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Hello everyone, I've had a Coolermaster HAF 932 Advanced since 2013. Over the years I've gotten lazy and stopped cleaning it every 4-6 months. I have 3 dogs and a cat so the dust/gunk on the fans is pretty much FUBAR after not cleaning for 2-3 years. The PCIe brackets are broke where my GPU goes so it has quite a bit of sag as well. Had to try and use the extra 4-pin power cable to hang it up and lessen the sag.

 

I'm looking to upgrade my build in the near future with a Zen2 CPU, new mobo, RAM, semi-modular PSU, fans, and fan filters.

 

Should I go ahead and spend another $70-80 for a new mid-tower case? If so any suggestions?

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Why not? How's the money situation, if you can afford it and your bills go for it. If not you already know which option you should go with.

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When I built mine I reused my zalman z9+ case. It's easy enough to clean once empty. My fans etc were all good except one. So that was an easy call especially since ram prices were rediculous then. If you have to buy new fans and filters the question becomes is it worth the extra couple bucks for a case that comes with them pre installed. If it were me I'd definitely go with the new case if it's in your budget and not going to make you compromise your other components.

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17 hours ago, fluxdeity said:

Should I go ahead and spend another $70-80 for a new mid-tower case? If so any suggestions?

Probably. You can easily fit your new system int a much smaller case with as good airflow and easier to access dust filters. 

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17 hours ago, fluxdeity said:

Should I go ahead and spend another $70-80 for a new mid-tower case? If so any suggestions?

No, get some filters and call it a day.

 

If you want a new, better case, you have to spend more money. But spending money for something that is essentially the same thing but (might) look different makes little to no sense.

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I wouldn't replace it, they don't make em like that anymore, new cases are just ovens with no airflow

 

maybe you can put the graphics card on a different mobo slot so you avoid the broken supports, or are all of them broken? also you mean the plastics or the metal structure? you can easily get rid of those plastics and use screws, I always do that, those tool less mountings tend to be shit anyways

 

also clean the fans and get some filters, get a top filter as well, you can DIY

 

PSU: buy a normal one and use zip ties to keep the unused cables together, modular isn't worth when there's usually more than $20 difference.

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