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Old December 19, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Miggs, get a RC-590. Best cheap case there is.
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Old December 19, 2008, 08:59 PM
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I have not worked with any ZXTC cases before but a simple glance at the interior says it all: no airflow. The 3.5" drive cage holes are way too small to have good airflow to the video card area. The front case fan hole is too restrictive in size and you'd basically have to manually cut it using a dremel to be able to add your own custom larger size fans.

Yes there are what appears to be four 90mm fan holes on the side pannel. But seriously, where would the air come out? The top fan hole looks to be a 80mm fan. Overall, I would choose an ANTEC 900 over that if it came down to budget.

I just bought a HAF932 recently and boy, is it worth its $150 and more! My only complaint about the HAF932 is its lack of air filters. Beyond that, the case has everything one needs for air or water cooling.
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Old December 19, 2008, 09:07 PM
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I own but do not use the original Zero. Its flimsy and worthless to work in. I would say its ok for one who builds a system and leaves it for years, if you are more like me and always upgrading its a PITA. My Lian Li V2000 Pluss II is light years better, as well as cost too hehe. I am in the middle of building my new WC system around the CoolerMaster ATCS 840 and so far its just amazing. Also so many little details makes you really appreciate the time they took to make it.

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Old December 19, 2008, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cptn Vortex View Post
Miggs, get a RC-590. Best cheap case there is.
I know I know.. right now this Lian Li is doing what I need too. I was looking for a big case though, full tower for water cooling, offcourse Lian Li or Silverstone probably the best cases around, but the HAF932 is a nice case really.

But I get your point Paul..
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Old December 23, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Well, I am not 'hardcore' NZXT Fan, just to clairify that point.
I do have a flair for something with at least a little style involved in it.
The HAF 932 I intend to add to my list of Cases. Personally speaking I am not a huge fan of plastic on cases either (mind you, I do love the Apollo but I know of its flaws).
My first 'real' case that I had fun with was the Armor from TT. I had gone through a few budget cases in my life, but never had so much room as that case.
I'm hoping (after reading all the reviews and listening to all you personally speak) that the HAF will do the job. I just wanted to find a 'cool' home for my old Intel Board/Chip to sit, and chug away at F@H for the rest of its useful life.

Thanks for all your comments,


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