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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, guys I want to buy a new case. I like Haf X because of its awesome cooling and it looks great but I want bigger window and a fan on the side pannel for my video card. What do you thnik: Corsair C70, Antec DF-85 or Haf X :)

Thanks

Cooler Master HAF X: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2988&product_name=HAF%20X

Corsair Vengeance C70: http://www.corsair.com/en/pc-cases/vengeance-series-gaming-case/vengeance-c70-mid-tower-gaming-case-military-green.html

Antec DF-85: http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=2404&fid=329

PS. I really like the DF-85 but i don't like that it hasn't got any ventilation holes at the bottom for the power supply

I'll also accept other ideas :))

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With my experience with the DF-85, i can't really recommend it. It's really plasticky and feels cheap and weak. And it has these useless bay covers that just get in your way every time you try and use a DVD drive, but it's really upto you if you use the DVD drive.

The HAF is a nice standard case, but again, there are newer better, options: Switch 810.

The C70 is great if you're into the whole military thing. It's also an excellent case overall.

Out of the three i would recommend the C70. But have a look at other cases like the NZXT switch, or phantom, or a BitFenix case.

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i have the Haf X and love it and i would proberly say that it is one of the best cases on the market if you like the style of it

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I would say the C70 since it is the most good looking.

It is also the highest quality since it has zero plastic parts.

Both the HAF X and the DF-85 is full of plastic.

Maybe you should open your eyes and aim for and go for a aluminum case.

They are more expensive but it is worth it, hardware will come and go but a good quality case will last.

If you are aircooling there isn't a better case then the fortress ft-02 from silverstone.

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Unless you're going for 3-4 GPUs, I'd go with the C70. Corsair cases supposedly tend to be nicer to build with, too.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's important for me to have a window on the side pannel because I'll install LED lights. I don't mind if it's from plastic. I really like the C70 but I don't like that the two front fans are behind the HHDs that's going to be a problem for me. :)

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It's important for me to have a window on the side pannel because I'll install LED lights. I don't mind if it's from plastic. I really like the C70 but I don't like that the two front fans are behind the HHDs that's going to be a problem for me. :)
There's two fan mounts in the front as well, so you can just move the fans there.
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It's important for me to have a window on the side pannel because I'll install LED lights. I don't mind if it's from plastic. I really like the C70 but I don't like that the two front fans are behind the HHDs that's going to be a problem for me. :)
So you mean that I can put two more 120mm fans at the front on the C70 ?
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It's important for me to have a window on the side pannel because I'll install LED lights. I don't mind if it's from plastic. I really like the C70 but I don't like that the two front fans are behind the HHDs that's going to be a problem for me. :)
Yes you can mount them in the front, but I had to drill the holes a bit bigger to get the screws threw because the paint made them too small.

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It's important for me to have a window on the side pannel because I'll install LED lights. I don't mind if it's from plastic. I really like the C70 but I don't like that the two front fans are behind the HHDs that's going to be a problem for me. :)

Couldn't you just remove the HDD cages?

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What do you think of the Aerocool x predator ? It looks good, isn't it ?
They're all pretty hideous, but some are less hideous than others, I suppose.
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What do you think of the Aerocool x predator ? It looks good, isn't it ?
too be honest, I'd go with the Switch 810, it's one of the highest reviewed cases, TTL gave it a gold award and case of the year award.

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on HAF X just the front panel and the decoration is plastic :) and im pretty sure just the side panels weight heavier than the c70 :)

i really like the design of c70 and the top handles are awesome, so if you gonna carry the case around by yourself i wudnt recommend the haf x cause its pretty heavy :)

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Ok. I've already got my two favourite ones : the Switch 810 and the Aerocool x predator :)

The problem now is that I'm from Bulgaria and we haven't got them yet :D :D I guess I'll have to wait for them :P

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What do you think of the Aerocool x predator ? It looks good, isn't it ?
We clearly got diferent opinions on whats that look good. The x predator looks like something for a five year old, in my world a case should be minimalistic and beautiful to look at, not look like a failed attemp to draw a batmobile. It should also use quality materials (aluminum) and hold the highest quality (no plastic). Keep your eyes open for Lian-Li and Silverstone cases.
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Get the C70 vengeance, the haf x that i had didnt have great build quality and felt cheap due to the tacky plastics and such, i got the cm storm trooper but i regret not getting the c70 now

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NZXT Switch 810. Very nice full tower chassis for a very affordable price. Has plenty space for a good few rads and has support for E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards. I recently bought one for myself and have no regrets- absolutely love this case. Great value for money.


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I like the HAF X alot but I'm a window person as well The corsair c70 is a sick case and has a great window to it :) I would choose the C70


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The c70 is best of the three....but personally i dont like cases which have too simple a design....but yeah the white c70 is an exception


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With my experience with the DF-85, i can't really recommend it. It's really plasticky and feels cheap and weak. And it has these useless bay covers that just get in your way every time you try and use a DVD drive, but it's really upto you if you use the DVD drive.

The HAF is a nice standard case, but again, there are newer better, options: Switch 810.

The C70 is great if you're into the whole military thing. It's also an excellent case overall.

Out of the three i would recommend the C70. But have a look at other cases like the NZXT switch, or phantom, or a BitFenix case.

DRKM

The army isnt the only branch... How about the Marines :) lol i would word that as the whole military thing ( Military Green) is the color
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