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- Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Like Share


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Supernova1332 May 26, 10
Needless to say, I want one.
Oh, the features. I'm almost drooling.

Great review player1

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Player1 May 26, 10
quote Supernova1332
Great review player1
Thanks.

And yeah it's a great case, definitely took the place as my favorite.
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Supernova1332 May 26, 10
quote Player1
quote Supernova1332
Great review player1
Thanks.

And yeah it's a great case, definitely took the place as my favorite.
And it has wheels! XD
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Gravity May 26, 10
So it shipped with 2 sets of USB cables, one for usb 3 external connectivity and one set for usb 2 internal?
I was hoping to hold out for a usb 3 ready case before but then I thought better of it. Kinda glad now I didn't wait. Seems like a good case with awesome cooling. I like the hot swap bays.
I think you should include some more basic info, like specifically measure the case and height with/without wheels. Also how much specific room is there for cards.
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Player1 May 26, 10
Gravity thanks for the input, I'll be sure to put that info in future reviews.

To answer your questions:

You can fit a 5970 in there no problem. The max video card length is 13.46 inches.

As for dimensions it is W/H/D 230 x 550 x 590 mm / 9.1 x 21.7 x 23.2 inch.

As for Weight the case is 35.5 lbs
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Saransh Comsole May 26, 10
Great review Player! :>

This is a great case; the wheels made me jizz irl cuz the idea of carrying a full tower around is .
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hiigaran May 26, 10
i really think a table of comparisons should have been there, showing the differences between the three cases within the series. i really dont know whats new in the hafx, apart from wheels. the necessity is great considering that i dont even know if it is worth the extra 50 bucks over the 932, or the extra 100 bucks over the 922. there are no comparisons between them in the testing section either.

the review was decent, but im going to have the be the unpopular one and say that this could have been a little better.

...or did you have no way of testing the other cases?
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JonWall May 26, 10
quote hiigaran
i really think a table of comparisons should have been there, showing the differences between the three cases within the series. i really dont know whats new in the hafx, apart from wheels. the necessity is great considering that i dont even know if it is worth the extra 50 bucks over the 932, or the extra 100 bucks over the 922. there are no comparisons between them in the testing section either.

the review was decent, but im going to have the be the unpopular one and say that this could have been a little better.

...or did you have no way of testing the other cases?
The wheels arent new, nor are the pushbutton optical bay brackets. As for it being worth the extra $50 over the haf932 i would say it is for sure. Downfalls of the haf932 that i have would be the fact that you cant turn off the led on the front fan, the interior is a grey colour which isnt painted and looks worse than black, the 2 hot swappable bays would be EXTREMELY useful to me right now, and that psu bracket would be awesome to have in my case as well.
Decent review but id have liked to have seen it compared to the previous gen haf cases as well as the other people have mentioned.
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Gravity May 26, 10
And here I thought hii would have already compiled a report of the differences and posted in triplicate. heh
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Player1 May 26, 10
quote hiigaran
i dont even know if it is worth the extra 50 bucks over the 932
For the features I'd say yeah it is.

quote JonWall
The wheels arent new, nor are the pushbutton optical bay brackets.
I don't recall saying either was new.

quote hiigaran
...or did you have no way of testing the other cases?
I don't own the other two cases, so I had no way to test them.
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hiigaran May 26, 10
i guess ill just have to wait till someone does then

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As for it being worth the extra $50 over the haf932 i would say it is for sure
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For the features I'd say yeah it is.
the only problem is, ive been trying to find a reason as to why the 932 is 50 bucks more than the 922. so ok, in comparison, the x is worth it over the 932, but what about over the 922? because between the 922 and 932, there is...what? an extra drive bay, and extra inch in height and width? and half of the views on the net saying it cools a little better (other half in favor of the 922)?

quote Gravity
And here I thought hii would have already compiled a report of the differences and posted in triplicate. heh
haha, no unfortunately, its the temperatures that really matter to me, and i cant start recommending this until i have that comparison. nothing on google either.
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Player1 May 26, 10
quote hiigaran
the only problem is, ive been trying to find a reason as to why the 932 is 50 bucks more than the 922. so ok, in comparison, the x is worth it over the 932, but what about over the 922?
The HAF 922 and 932 both perform similar, So you can guess that the HAFX will perform similar as well. I doubt CM would call it their flagship model if it didn't.

The reason it is more expensive is indeed for it's features. While you might not find the extra goodies and space interesting many enthusiasts do.

For instance Hot Swap bays are extremely useful if you've got multiple HDDs with information on them that you can easily swap out. Or even having the ability to easily swap to a different HdD with a different OS. The point is there are a lot of users that find these useful, and those people will find the feature on a case useful. Besides Hot Swap bays aren't cheap.

There are also many users that find the extra space to e great simply because they have larger hands, or it gives them a bit of extra room to reroute wires.

It's also great to be able to mount a large radiaor inside the case, without having to undergo modifications.

Yeah some features seem pointless, but once you've used them, you actually like them, so it's nice to see them on a case.

While temperatures are great they're not the only thing you should think about when buying a case.

My point is the case is aimed at enthusiasts and it is their flagship model. If you don't want the features them it's perfectly fine to settle for a different case.
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Moonrise May 26, 10
USB 3.0 on the front, better placement of the power button, larger size, hot-swap drive bays, better cable management options, more fans, sexy new look, more expansion bay slots...I'd say those are some nice improvements.
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JonWall May 27, 10
quote Player1
quote hiigaran
i dont even know if it is worth the extra 50 bucks over the 932
For the features I'd say yeah it is.

quote JonWall
The wheels arent new, nor are the pushbutton optical bay brackets.
I don't recall saying either was new.

No but hii said the wheels were new, and saying that cooler master "innovated" a push button system that theyve been using for a few years now makes it sound like they were new.
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