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clouter November 17, 2011 07:57 AM

Looking at replacing my HAF932 : need suggestions
hi everyone !

I've had my 932 for almost two years now i think ? got in on sale at 130$ free shipping if i recall correctly...

now as much as I love its space and airflow, the lack of any form of dust filter turns it into a real vacuum cleaner as my room is quite dusty.

in the last couple weeks, i've been looking at some cases, but not one really gets my attention.

but after I saw Linus' unboxing and overview of the new Antec P280, I think i really like the case. the only downside is that there is no window on the side panel.

so im posting this to get your opinions !
here is what I'm looking for :

- EATX or a big ATX with bottom mounted power supply as I'm upgrading my system soon and aiming at going SLI and I like big cases
- DUST FILTERS mandatory at the bottom and at the front for intake fans
- Ideally side window panel big enough to see my setup (I dont really like the haf932's tiny panel)
- Dont need too many 5 1/4 bays, at least 3x 3 1/2 bays
- Top 2x120mm fans mounting at the top in case I go H100 (not mandatory)
- Price point : ideally under 200$

I saw the P280 was 140$ on ncix. love it but no window
the 800d is awesome obviously, but really too big and too expensive for my needs.

thanks in advance !

stoanee November 17, 2011 08:38 AM

I was gonna say 800D but how about one of these?

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid Tower Case at Memory Express

CoolHandL November 17, 2011 09:01 AM

I have the 650D awesome case and can accommodate the H100.
800D Awesome Monster of a case(but only good if you are fully water cooling ie GPU and CPU) i also had one of them.

ultraman7k November 17, 2011 09:24 AM

Of course I am going to plug the Thermaltake Chaser MK-I.

It's either a love it or hate it case looks wise. Feature wise, I think it's absolutely amazing.

BVickery November 17, 2011 08:59 PM

Would say take out a look at the new 500R Carbonite by Corsair ($139 MSRP).

Dmitri just reviewed it.

Birk November 17, 2011 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by ultraman7k (Post 569662)
Of course I am going to plug the Thermaltake Chaser MK-I.

It's either a love it or hate it case looks wise. Feature wise, I think it's absolutely amazing.

I'm really picky about a case and since this is my first one in a long time (last one i bought was a Thermaltake Soprano haha) I finally chose the Chaser MK-1 as well. It's got loads of space and I'll be mounting my H100 in mine as well. I second this choice as at least something you should research.

clouter November 19, 2011 10:20 AM

Thanks alot for the input guys !

Unfortunately I don't really like the look of the Thermaltake MK1.

I'm hesitating between the 500R ad the 650D.

From what I understand, the 650D doesn't have a front dust filter, correct ?
The 500R doesn't have a side window, correct ?

But now that I'm thinking about it, if I sell my HAF932 (which some pics are in the Buy/Sell's Price check section), it could cover part of the cost of my new case, so maybe I could go over 200$ budget.

Any other ideas ? Lian Li ?

Pabz0r545 November 19, 2011 12:38 PM

The 650d DOES have a removable front dust filter.

techman95 November 20, 2011 03:37 PM

any of the fractal cases, if you want big than the define XL would be good.

martin_metal_88 November 20, 2011 05:34 PM

650D for the win!

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