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 !
I was gonna say 800D but how about one of these?
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid Tower Case at Memory Express
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.
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.
Would say take out a look at the new 500R Carbonite by Corsair ($139 MSRP).
Dmitri just reviewed it.
Thanks alot for the input guys !
Unfortunately I don't really like the look of the Thermaltake MK1.
I'm hesitating between the 500R ad the 650D.
From what I understand, the 650D doesn't have a front dust filter, correct ?
The 500R doesn't have a side window, correct ?
But now that I'm thinking about it, if I sell my HAF932 (which some pics are in the Buy/Sell's Price check section), it could cover part of the cost of my new case, so maybe I could go over 200$ budget.
Any other ideas ? Lian Li ?
The 650d DOES have a removable front dust filter.
any of the fractal cases, if you want big than the define XL would be good.
650D for the win!
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