I will be building soon, and want to know if a Challenger U3 (USB 3.0) or Rosewill Blackhawk would be a better option. The Blackhawk comes with more fans, and is a larger case. I don't need the 6 front USB ports however, as that is too much. I would overclock the i5 3570k a little, as well as want room for larger GPUs. Which would be a better fit for my needs?
Same question I had man. I have the Challenger non usb 3.0 edition. It can fit up to 11 inches of a gpu but might as well get something futurproof in terms of the case.
The blackhawk was what I was set on. But I don't know how good the cable managment is in that case. Also, it fits large GPU's only if you needed to fit an extra large card you could take out the HD cage. But that is not so easy, as you need to remove like 8-10 screws!
Although that case is big and good cooling if you ever wanted to OC your cpu you would need to take out the window panel fan to fit a Hyper 212+ or go with a Zalman Cpu cooler which is more expensive.
Can you remove the HDD cases in the HAF 922? I just read some reviews on the Blackhawk and everyone rated it highly. Also on cable management. I guess I overlooked that part. I think there is some sale for 10% off Roswill cases today.
So you could get the roswill for $75 I think. The 922 is great but doesn't look like you can remove those cages later.
EDIT: Cages on HAF 922 are riveted on. So you would need to drill them out if you wanted to take them out. Not my type of thing though.
I think I will go with the blackhawk. Can't beat all the fans there. Unless labor day sale has the haf 922 for cheaper. Although with the BlackHawk you can fit a really gigantic gpu in there by removing the hdd cage.
Only thing is I don't know what cpu cooler you would use with that case. I would probably remove that door fan. Tom's said they did that to fit the hyper 212+