to WC.
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August 23, 2011 1:35:16 AM

great info guys :)  thanks for the help
i think i'm going to go with the haf x since it has the dust filters and just looks great overall :) 
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