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Old September 27, 2008, 07:13 PM
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Dang, just found out that the Vendetta 2 won't fit in the Cosmos S case without interfering with the side fan.
With that said, I'm going to go back to debating between the Antec 1200 and the HAF 932 haha.
I know from reading other threads here that the Vendetta 2 fits in the HAF so that's a plus, but I also like the looks of the 1200 a little better. (Don't get me wrong, not insulting the HAF)
The only thing that might put the HAF 932 on top is the vent for the power supply.
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Old September 27, 2008, 09:24 PM
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Well it comes down personal preference, some will prefer HAF 932 and some with the Antec 1200. Since you've heard some of the pros and cons of both cases here, I suggest you go and read couple full review on both cases, look at them very carefully, the features, the goods and bads and then decide. Because if you ask much we will suggest our choice, but it might bot suit you, or you might not like it once you get it..

Sorry, but that would be the best possible way I can see.
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Old September 27, 2008, 09:40 PM
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I'm going to go with the Antec 1200.
The main selling feature for me is the extra optional fan on the side as well as the fan that can be mounted inside...both of which can be used to cool down the video card. There seems to be sufficient airflow in the case and previously in this thread it has been stated many times that either case will do nicely. So either way I can't really go wrong. Plus the looks please me more, and so does the price hehe.
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Old September 28, 2008, 12:20 AM
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They are both about the same price range, actually the HAF 932 is just about $15 cheaper. Not contradicting on your choice, I'm sure you made the best possible choice. The Look of the 1200 is definitely more pleasing, HAF looks like a sick person with bandages on the hospital bed lol :P..
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Old September 28, 2008, 11:36 PM
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HAF looks like a sick person with bandages on the hospital bed lol :P..
Actually, it looks sort of like a gas can from a M*A*S*H hospital.

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Old September 29, 2008, 05:09 AM
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The CoolerMaster MASH 932!
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Old September 29, 2008, 06:36 AM
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The CoolerMaster MASH 932!


A cammo paint job would look great on it!

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Old September 29, 2008, 06:39 AM
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I'm going to go with the Antec 1200.
The main selling feature for me is the extra optional fan on the side as well as the fan that can be mounted inside...both of which can be used to cool down the video card. There seems to be sufficient airflow in the case and previously in this thread it has been stated many times that either case will do nicely. So either way I can't really go wrong. Plus the looks please me more, and so does the price hehe.

Think it comes with the side panel fan.

When it boils down this close, looks count for a LOT! If you prefer the look of the 1200, then that's it!

Be sure to point us to the build thread when you get your parts! Gratz, and good luck!



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Old September 29, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Haha CoolerMaster MASH 932.

Here are the final specs everything picked out and the final purchase that will be made tonight or tomorrow. (Posting it here for revision and to see if anyone spots any incompatibilities.)

Board:
Asus P5Q Deluxe

Processor:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.8Ghz w/ OCZ Vendetta 2, Scythe S-FLEX 1600RPM

Memory:
Mushkin XP PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 dual channel

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB

DVD Drive:
Samsung SH-S223F

OS:
Vista Home Premium OEM 64bit

PSU:
Corsair HX1000w

GPU:
HIS Radeon HD 4870x2 2GB

Monitor:
Samsung 2443BW-HAS 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor

Fan Control:
Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme Black 5.25IN 6 Fan Controller Blue LED Up to 30W Per Channel

Case:
Antec Twelve Hundred with stock LED fans, 2 Noctua P12 fans (1 for the side panel, 1 for the internal GPU cooling behind the HD cage)

Mouse:
Logitech G5

Mouse Pad:
Razer eXactMat Mouse Pad & eXactRest Wrist Rest Bundle Dual Sided Mousing Surface

Keyboard: (Already owned) Logitech G11

I hope that's everything and I hope there are no compatibility issues or else I'm screwed.
Thanks for all your help guys and I will surely point you towards the build thread once started!

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Old September 29, 2008, 12:21 PM
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Don't forget to get some thermal compound. (MX2 or AS5)
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