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New gaming case, leaning toward HAF X

By Sucoi
Apr 24, 2012
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  1. Guys im buying a new gaming pc, hoping in doing some oc in the future. I in dought in wich case i buy , im thinking on the HAF X but i dont know yet, if u have a better case that is in the same price as the HAF X or less i would be greatfull to know. THX
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Case choice is quite subjective, just get the one which you think looks the best. The performance difference between gaming cases is pretty minimal.

    IMO the HAF series are total eyesores but that's probably just me...
     
  3. Sucoi

    Sucoi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,273   +152

    Antec 1200 for build quality.
     
  5. Sucoi

    Sucoi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Thx for the replies im loooking into antec 1200 and by build quality what do u mean? The Haf X dont have it to?
     
  6. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 375   +64

    I own a HAF X. The Antec 1200 was my first choice, but was offered a discount on the HAF X which I could not resist.

    The HAF X does afford you a lot of room. Cooling is easy and efficient. I have a nice bit of clearance between my lower GPU and PSU. Good, clean-looking cable management is not a problem. I was also able to fit an H100 (have since switched to a quieter H80) radiator up top with no issues.

    I however have to agree that the HAF X is an eyesore: its harsh industrial theme makes the case look like it was cut from a truck's engine block. The Antec 1200 looks sleeker, more elegant, and -- judging from what I had read about it when I began shopping around for a case -- will offer you pretty much everything the HAF X does.

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  7. Sucoi

    Sucoi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Well thanks for the tips, and about the eyesore i dont think it would be a problem to me cause i like the visual of the haf X =)
     
  8. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    I don't know if it means anything to you here, but I'm within days away from building my own system, first one for myself in almost 3 years. Being the super paranoid heat freak that I am in regards to PC builds, I choose a case that sucks in high volumes of air and pushes it out at almost the same volume. Plus I like the neon blue accents, which will match my blue illuminated keyboard and mouse. So why not give "my pick" a look....

    The Raidmax Steel ATX Mid Tower Case.......
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Raidmax-S...0000003142050&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=16318534

    But I would have to say that the HAF X that Dawn and Slh28 were talking about might be a better pick!

    "Good luck" :)
     
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,273   +152

    By build quality i mean the quality of the materials used to build the case. The antec 1200 is by far the heaviest gauge steel i have seen used in a case. The thing is heavy and solid as a rock, even the side panels have no movenent in them. Everything inside the case is screwed down with thumbscrews.

    There are however no USB3 ports if this is something you were considering. And i must admit the fans are a little loud.

    Ive never used a hafx, so can not really comment on it. Though the reviews for it are outstanding.

    Edit : The antec 1200 v3 has one USB3 port.
     
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    If you like it then get it, it will fit a lot of hardware in and has excellent airflow (HAF stands for High Air Flow).
     
  11. Sucoi

    Sucoi TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Thx guys ill probably go for an haf x , because is a full tower (thing that i was looking foward) and is not that expensive like the Thermaltake lv10gt or the cosmos2000 besides that hear in Brazil we dont have much choinces of cases =(, for ex: i didnt find the antec 1200 in the major online stores.Anyway thx for ur tips
     
     


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