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Old December 27, 2011, 11:36 PM
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IMO, HAF-X's window looks 10x better than the one on HAF932.
Secondly, HAF-X has black-painted interior, which looks 10x better than the old school silver.
HAF-X also has some features that HAF932 does not have, like the GPU ducts and an extra 230mm fan on top.
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Old December 28, 2011, 02:24 AM
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Yes, but we need to keep in mind I'm on a tight budget here, the HAF-X is $330 here, at its cheapest, my cap is about $200, absolute max, which leaves no budget for modding. That is why I am liking the look of the Bitfenix Shinobi, at roughly $120, tooless, window, cable management, spacious enough, sleek looking, nice fan layout for my likings, black interior, its ideal, and then leaves $80 for paints and parts for a little modding. I think its what I am going to go with, unless anyone has a horror story or two to share about it, but all the reviews I have read have been very positive.
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Old December 28, 2011, 07:28 AM
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Yes, but we need to keep in mind I'm on a tight budget here, the HAF-X is $330 here, at its cheapest, my cap is about $200, absolute max, which leaves no budget for modding. That is why I am liking the look of the Bitfenix Shinobi, at roughly $120, tooless, window, cable management, spacious enough, sleek looking, nice fan layout for my likings, black interior, its ideal, and then leaves $80 for paints and parts for a little modding. I think its what I am going to go with, unless anyone has a horror story or two to share about it, but all the reviews I have read have been very positive.
HAF 932 is a great case, my friend bought one and we just took the side panel to speedy auto glass and replaced the window with a lexan one with holes to mount 4X 120mm GT fans, the airflow is unreal after the side panel mod, dropped his CF 6970's temps over 12C load.
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Old December 28, 2011, 01:45 PM
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dual 120mm radiators won't fit. (They will, but you wont' be able to mount fans on it)
NCIX FORUMS - **H100 will not fit this case** - Bitfenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case Blac...
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Old December 28, 2011, 02:22 PM
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I dont disagree that the HAF series are pretty awesome, however for my budget, I think the Shinobi would be more ideal, still not quite decided though.

I think I will go for a h60 cooler instead, I did some research and the price/performance ratio if you include the extra cost I would need for a nice case that can fit something like a h100, is far better for the h60, I'm not going to perform extreme overclocks, at most I would OC my 2600k to somewhere in the region of 4ghz, a 600mhz OC which I would hardly call extreme. That said though Im more likely to leave it at stock speeds, or perform a rather minimal OC, like from 3.6 to 3.8.

What I am going to start by doing is waiting for shops to reopen after new years, and find a place with a Shinobi I can go look at in person.
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