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June 19, 2012 7:55:21 PM

I will be building this rig: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ao4m in 1 week, and I'm not sure if the case is big enough to support all the components. I'm going to have a big GPU in there, as you can see. Also, in contrary to the HAF 922, the 912 does not have a 200mm fan on top. So, can you please tell me how many fans I should get and what sizes (other than cooling, I want lighting, so I will be getting some colored fans and cold cathodes); I've tried to research this, but no luck. Also, should I get a microATX mobo like a the pro4 M or the extreme4 M?

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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2012 10:17:25 PM

That case should be absolutely fine for your build, a 670 will fit nicely.

In terms of Cooling, other than the fact you want air being blown in from the front and from underneath, and air being sucked out the back and out the top, there is no real right and wrong.

It is also advised that you have more air being sucked out (provided you dont leave un-meshed gaps everywhere that will allow unfiltered air in to the case).

So, really its up to you what fans you want and where as long as you abide by the above. Just check the spec of the case, see how many fan spaces you have and what size they are, then search for some :) 

For example, if you have 3 fan bays open (as in theyre not filled with the pre-installed fans), then go looking for some 120mm fans and just choose the ones you want.

Really though, you dont actually need any more fans than are supplied by the case, they should be more than adequate, but each to his own!


In terms of motherboards - with a case like this, getting a m-ATX would be a bit silly, it would be like buying a multi-story parking lot when you only have a mini cooper. Get a normal ATX board and youll have much more room for upgrades and should space apart your components better.
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a b ) Power supply
June 19, 2012 10:26:29 PM

Just looked over the spec of the case;

turns out you have space for 2x 200mm and 2x 120 mm fans.

Of which, 1 x 200m and 1 x 120mm fans are included.


So pretty much, if you want to max out your fan capacity your looking for a 200 and 120 mm fan, preferably with Red LEDs :) 

2 examples:

120: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-coolermaster-sickl...

200: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/200mm-coolermaster-megaf...


(obviously youll want to find their US equivalents, as scan is a UK based company)
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 20, 2012 1:43:42 AM

I have a few suggestions for you Mobo + HDD:$189.98
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

bundled with:

1x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... saves you around $18.00 plus you get 500GB more hard drive space now you can up your case budget to 68.00 so you can buy a better case than the HAF 912 not that is not a good case it is a great case just a idea for you to think about is all.
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a b ) Power supply
June 20, 2012 11:41:54 AM

bigcyco1 said:
that's what i did for my little 13 year old cousin he has the HAF 912 and i added cheap but nice and quiet case fans.


Haha, was that a sly dig at the case there?
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 20, 2012 12:03:34 PM

Gallarian said:
Haha, was that a sly dig at the case there?
lol no...no... i didn't mean that way!
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 20, 2012 12:06:28 PM

That is one of the best budget mid tower cases so no sly dig i honestly did that for my little cousin lol i can see how you could assume that though now reading it back but wasn't like that at all.
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June 20, 2012 12:53:43 PM

I own the HAF 912 but the "Advanced" version which has a side panel with a place for 140mm fan. It comes with;
Front: 1 x 200 mm red LED fan & can be swapped for two 120mm fans.
Top: 1 x 200 mm black fan at the & can be swapped for two 120mm fans.
Rear: 1 x 120 mm black fan
Side: 1 x 120/140 mm fan (optional)

The non "Advanced" version just differs in the side window and both top& front fans are placed with 4 x 120 mm fans which are the same cooling.

Since you're not gonna SLI, you don't have to buy any additional fans and the case is big enough to support HD 6990 in length.

You wouldn't feel the lights unless you have a side window panel, in this case you might want the HAF 922.

Nice rig, no don't get Micro ATX mobo, you'll be limited and may have some compatibility issues.

If you're gonna pick an SSD, get the Samsung 830 or one of the Intel series.
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June 21, 2012 9:31:47 PM

ilysaml said:
I own the HAF 912 but the "Advanced" version which has a side panel with a place for 140mm fan. It comes with;
Front: 1 x 200 mm red LED fan & can be swapped for two 120mm fans.
Top: 1 x 200 mm black fan at the & can be swapped for two 120mm fans.
Rear: 1 x 120 mm black fan
Side: 1 x 120/140 mm fan (optional)

The non "Advanced" version just differs in the side window and both top& front fans are placed with 4 x 120 mm fans which are the same cooling.

Since you're not gonna SLI, you don't have to buy any additional fans and the case is big enough to support HD 6990 in length.

You wouldn't feel the lights unless you have a side window panel, in this case you might want the HAF 922.

Nice rig, no don't get Micro ATX mobo, you'll be limited and may have some compatibility issues.

If you're gonna pick an SSD, get the Samsung 830 or one of the Intel series.


After a lot of consideration, I realized I want a windowed, internally painted case. So, after researching and staying within my budget of $100, I came across the Antec Eleven Hundred. I read reviews on it, but I could not figure out if it has crappy cable management like the Antec 900 does. Keep in mind, I'm going to be using a modular PSU. So, do you know if this case is good or not? Just thought I'd ask you since you seem experienced.
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June 22, 2012 12:45:11 AM

Yes it has better cable management, and reviews say nothing wrong about it, also the HAF 922 is a way better than the Antec but i'm still not sure if you'll find the one with the side panel.

Well you're still too lucky, there's the "CM Storm Enforcer" has all what you need and cost $20 less than your budget.



Or you can screw up the $ amount for the OS :D  and put them into a superb case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 22, 2012 12:59:56 AM

ilysaml said:
Yes it has better cable management, and reviews say nothing wrong about it, also the HAF 922 is a way better than the Antec but i'm still not sure if you'll find the one with the side panel.

Well you're still too lucky, there's the "CM Storm Enforcer" has all what you need and cost $20 less than your budget.
http://cdn.overclock.net/8/83/83d8d3ae_100_1567.jpeg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/6913194060_3b6a33e908_z.jpg

Or you can screw up the $ amount for the OS :D  and put them into a superb case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Today, I realized Newegg has 15% off the Rosewill Blackhawk: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I've looked at reviews of this case as well, and it seems good, so, for $75, is this a good deal? I really like the aesthetics, and cable management seems nice. Lol, sorry I'm posting about a new case every 2 minutes, but Newegg has so much stuff.
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a b ) Power supply
June 22, 2012 1:06:59 AM

Looks very nice, anyway it comes to your personal choice at the end, you're the one who's gonna look at the build day and night so you have to pick something appealing to you, though I like the Enforcer more ;p, but this one looks really good.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 22, 2012 1:37:03 AM

@ilysaml nice looking rig i like the red cabling
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a b ) Power supply
June 22, 2012 3:08:38 AM

Well, it's not mine it's pictures from the web :D 
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a c 122 ) Power supply
June 22, 2012 3:20:02 AM

ilysaml said:
Well, it's not mine it's pictures from the web :D 
oh :na:  :lol: 
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