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Corsar 400R vs CM HAF 922 vs CM storm scout 2

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January 19, 2013 11:51:28 PM

hi i have these option for cases my budget is 110$ i want a case with cable management option, cooling, and features( in that order) this is my system
mobo: gigabyte GA-990fxa-ud3
CPU : AMD FX-6300 potentially at 4.2 GHz
GPU : amd radeon hd 7870 (xfx double d black edition)
RAM : 2x8 ddr3 1600 cas 10
PSU : raidmax rx-600AF
CPU cooler: cooler master v6 or hyper 612
ssd: a-data xpg sx910 128 gig
hdd: 2x1 tb wd black

any advice is appreciated tell me about better options if you think there is thanks

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January 20, 2013 12:12:46 AM

The 400R is a great case, but like alot of Corsair cases they are just hotboxes. I like the HAF series, I had a HAF X and some days it was cold enough in there to cool my drinks! HAF cases are very good for airflow, what they normally give you is a balance of noise/performance. Their 200mm fans are fantastic, they are the quietest 200mm fans available, and also have one of the highest CFM's.

Have you bought that system yet? If you haven't, I would definitely change the PSU to something more reliable, and go for a Hyper 212 evo. I would also go for a 7870 Hawk from MSI, the DD coolers on XFX cards have bad VRM cooling and are quite loud for its cooling performance.
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January 20, 2013 5:59:17 PM

JJ1217 said:
The 400R is a great case, but like alot of Corsair cases they are just hotboxes. I like the HAF series, I had a HAF X and some days it was cold enough in there to cool my drinks! HAF cases are very good for airflow, what they normally give you is a balance of noise/performance. Their 200mm fans are fantastic, they are the quietest 200mm fans available, and also have one of the highest CFM's.

Have you bought that system yet? If you haven't, I would definitely change the PSU to something more reliable, and go for a Hyper 212 evo. I would also go for a 7870 Hawk from MSI, the DD coolers on XFX cards have bad VRM cooling and are quite loud for its cooling performance.


My corsair 500R cooling is way better than a HAF 922. My friends HAF 922 is just too loud, mines dead silent with all the case fans fixed in(9 total). And Imo, performance of stock corsair fans > Cooler master fans. 500R/400R beats HAF922 in no. of case fans, features (particularly 500R). Corsair 400R/500R is interior Black Coated which looks a lot more stylish than the normal metal type interior of HAF 922.

My recommendation would be 500R. It has a gigantic 200mm side fan, Top Added Dust Filter, Removable HDD cages to support the longest Graphic card yet, Fan Speed controller, Amazing airflow with 3x120mm and 1x200mm, Looks great with 3 LED's (these are the features additional to what Corsair 400R has). The side panel with LED ON looks absolutely stunning to watch really.IMO it really justifies the 20$ increase over 400R for all these reasons.
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January 20, 2013 9:21:06 PM

I'm not sure what makes the 400R a "hot box".

It has spots for 5 intake fans and 3 exhaust fans. (Most of which are up to 140mm)

My 400R has great airflow.

+1 On getting a better PSU.

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January 20, 2013 10:14:10 PM

i will go with the 400R i will get the corsair cx600 i will also go with a hyper 212 instead of the 612 thanks
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January 20, 2013 10:14:31 PM

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