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Old September 17, 2008, 08:45 AM
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Hey rvs very nice and clean build, nice UV effect as well. That just goes to show how huge this case is..

@ sswilson, do this; view cart, check out, pay with CC card, confirm order, wait for package to arrive :P
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Old September 17, 2008, 08:48 AM
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Hehe.....

I'm waiting for this week's sale to see if there is anything I'm interested in. :)
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Old September 17, 2008, 08:56 AM
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Sorry to go offtopic, true enough.. I wanna order some stuff too, but the Friday's sale is keeping me for not ordering, I almost did order yesterday..!!
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Old September 17, 2008, 09:36 AM
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The only thing I dont like about the HAF is the excess of plastic use. Well, I guess I mean all thermaltake, Antec, and coolermaster cases for that matter. It's just....cheap. The silverstone's and Lian Li's are always steel or aluminum throughout, and the level of quality makes them look oh so good.
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Old September 17, 2008, 10:46 AM
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[sswilson / miggs78]
Thanks for the compliments! :)

I like the "industrial" look of the HAF too. But, I was more impressed when I first saw how CM implemented some WC little touches for this new case, so I chose this case for the new WC setup instead of reusing my older Tt Kandalf.

These Koolane QDC fittings are restrictive - no doubt about that. Generally most quick disconnects do affect flow/pressure, but the Koolance ones may be a bit worse? However, the interesting thing is that the new radiator for this loop (BlackIce GT240 Stealth) is more restrictive than the Koolance fittings. Oh well.


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I agree with you about the plastic on the HAF. I knew there was plastic but when I actually removed it from the box and really saw the HAF for the first time, the plastic front face fascia reminded me of my first case that used to house my IBM XT then later a 286 - good thing it's black and not beige, I suppose.

I would have liked a LianLi too, the A7010 actually, but my wallet totally disagreed with me on that decision. ;)


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Old September 17, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Why do you say the GT240 Stealth rad is more restrictive? Your making me nervous since I have the same rad, and having some wierd temp problems.

Well all those Silverstone and Lian Li cases are beautiful, no doubt, but they come at a cost, as they say Quality comes at a cost..
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Why do you say the GT240 Stealth rad is more restrictive? Your making me nervous since I have the same rad, and having some wierd temp problems.
miggs78, I've PM'd you.
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Old October 13, 2008, 05:55 PM
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My Ultimate watercooled lian li Lol not really but I was going more for style.
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Cool carbon fibre effect!
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Eman, I the more i see your carbon fibre, the more I think it would look sick in the Fortress... but I wonder if there is flat black decals.... hmmmm
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