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I am thinking of getting a NZXT H440 but would it have enough airflow to keep cool in the Australian summers, other cases I'm looking at are the Corsair Air 540.

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Corsair Carbide Air 540 is one of the best case you can get on the market. Cooler-Master HAF Stacker 935 (or 945 adding a 915) is my favorite for having more room to use

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Corsair Carbide Air 540 is one of the best case you can get on the market. Cooler-Master HAF Stacker 935 (or 945 adding a 915) is my favorite for having more room to use

Would paying $180ish to much to pay for the Air 540

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Both of those cases are pretty expensive, consider something cheaper like the CM haf 912, it has good airflow and doesn't look too bad either. You can use the spared money to go for some better parts in your pc :)

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Unfortunatly I have to agree with Sauron even he sounds like the most evil person on the planet. HAF 912 is the cheapeast of the HAF family but HAF stands for High Air Flow and when you look at the case it's obvious.

PC : | CPU: Intel 4790K | COOLER: Corsair H105 w/ JetFlo's Push/Pull | MOBO: EVGA Z97 Classified | GPU: EVGA FTW 4GB GTX 970 X2 | RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast 1866Mhz 32GB | CASE: HAF Stacker 945 | PSU: Corsair AX1500i | DISPLAY: Asus MX299Q | SSD: 2 X Corsair Neutron GTX 480 GB in RAID0 | mSATA SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 500 GB | HDD: 4 X Western Digital RED 4 TB in JBOD |

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I'm into more of a minimalist approach to things instead of an aggressive look can you help me find a cheaper minimalist case and my budget is $1000-$1500 I already have a mechanical keyboard and mouse.

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1000$ is a whole ton of money for a computer chassis, is that a typo or what?

Anyway, Silverstone cases are specifically designed with airflow in mind, original concepts and, apparently, very good temperature results. Hope this helps. :)

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n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Not silent unless you run the fans on low, but the air 540 has amazing airflow and cable management.

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Silverstone cases, specifically the RV05, FT05 and FT02 are outstanding at air cooling and looking great. I myself have an RV05 and @spwath has an FT05, and I can say it's an outstanding case, especially with its size as well.

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Silverstone cases, specifically the RV05, FT05 and FT02 are outstanding at air cooling and looking great. I myself have an RV05 and @spwath has an FT05, and I can say it's an outstanding case, especially with its size as well.

Make sure you get a modular PSU, as for me it was really hard without one

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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