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June 26, 2012 12:04:09 AM

What is the best Cooler Master case under 110€?

There are so many good cases around 80 - 100 so it's hard to know :) 


Cheers!
a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 1:10:57 AM

i have the CM 690 II advanced, very well built, my 6870 (11.5"... 23CM or somthing around that?) very good cable management, and looks very nice, very few complaints, though im not sure if it will make your budget, you'd have to look that up :p 
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June 26, 2012 5:13:26 AM

110€ is about $135,i would suggest this one-
HAF XM-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
review-
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
scores 9.1
another one-
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-HA...
looks-




or
HAF 932-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
review-
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1215/pg7/cooler-m...
very highly rated.



note:both are excellent cases but there are some other really good cases for this price range.
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June 26, 2012 6:46:14 AM

HAF XM
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 7:46:37 AM

Bofink said:
What is the best Cooler Master case under 110€?

There are so many good cases around 80 - 100 so it's hard to know :) 

Cheers!

Cooler Master Storm Enforcer is great, got approved by Toms for it's efficiency in cooling, temps, noise.


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June 26, 2012 9:35:10 AM

Bofink said:
What is the best Cooler Master case under 110€?

There are so many good cases around 80 - 100 so it's hard to know :) 


Cheers!


Hi Bofink,

Are you building a new PC? If so, then I would recommend getting a cheaper Case and spending more on components like Graphics Card, CPU, etc.

You can get a cheap yet decent Gaming Case from BitFenix. The case mentioned below has received many recommendations from various sites and is an unbeatable product for such a low price---

BitFenix Merc Alpha Mid Tower---$40---
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the official site with specifications, gallery and reviews---
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/merc...

This Case has enough space, allows 7 additional fans, has Power Supply placement at bottom and has an elegant look too.

A review of this Case (There are lots of reviews on the internet about this Gaming Cabinet)---
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4445/bitfenix_merc_alp...

Regards,
SmartGeek
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 11:24:36 AM

^fix your link.
secondly,there's no need to get a $40 case if OP can spend more.a $100 price tag for a good case very reasonable.
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June 26, 2012 11:38:40 AM

Until they change their ways, I cannot recommend ANY CM case. The company is dishonest, plans further dishonesty, and does not deserve your business.
This was discovered in competent technical reviews of unrelated products (in this case, many of their PSUs). Many companies exaggerate, or offer best-case scenarios that are unrealistic at best, but claiming protection circuits that are in fact missing is an outright lie. Here are some sample links:
LL=Liar Label, MC=Missing Circuits

1. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] ew/1550/11
2. MC: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1184/9
3. LL AND MC: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1005/9
4. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1034/9
5. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] view/969/9

...I think that's enough. These aren't dings for poor quality, but for dishonesty. Many others get dinged for quality; my favorite is probably the remark in HardOCP's review of the GX-650 calling it a "polished turd in a box."
So anyway, there you have it; a company which should not be supported, regardless of the quality of its other products (including cases). And get this, it gets worse. Having been called on it, they're going to pull them from the North American market and foist them off elsewhere. This per Gabriel Torres: "I had a meeting with them during Computex and, according to them, they are removing all power supplies with fake wattage from the North American market (and dumping them somewhere else)."
You're buying in euros; does this mean you're the next target market for more dishonestly labeled products?
In any case, I would recommend Antec or Lian Li for quality cases.
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 11:42:45 AM

Onus said:
Until they change their ways, I cannot recommend ANY CM case. The company is dishonest, plans further dishonesty, and does not deserve your business.
This was discovered in competent technical reviews of unrelated products (in this case, many of their PSUs). Many companies exaggerate, or offer best-case scenarios that are unrealistic at best, but claiming protection circuits that are in fact missing is an outright lie. Here are some sample links:
LL=Liar Label, MC=Missing Circuits

1. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] ew/1550/11
2. MC: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1184/9
3. LL AND MC: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1005/9
4. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] iew/1034/9
5. LL: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/art [...] view/969/9

...I think that's enough. These aren't dings for poor quality, but for dishonesty. Many others get dinged for quality; my favorite is probably the remark in HardOCP's review of the GX-650 calling it a "polished turd in a box."
So anyway, there you have it; a company which should not be supported, regardless of the quality of its other products (including cases). And get this, it gets worse. Having been called on it, they're going to pull them from the North American market and foist them off elsewhere. This per Gabriel Torres: "I had a meeting with them during Computex and, according to them, they are removing all power supplies with fake wattage from the North American market (and dumping them somewhere else)."
You're buying in euros; does this mean you're the next target market for more dishonestly labeled products?
they are always rated as best chassis or something good.
In any case, I would recommend Antec or Lian Li for quality cases.


that's about power supplies bro,just show me where any and i mean any cooler master haf case is rated as dumb or useless?
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a c 121 ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 12:12:31 PM

hellfire24 said:
that's about power supplies bro,just show me where any and i mean any cooler master haf case is rated as dumb or useless?

