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August 16, 2012 7:00:32 PM

I'm upgrading various things on my pc and am looking for a good case to go with it, I'm looking for something that has good airflow stock, preferably has a window, and has great cable management for a non-modular psu. I'd also like it to be able to support up to 3 7970s and a Noctua D14 for future upgrades.

I've looked at the NZXT switch 810 and HAF X and am wondering if there are any better cases for $200 or less. I like the NZXT because of the big window and it seems to show off all components quite well, however it looks kind of cheaply built. I like the HAF X because it looks more durable, but seems heavier and has a small window that shows very little.

I've also looked at the Thermaltake level 10gt as well and it looks more or less like an expensive gimmick than anything else. I also haven't heard very favorable reviews, but if someone has this case I'd be happy to hear how you like it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated or opinions from people who have cases like these.

Thanks

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August 16, 2012 9:05:31 PM

Exile1993 said:
I'm upgrading various things on my pc and am looking for a good case to go with it, I'm looking for something that has good airflow stock, preferably has a window, and has great cable management for a non-modular psu. I'd also like it to be able to support up to 3 7970s and a Noctua D14 for future upgrades.

I've looked at the NZXT switch 810 and HAF X and am wondering if there are any better cases for $200 or less. I like the NZXT because of the big window and it seems to show off all components quite well, however it looks kind of cheaply built. I like the HAF X because it looks more durable, but seems heavier and has a small window that shows very little.

I've also looked at the Thermaltake level 10gt as well and it looks more or less like an expensive gimmick than anything else. I also haven't heard very favorable reviews, but if someone has this case I'd be happy to hear how you like it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated or opinions from people who have cases like these.

Thanks



Too broaden your Horizons a bit, heres a good few cases...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OR SIMPLY THE BEST AIR COOLED CASE EVER BUILT>>>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

August 16, 2012 9:14:26 PM

Oh wow I haven't seen those, however the shipping is outrageous on most of them. Is there another place besides Newegg that has any of these closer to $200 with shipping?

My favorites of the ones you listed are the 2nd, 4th and 1st case in that order. Also, I see you have the last case what makes that better than the others, and how do you like it?
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November 1, 2012 4:03:33 PM

When I built my PC I was deliberating between the HAF X and the Corsair 800D: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I settled on the HAF X, but I would recommend either of the two. I built my bro-in-law's comp with the 800D and I was quite impressed with the case. Main features on the 800D that I liked were the extra grommet holes for cable management, isolated parts, and screw-less doors. It is quite an expensive case so I can understand if you choose something else.

With all that said though, can't go wrong with the HAF X. Cable management is awesome and the airflow is one of the best with TONS of room for extra video cards, hard drives, etc. I'm currently using the Corsair H100 for cpu cooling and even with that 240mm radiator I still have plenty of room for more upgrades, as this case was designed with watercooling in mind.

I can't say much for the other cases since these two were the ones that popped up the most when reading reviews and suggestions, so I researched these the most.
November 1, 2012 4:07:05 PM

If you want a bigger window on the HAF X and can sacrifice the sidefan you can actually order a door from the HAF 932 from coolermaster it fits the X and has a much bigger window. Or if you are hardcore/a masochist you could saw a larger window gap and put a new window in yourself
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