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hiigaran Jan 11, 11
impressive case, though i found the lack of cpu cooling performance to be my dealbreaker. though for 60 bucks, i guess i wouldnt mind recommending this to others in need of a good case that isnt overly expensive.
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duneworld Jan 11, 11
Apparently in the US it is quite the competitor to the Antec 300, unfortunately atm I've only ever seen it being about £10 more expensive than the 300 in the UK, which is £60, where there are more options and it isn't necessarily the best option, mostly for aesthetic reasons tho. And neither of them are particularly strong budget options being over £50.

Very well written review.
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dlb1 Jan 12, 11
quote from HAF912 Review
this case has better average cooling performance than the Cooler Master 932
???? Whaaaaa ???? In the graphs shown in the review, the only time the 912 had better cooling was in the last HDD temps. All the other temps were higher, sometimes significantly higher, esp. the CPU temps which are probably the most important, or at least as important as the GPU temps. Other than the single off-base comment, I found the review to be well done and well written. Nice work, and nice case!
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H_Jager Jan 13, 11
hiigaran
Yeah it is a pretty nifty case for not much money. The Antec 300 which was is my go-to case for years is pretty much the exact same price at the moment and I don't like the hard drive configuration quite as much as in this case.

duneworld
Not quite sure if you are saying that the 300 or the 912 has more options....
But I think they are about evenly matched. Here are my thoughts: The hard drive cages are better oriented in the 912, The cooling is better out-of-the-box in the 300, the aesthetics are simpler in the 300, there are dedicated spots for SSD's in the 912.

dlb
I think that the 912 could do much better in cooling, but you would need to modify things in order to improve air flow and management. I am not sure as to why this case posted the temps it did. It certainly has enough fans in it to move a good quantity of air.
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Gravity Jan 13, 11
It seems like an ok case for the money.

I really think they should have painted the insides black, cause the way it is just makes it look like a plain jane ugly case on the inside.

Not sure why the hdd wires are toward the outside? Well since there's not really a window panel it really doesn't matter, just commits to the ugly like an ugly chick with jacked up war-paint. I guess the way it's wired up it doesn't seem like it was done in such a way to show the case can support as good of wire management as the holes and design seem to possibly allow.

Exactly what size is there allowed to fit GPU in?


Are you really saving money though if you have to run out and byof (buy your own fans)? Gives you more options. I think maybe I could take a liking to the case the more I look at it. Maybe it's intended to be 'UV' ready lol.

Outside looks decent, similar to other HAF cases.
Do the fans that come with it light up?
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duneworld Jan 13, 11
quote H_Jager
duneworld
Not quite sure if you are saying that the 300 or the 912 has more options....
But I think they are about evenly matched. Here are my thoughts: The hard drive cages are better oriented in the 912, The cooling is better out-of-the-box in the 300, the aesthetics are simpler in the 300, there are dedicated spots for SSD's in the 912.
I was saying that in the UK there are more high quality options for cases at the £60 price point, so the HAF 912 Plus is just one of many options; it is not a clear winner.
I think that the HAF 912 is a much better case than the Antec 300, and a price difference of £10 isn't significant enough to make me think the Antec 300 is the better option, again, it's just that the HAF 912 isn't the clear winner at £60, it definitely would be at £50.

Gravity, there is actually a version of the case, the HAF 912 Plus that has a black interior, which is the version which is widely available in the UK.

With the top harddrive bay left installed you can fit a graphics card up to 27cm in length, which would be enough for a 6970 or original reference 5870 or GTX 580 and the like, but not a 5970, if you remove the top harddrive bay there isn't anything it can't fit.
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Gravity Jan 13, 11
Ah ok, that's what I was wondering about the card size because I thought that looked awfully tight in there with a 5870 if someone was going to fit in a 5970. I very unlikely would ever get something like a 5970 regardless though but good to be assured these other cards can fit with the cages in.
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PontiacGTX1 Jul 30, 11
I recently bought this case but the paint was damaged i need to know which number of Color it is and if it matte paint pls!
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hiigaran Jul 30, 11
uhhh, if it comes damaged, you return it to where you got it from for a replacement. and i doubt any of us will know what specific colour it is.
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