CM Haf X vs Corsair 800D
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April 4, 2011, 02:31 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
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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.
+ 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
= 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)
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 !!!
" If I had a dollar for every time I heard
"My God! He's covered in some sort of goo,
I'd be a rich man. "
Homer J. Simpson
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ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD Phenom II 965 BE
16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
HIS Radeon HD7950
Corsair Force GT Series 120GB SSD (Primary), Corsair Force Series SSD 115GB (Secondary), Samsung Spinpoint 250GB (backup)
NZXT Switch 810-watercooled by XSPC and EKWB
Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
LG 27" Widescreen LCD
Windows 7 H.P. 64 bit
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