The point is, CM is a dishonest company. A rational individual does not support dishonesty. I don't care if their cases are made of mithril, this isn't about quality, but about dishonesty.
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 12:25:54 PM

Onus said:
The point is, CM is a dishonest company. A rational individual does not support dishonesty. I don't care if their cases are made of mithril, this isn't about quality, but about dishonesty.


FYI,my elder brother has got a 1kw silent pro gold unit and it's working really well.never had any problem.i hope you know that every almost series is made by different OEM(silwent pro gold is made by CWT,a very reputable brand).only con i can find is that unit is not *silent* under load,otherwise it works like a charm.
i see you every now and then trolling insulting cooler master,why? are you paid to do so?
EDIT: Cooler master is one of the best case manufacturer,it has high quality cases in almost every category.from $50 haf 912 to $150 storm trooper to dream case like $350 Cosmos II.
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 5:59:41 PM

i've seen that message before, (word for word too) and i will agree, for their size you would expect em to pipe out better quality.

but my CM case feels very well built, my previous case (it was OEM) felt like it would fold in half, even with my motherboard installed.

my 690 II feels like a case i could drop off my table and it would still be okay :p 
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a b ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 6:01:03 PM

^ no doubt,bro that's a really good case.
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June 26, 2012 10:16:23 PM

I wasn't going to comment about my personal experience with their cases (I used to buy them), because the sample size is too small to be relevant; but almost ever CM case I ever bought (including an original RC-690) had minor, mostly fixable quality issues including untapped screw holes, worthless tool-free mounts, and panel misalignment. I got tired of it, and switched to Rosewill. I have had NONE of those problems. Maybe I've just been unlucky, as I realize many people like their cases; like I said though, quality is not the issue, corporate dishonesty is.
Yes, I do repeat myself, and will continue to do so. I also insult Apevia, Logisys, Diablotek, and other companies that LIE about their products. A rational individual does not support dishonesty. If you disagree with that, you must think it is ok for people to lie to you. I'm sorry.
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June 26, 2012 10:55:52 PM

What Rosewill do you recommend?
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a c 121 ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 11:32:56 PM

Rosewill is Newegg's house brand. Since you posted in Euros, I did not think you would be able to order from them. If you can, it looks like 110 Euros would be about $137. For $90, this Blackhawk is loaded with features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would have bought one for my last build, except that I got an Enermax Hoplite for less on Ebay; it has many of the same features, like the external dock I wanted.
Antec and Lian Li may be available to you in Greece, and they are good too. Antec is sturdier but heavier; Lian Li has impeccable fit and finish.
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June 26, 2012 11:45:20 PM

The Rosewill Blackhawk is available for only 70€ (Finland)
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a c 121 ) Power supply
June 26, 2012 11:56:15 PM

Excellent, I think you'd like that case.
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June 27, 2012 2:34:40 AM

Onus said:
I wasn't going to comment about my personal experience with their cases (I used to buy them), because the sample size is too small to be relevant; but almost ever CM case I ever bought (including an original RC-690) had minor, mostly fixable quality issues including untapped screw holes, worthless tool-free mounts, and panel misalignment. I got tired of it, and switched to Rosewill. I have had NONE of those problems. Maybe I've just been unlucky, as I realize many people like their cases; like I said though, quality is not the issue, corporate dishonesty is.
Yes, I do repeat myself, and will continue to do so. I also insult Apevia, Logisys, Diablotek, and other companies that LIE about their products. A rational individual does not support dishonesty. If you disagree with that, you must think it is ok for people to lie to you. I'm sorry.


i respect your thinking and i am with you in terms of dishonesty in power supplies,but nowdays,cooler master is one of the best case brand out there.
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a b ) Power supply
June 27, 2012 3:51:09 PM

hellfire24 said:
i respect your thinking and i am with you in terms of dishonesty in power supplies,but nowdays,cooler master is one of the best case brand out there.


i second that, my case hasn't shown any of the issues you brought up there, and don't forget coolmax!
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July 19, 2012 5:26:19 PM

Best answer selected by Bofink.
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