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Old November 13, 2012, 06:50 AM
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It definitely would be a boring dull black cube in that event. I am simply just not a fan of any CM case other then the boss cosmos II.
Imagine a cosmos design (with the bottom and top rails), with a sport car themed front panel :OOOOOO for the Cosmos MINI (If such a thing existed, HAF XB redesigned) Now that would be cool! :D
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Old November 13, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Interesting, but its a no for me. I am sure a case like this will find its niche though.
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Old November 13, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Where can I find a 200 mm dust filter fore the top ??

dust will fall in to this unless it is running all the time . :(
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Old November 13, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Where can I find a 200 mm dust filter fore the top ??

dust will fall in to this unless it is running all the time . :(
Not if you keep positive pressure.
You should see how little dust built up in my HAF932 over the years (With 4 animals in the house) because I kept the case positive pressure :)

This case is really growing on me.

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Looks great, really something to think about.
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Old November 13, 2012, 10:03 AM
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I think I may end up grabbing 2 of these...
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I think I may end up grabbing 2 of these...
Stackable case lol :)

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Old November 13, 2012, 12:55 PM
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I kinda like this case...a lot.

The only two issues I see with it are 1) no good cooling for the hdd/ssd area (those 80mm fans are on the wrong side for good air flow to the HDDs. CM should have swapped the 5.25 and 3.5 bays for front to back air flow like top zone) 2) poor front IOs. If you look closely you can see that CM was going to go with a more 'rich' front IO options but then at some point went with a shorter PCB. This is a shame as a pair of front USB 2.0 ports would have been welcome.

Other than that it looks like my next case for a cube build. :)
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I was actually planning a cube build too AKG :P

I really like this case. The looks are typical with the HAF series, but it's not screaming it out; it has subtle cues of the typical HAF styling, and I prefer it for this case.

If this thing can fit a 240 rad, it will be at the top of my list for a new smaller build
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If this thing can fit a 240 rad, it will be at the top of my list for a new smaller build

Well it actually can! With my GTX570 (10.5") installed, there is room for a dual rad, but not in psuh/pull, just push through the two front fans!
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