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Old April 4, 2011, 02:31 AM
BMAN69 BMAN69 is offline
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Originally Posted by dustin1706 View Post
I went through this dilemma last fall. After having used the 800d for several months now, I would definitely go 800d for water, or HAFX for air.

Here's My comparison list.

700/800D:
+ looks good, but slightly boring IMO
+ Haven't seen anything beat it for cable management.
+ Good layout for watercooling.
- Mediocre airflow (again I'm watercooling anyway but still need some airflow)
+ Aluminum front panel rather than plastic
+ huge CPU rear access panel

HAFX:
= Styling is... perhaps a bit "busy" for my tastes but more than acceptable
+Great front panel with usb 3.0 and esata
- Stupid sliding cover for power button
+ side panels are "shaped" which makes them less prone to flexing/vibrating.
+ comes with wheels
Another plus for the 700/ 800D:
24" (H) x 24" (L) x 9" (W) - (609mm X 609mm X 229 mm)

vs.
Cooler Master HAFX
(W)9.6" X (H)22.0" front halfX (D)22.2"

So one would get an additional 2" both in height and length to fiddle around with; I found installing my water cooling loop into the 700D extremely easy.

Keep a lookout at ncix; once in a while they'll have the 700D on for $150, that's what I got mine for just last month (what a steal !!! )
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